History of the classic car museum in Salzburg

About the collector and his collection

Helmuth Vötter had a humble childhood. His father had died in the war and he lived in a one-room-flat on a farm with his mother. Helmuth had to work on the farm as soon as he was able. His pay was “the fare” (food).

The hardworking young man had exhibited an interest in motorisation from an early age. As a teenager he picked up motors from scrap dealers in his spare time, took them apart and built fit-to-drive vehicles. His dream was a BMW Isetta, but he assumed he’d never be able to afford this small car.

His passion for collecting historic cars started around 30 years ago with just that Isetta. Helmuth purchased the vehicle in poor condition and restored it fondly over long hours. This laid the foundation for today’s classic car museum. He continued to buy more and more vehicles for little money, took them to his own garage, and brought them back to life with lots of effort and hours of work.

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Helmut Vötter

Frequently sneered at, never discouraged. His dream of retaining a piece of vehicle history for the generations to come has been realised. Today his car museum is open to anyone showing an interest.

Our head of the house is looking forward to your visit – preferably while on holiday. Request an offer now!

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you and your everyday life.

Familie VötterSchloßstraße 325710 Kaprun

+43 6547 71340hotel@voetterskaprun.com
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