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All about Arnold Although Arnold Schwarzenegger left his hometown of Thal, Austria, to make it big in Hollywood and California politics, residents of the small town have never forgotten their homeboy.

On July 30, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum opened in his family’s former apartment, the ground floor of a two-story house in which he lived until 1966. The museum showcases the simple apartment where the movie star-turned-politician was born, a home that had no electricity or running water. It includes Schwarzenegger memorabilia such as trophies, photographs, workout equipment and mementos from his movie career and politics.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The website (in German) is The site offers directions to the museum.

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