Historical aircraft, contemporary art and gourmet restaurant
The decision to build Hangar-7 was made for very practical reasons: The Flying Bulls needed a new home for their unique collection of historical aircraft.
The Douglas DC-6B alone, with its wingspan of 36 meters and a rudder assembly nine meters high, would have made it necessary to move into a new hangar.
The ambition was to link modern technology with the mythical dreams of flight – not just to create a dignified home for rare antiques, but also to establish a place where technology, art and passion meet: in short, far more than simply an aircraft hangar. It's a world-wide unique combination of an aircraft hangar, an art gallery and a space for gastronomy and events.
From the outside, Hangar-7 is basically shaped like a wing. Inside the building itself, the transparent shell opens to a heavenly expanse of sky … after all, the sky is where aircraft are most at home, especially those of the Flying Bulls.
In October 1999, the planning of the world’s most extraordinary airplane hangar began ... ground was finally broken in January 2001. It’s not just the idea and concept of Hangar-7 that rise above the ordinary; the process of its construction has been pretty extraordinary as well. Because of its unusual form, the model has even had to pass wind tunnel tests. On 22 August 2003, Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport saw its official opening – with a fittingly extraordinary celebration.
Gourmet Restaurant IKARUS
The Ikarus in Hangar-7 is the realization of a unique restaurant concept: under the auspices of the “Chef of the Century” Eckart Witzigmann, top-flight cooks from around the world take over the restaurant kitchen for a month a time.Facebook