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Driving to The Nurburgring

A Motorists guide to The Nurburgring - directions, parking and more



Area Map

Directions

Arriving / Parking

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If you're looking for the ultimate driving thrill on the road, then the Nurburgring is almost certainly it. It's legally classed as a toll road for public driving sessions but is essentially a track where you can drive at any speed whilst observing the German road laws.

It's informally known as "The 'Ring" by petrol heads the world over but the formal name for the track is the "Nurburgring Nordschleife" which translates as "Nurburgring North Loop". The track is 13 miles long and there are 73 corners to negotiate so it's not for the faint hearted.

The track was originally the German formula one circuit but this came to an end after Niki Lauda's horrific accident in 1976. Nowadays it is used for track days, public driving days, manufacturer testing and for the occasional race series.

So, if you're looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush on the road this is it. However, be aware of the fact that this is a very dangerous road with frequent accidents, don't go without insurance and drive as if you don't have insurance and you'll be fine!

Map of the area



The Nurburgring driving and parking

Driving to the Nurburgring is relatively straightforward, your sat nav will get you there without any hassle. It's all autobahns and major routes right up until the point the Nurburgring is signposted so you shouldn't have any problems finding it.

Parking:
The hotels in the area usually have enough parking although it's worth checking with them if you're going in a large group. Parking at the 'ring is generally fine as there are a number of overspill car parks for when the main car park fills up. On bank holidays and sunny weekends expect it to be full. Parking is free around the circuit entrance although you may end up in a field if it's really full.

Speed limits around The Nurburgring

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from The Nurburgring to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from The Nurburgring
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Koblenz, Germany47 km (29 miles)

Town
Cologne, Germany63 km (39 miles)

Attraction
Spa Francorchamps, Belgium69 km (43 miles)

Town
Trier, Germany72 km (45 miles)

Town
Luxembourg, Luxembourg102 km (63 miles)

Town
Frankfurt, Germany127 km (79 miles)

Town
Dortmund, Germany132 km (82 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Meerdal, Netherlands139 km (86 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos, Netherlands139 km (86 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands150 km (93 miles)

Town
Heidelberg, Germany165 km (102 miles)

Town
Brussels, Belgium190 km (118 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France193 km (120 miles)

Town
Antwerp, Belgium202 km (125 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands236 km (147 miles)

Town
Stuttgart, Germany240 km (149 miles)

Town
Rotterdam, Netherlands243 km (151 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France255 km (158 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands264 km (164 miles)

Town
Amsterdam, Netherlands264 km (164 miles)

Town
Lille, France275 km (171 miles)

Town
Bruges, Belgium277 km (172 miles)

Attraction
Disneyland Paris, France343 km (213 miles)

Town
Zurich, Switzerland354 km (220 miles)

Town
Paris, France369 km (229 miles)

Town
Hamburg, Germany410 km (255 miles)

Town
Munich, Germany418 km (260 miles)

Attraction
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany418 km (260 miles)

Town
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic421 km (261 miles)

Town
Geneva, Switzerland467 km (290 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France470 km (292 miles)

Town
Innsbruck, Austria475 km (295 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Moselle - Domaine des Trois Forêts, France478 km (297 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Les Hauts de Bruyères, France478 km (297 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England490 km (304 miles)

Attraction
The Stelvio Pass, Italy499 km (310 miles)

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