Do you enjoy historic airplanes, helicopters and Formula-1 racers? If so, then Hanger-7 at the Salzburg airport may be the place for you!
During my recent trip, I decided to visit Hanger-7 for my husband who couldn’t be with me. He is a private pilot and airplane fanatic, so I knew he would definitely love this place but would have to settle for a few pictures this time 🙁
Needless to say, I’m not the biggest airplane fan but have gone to many air museums and air shows during my marriage and have learned to really appreciate these beautiful beasts and am in awe of the physics it takes to make them do what they do. The planes at Hanger-7 did not disappoint.
Hanger-7 is the brainchild of Dietrich Mateschitz founder of “Red Bull”. He has amassed quite a collection of cars and planes, many of which still race. Needing a larger hanger to display these treasures, he had the current hanger built.
To say it is architecturally interesting is an understatement. I don’t usually like modern architecture but found this marvel to be very unique and quite beautiful.
Throughout the building you will find a collection of the vintage planes, helicopters and cars but also a unique and rotating display of art. On this trip, the collection on display didn’t really hold my attention but you may have better luck on your visit plus I don’t think most people visit Hanger-7 for the art!
Here are a few pictures of what people do visit Hanger-7 for!
After your visit you might want to enjoy the restaurant, one of the 2 bars or the lounge on site. The restaurant, Icarus, is Michelin rated.
Hanger-7 is open from 9 am – 10 pm every day. During my stay, I was using public buses to get around outside the main walkable parts of Salzburg. I had seen on the website to take the #2 bus and get off at the Karolingerstrasse stop and “you’ll see the Hanger right in front of you”. So I pulled out my handy map of the bus system and started my journey.
When I got off at Karolingerstrasse, the hanger was not right in front of me and there were no signs saying “Hanger-7 this way”! Luckily someone else got off the bus with me and knew the way. So if you take the bus, cross the street and continue down Karolingerstrasse until you do see the hanger on your right. It was probably another 5 minutes or so down the street.
My other suggestion would be timing your visit. Since I had many other things I wanted to do this day, some of which included beer, I decided to visit early. I arrived about 9:45 am and was at first a little disappointed with the number of planes and cars on display. As I wandered around they started bringing more planes and helicopters into the hanger. So my suggestion would be to visit later in the day so all of the displays are complete.
All in all I had an enjoyable time at Hanger-7 and can recommend it to all you airplane and car fans. I know the next time I’m in Salzburg (with my husband) I will be going again!
Oh yea, I forgot to mention that entrance is Free!!!