This race track is one of Europe’s most famous racing circuits. Called “the Ring”, the venue is located next to the town of Nürburg in Germany.
This 23km circuit was home to the Grand Prix from its construction in 1925 until a crash in 1976 which forced the Formula 1 race to move elsewhere. The circuit features a variety of sections, including some incredibly fast areas.
The smaller 5km circuit was created in 1984 which now occasionally hosts Formula 1 races. Various other types of motor racing are held here, and the Nürburgring also hosts many driving enthusiasts who can pay a fee to race their car on the circuit.
Location — Located around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the Eifel, which is about 70 kilometres south of Cologne hotels, 100 kilometres northwest of Mainz, and 120 kilometres northwest of hotels in central Frankfurt.
Opened — 1927
Address — Nurburgring, 53520 Nurburg/Eiffel, Germany
Major Events — Formula One Grand Prix, GP2, F3, DTM, 24H, 1000 km, VLN
Circuit Length — 5,148 km
Spectator Capacity — around 140.000
Directions — Nurburg is easily accessible from Germany’s superb autobahn network. From the north, any of the routes that converge on Aachen, Cologne or Bonn can be used whilst from the south, it may be approached using the E44 from the direction of Luxembourg or the E31 from Frankfurt.
Air Connections : The closest international airport to Nurburg is Cologne/Bonn. Frankfurt Hahn, Dusseldorf Flughafen and Frankfurt-Main are slightly more distant. Car hire facilities are available at all airports.
Visitors from the UK and Ireland can fly directly to these airports. easyJet operate regular services to Cologne/Bonn from London (Gatwick), East Midlands and Liverpool airports, germanwings from London (Stanstead) and Lufthansa from London (Heathrow). Ryanair fly from London (Stansted), Glasgow (Prestwick), Dublin in Ireland, Shannon airport and Kerry to Frankfurt Hahn.