Industrial Tourism Attractions

Industrial Tourism Attractions in Austria

KTM Motorcycles Mattighofen

KTM offers the opportunity to glance behind the scenes of the off road competition motorcycle manufacturer. The X-BOW extreme sports car is KTM's answer on four wheels. From the union of the engine and frame, to the final functional testing on the test stand, the visitors will become closely acquainted with the entire KTM motorcycle manufacturing process during an expertly guided tour. Along with a host of interesting details, above all else, a lot of KTM motorcycles can be seen.

BMW Steyr

The BMW plant in Steyr is the largest engine building plant of BMW Group and the competence center for diesel engines: 3, 4 and 6 cylinder diesel and gas engines for BMW and MINI are developed and built here. The engines are delivered to other BMW Group plants around the world. The BMW Steyr Plant has been successful for more than 30 years and is one of the largest and most important industrial plants in Austria. The visit presents the development of diesel engines, the production of engine components and their assembly. 

Achensee and Zillertal Railways (Jenbach)

The Achenseebahn, established in 1889, is a metre gauge line, built on the Riggenbach rack railway system, that extends 6.7 km north, and connects with steamers on the lake from which it takes its name. Motive power is provided by three steam locomotives built in Vienna in 1899, and by a fourth one built to the same original design in 2005.
The Zillertalbahn was built to a gauge of 760 mm between 1895 and 1902 and extends 32 km south to Mayrhofen.

The Semmering Railway

The 58 km section of railway through the Semmering Pass between Gloggnitz and Murzzuschlag was built between 1848 and 1854 and was part of the Sudbahn, the railway that linked Vienna, the capital of the Habsburg Empire, with the principal imperial port of Trieste. It was the first main line railway to pass through one of Europe's greatest mountain passes, and in 1998 became the first transport route to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The Rolls-Royce Museum, Dornbirn

It is a privately owned automobile museum in  Vorarlberg, Austria. Established in 1982, and officially opened to the public in 1999, it is said to have the world's largest collection of Rolls-Royce cars (70 cars).