The Nürburgring is a household name for motor-racing enthusiasts all over the world. It is regarded as the mother of all racetracks and the term 'tradition' just isn't powerful enough for describing it. On 18th June 1927, after a construction time of only two years, the circuit staged its first motor-racing event. Since then, the legendary Nordschleife has been both loved and dreaded by the drivers. And at the latest when the British three-time Formula One World Champion Jackie Stewart gave the circuit the name 'The Green Hell', the myth was born. Up to and including the 1993 season, DTM also contested its races at the Nordschleife. But to provide the visitors maximum race action, the DTM races have been contested at the short 3.629-kilometres version of the GP circuit since then - what means far more laps, more action and - consequently - more fascination. Meanwhile, winning at the Eifel still is something very special for the 18 drivers.
The DTM carries out two races on all race weekends. The distance is always 55 minutes plus one lap.
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship is the leading junior series in Europe. Anyone who shines here has good prospects for a cockpit in the DTM or Formula 1.
In the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup, super sports cars from Ingolstadt are entering the race.
|Opened||27. Juni 1927|
|Track length||3,629 km|
|DTM-Lap record||1.22,308 Min. (10. September 2017)|
|Driven by||René Rast (Audi)|
|Most victories||Bernd Schneider, Bruno Spengler, Laurent Aiello (3)|
|The best brande||Mercedes-AMG (11)|
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Camping round the Nürburgring
Type: on selected parking lots around the racetrack
Distance to track: about 5 minutes walk
Here you'll find all infos for Camping around Nürburgring.
Official Camping at the Nürburgring
Size: 300 000m², 1200 plots
Distance to track: about 5 minutes walk
Here you'll find all infos for official Camping Nürburgring.
Welcome to the camping hotel: Just rent a tent and accessories and enjoy a stress-free camping directly at the racetrack – without long search a decent spot and without annoying tent assembling.
At www.zeltheld.com you can easily book your camping tents and accessories for all DTM races in Germany. All rented tents will be pitched before your arrival on a perfect spot and ZELTHELD will even take care of the disassembly while you’re already on your way home. Rented accessories can be also picked up at their service tent and be used by you at the location of your choice.
On the region: The Nürburgring is located in the midst of the Eifel that was formed by volcanism and surrounded by the woods and rolling hills between the towns Adenau and Nürburg. The bigger cities in the environment are Koblenz, Andernach and Neuwied to the east as well as Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler to the north. With the car you can travel to 'The Ring' on the Autobahns die A1 or A48.
Grandstand lead: Grandstand T4 and 'Mercedes-Tribüne': View of the home straight and the Mercedes Arena.
To be tasted at all costs: 'Eifeler Döppekooche': The 'Döppekooche' is ring cake that originally made from grated potatoes, bacon and onions. Today, there are quite a lot of versions that feature - for instance - vegetables, sweets or are served with spicy sauces. Recipes for those who want to cook the 'Dööpekooche' themselves can be found online.
Attention, slang: Rennbaan = Nürburgring; Schleefbutz = slow person, Tummel Dich! = Hurry up!
Shop here: Motor-racing enthusiasts meet on the premises of the ring°boulevard. Here you will find popular fan products from A to Z.
Excursions and culture leads for petrolheads: For all those who aren't satisfied by the roaring engines and burning rubber witnessed during the race action, Rhineland-Palatinate provides a wide range of culture events around the topic car, technology and engines. At the Nürburgring itself, the 'ring°werk Nürburgring' invites the entire family to have fun. 4D-cinemas, driving simulators and information on the legendary circuit have got what it takes to thrill both the young ones and the adults. But Rhineland-Palatinate also features quite a lot of attractions aloof from motor racing. For active persons: If you haven't been provided with enough adrenalin will find options at the 'RadHelden Rheinland-Pfalz' (Cyling heroes) or the WanderWunder Rheinland-Pfalz (hiking wonder). With far less bhp but a clearly bigger physical effort, the cyclists and the hikers can hike / cycle on perfectly marked and even certified routes across Rhineland-Palatinate and can enjoy - in addition to spectacular views - the landscape and cultural variety of the region.
For friends of wines and gourmets: Rhineland-Palatinate features very special treats for all those who are interested in culinary delights. With a total of six winegrowing regions, Rhineland-Palatinate is not only Germany's wine state No 1. In addition, it also attracts visitors with numerous culinary highlights and festivities around the wine throughout the year. For those who want to relax: For all those who just want to put up their feet and get spoiled, the hotel partners of 'IchZeit Rheinland-Pfalz' offer multifaceted slow-down programmes. In the case of questions around the holiday destination Rhineland Palatinate please contact: Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, Löhrstraße 103-105, 56068 Koblenz, email: [email protected], Internet: www.gastlandschaften.de Our information hotline - phone 01805-757 46 36 (€0.14 Min from the German landline, mobile call max €0,42 Min) - is available from Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 20:00hrs CEST (07:00 to 19:00hrs BST).