Graz Museum Sackstraße | 30.09.2021—25.09.2022

Jochen Rindt, Myth, Graz

Childhood and Youth

Jochen Rindt is a myth, all over the world and in Graz in particular. The exhibition shows how this exceptional personality developed and takes a look at the significance of the city of Graz in the process. Raised by his grandparents at Ruckerlberggürtel, he made his way through the post-war boondocks (of Graz) in a cool, modern and death-defying manner. This is where he had his first street races, here his unprecedented path to success around the world began, and this is where he found his final resting place after his accidental death fifty-one years ago. To this day, the legendary son of the city is remembered with pride and consternation. The exhibition follows Jochen Rindt’s childhood and youth in Graz and focuses on the places and people that played a role in it. Graz companions remember their time with Jochen Rindt and fans talk about the unbroken fascination of the racing driver of the century.

Holding Graz is the project partner of the exhibition.

Curators: Beat Gugger (Lucerne), Annette Rainer, Martina Zerovnik
Exhibition design and graphic design: Benedikt Haid, Martin Embacher
Curatorial assistance: Johanna Fiedler, Martin Hammer
Project management: Franziska Schurig
Project coordination: Sibylle Dienesch

Jochen Rindt’s traces in Graz

What was Jochen Rindt like as a schoolmate? How does he still shape the memories of many people today?
Since the Graz Museum is closed due to the current Covid measures, we have now made a part of the exhibition accessible online. The interactive map of Jochen Rindt’s traces in Graz focuses on the places and people in Graz. Graz companions remember their time with Jochen Rindt and fans tell of the unbroken fascination of the racing driver of the century, including his brother Uwe Eisleben, former school colleagues and fans.

1 Riesstraße, 8047 Graz: Jochen Rindt’s “Race Track”
2 Hilmteich, 8010 Graz: Jochen Rindt’s Grandparents’ Destination for Outings
3 Café Uhu: Leonhardstraße 81, 8010 Graz
4 Primary School Nibelungen: Nibelungengasse 20, 8010 Graz
5 Police Station Schillerplatz (Graz City Library today): Schillerplatz, 8010 Graz; Jochen Rindt’s “Regular” Police Station
6 Confectioners Philipp: Krenngasse 38, 8010 Graz
7 Ruckerlberggürtel 16, 8010 Graz: Jochen Rindt’s Home
8 Am Ring, 8010 Graz: Meeting Point of Children and Young Adults
9 Ruckerlberggasse, 8010 Graz: Jochen Rindt’s “Direttissima” (straight line)
10 State Sports Centre Styria: Jahngasse 1–3, 8010 Graz
11 Police Station Paulustorgasse: Parkring 4, 8010 Graz; Jochen Rindt’s Detention
12 Graz Museum: Sackstraße 18, 8010 Graz; Jochen Rindt Exhibitions 2010 & 2021
13 Graz City Hall: Hauptplatz 1, 8010 Graz; Jochen Rindt’s Receptions and Honours
14 Royal Garden Jazzclub: Bürgergasse 4, 8010 Graz
15 Espresso & Day Bar Pinguin (a specialty shop today): Herrengasse 13, 8010 Graz
16 Hans-Sachs-Gasse 7, 8010 Graz: Grandfather’s Law Firm
17 Café Columbia (today’s Operncafé): Opernring 42, 8010 Graz
18 Protestant Parish Church Heilandskirche: Kaiser-Josef-Platz 9, 8010 Graz; The Church of Jochen Rindt’s Confirmation
19 Crossroads Sparbersbachgasse – Mandellstraße: Jochen Rindt’s “Fatal Bend”
20 Grammar School Pestalozzi: Pestalozzistraße 5, 8010 Graz
21 Car Dealership Vogl + Co: Schießstattgasse 65, 8010 Graz; Jochen Rindt’s Mentor
22 Trade Fairground Graz: Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz; Jochen Rindt Show 1968
23 Car Dealership Hackenberger: Baumkircherstraße 3, 8021 Graz; Jochen Rindt’s Simca Dealer
24 Theater im Bahnhof: Elisabethinergasse 27a, 8020 Graz; Jochen Rindt Course “Jochen Rindt – I would also like a grave of honour”, 2009
25 Jochen-Rindt-Platz: Reininghaus, 8020 Graz
26 Central Cemetery: Triester Straße 164, 8020 Graz
27 Feldkirchner Straße 124, 8055 Seiersberg: Private Jochen Rindt Memorial Stone
28 Private Grammar School Bad Aussee: 8990 Bad Aussee

Map of Graz © City Surveyor‘s Office
Photographs/Videos Places of Memory: Franziska Schurig

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