arnold schwarzenegger museum gi Arnold Schwarzenegger museum officially opens in AustriaGovernator fans, make your travel plans now. On Friday (Oct. 7), Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand at the grand opening of a museum dedicated to his life and career in his Austrian hometown of Thal.

The museum — housed in his former home — includes the former bodybuilder’s first barbell, the metal bed he slept on as a child, several “Terminator” models and the desk he sat behind as governor of California, reports the Associated Press.

Schwarzenegger also unveiled a bronze statue of himself flexing his muscles while wearing only a small pair of swim trunks, a reference to his early career as a world champion bodybuilder.

“My personal success has less to do with millions of dollars or with the headlines in the media that are not always positive and also not with being clapped on the shoulder by Barack Obama and other world names,” said Schwarzenegger. “Personal success is the result of determination, hard work and stubbornness.”

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