Saturday, September 19, 2015

Nurburgring Part 2 - Nurburg, Germany

Nurburg is obviously famous for the race track that surrounds it, but there's more to the place than just car racing. Our hotel the Lindner Hotel Eifeldorf Grune Holle is a quaint little German style building.

Across the road is the Eifeldorf's parent hotel - the Lindner Congress & Motorsport Hotel. In the background, you can see the roller coaster that is next to the main straight of the Nurburgring GP track.

Walking around, there's no denying that you can't escape the reminder of cars and racing. Here we see the main straight of the GP track.

There was some open wheeler practice on the GP track the day we were there.

The visitor center provides a huge facility to hold functions and displays.

Preparations were taking place for the Nurburgring 24 Hour race event the following week.

Nissan has a large presence at the ring, given the amount of testing that took place there for the R35 GT-R. There is a showroom and fan shop.

A Juke Nismo...

The current model year R35...

The 370Z Nismo...

In Nurburg town, there is one main road looking up at Nurburg Castle which dates back to the 1100s.

Spring in Germany brings out the tulips.

There is a BMW test center in town, where M cars are brought to be tested on the Nordschleife.

Here we are at the castle.

The view from the castle is absolutely beautiful. It really shows why the place is called the Green Hell.

The hills are alive, with the sound of engines...

After having a taste of driving the Nordschleife, it is an experience that leaves me wanting more. People who love track days will know what I mean. I will be back, and I highly recommend making the trip there if you are at all interested in cars.