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Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas? Nürburgring goes full throttle with versatile gift ideas

"Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas?" – under this motto, numerous gift ideas are waiting to make the eyes of Nürburgring fans light up on Christmas Eve. The list of the Ring „Christkind“ offers adrenaline-charged driving experiences, tickets for exciting events and, of course, a large selection of emotional fan articles. And with a little luck, a great prize awaits you in the online...
Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas? Nürburgring goes full throttle with versatile gift ideas


"Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas?" – under this motto, numerous gift ideas are waiting to make the eyes of Nürburgring fans light up on Christmas Eve. The list of the Ring „Christkind“ offers adrenaline-charged driving experiences, tickets for exciting events and, of course, a large selection of emotional fan articles. And with a little luck, a great prize awaits you in the online shop's Christmas competition. > All Christmas offers Experience the Nordschleife at racing speed, find the right couples at the official Nürburgring memory® game or experience a race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as a VIP. The Nürburgring's Christmas gift ideas are as versatile as the Nürburgring itself. Those who order by 18 December will also receive their „Ring“ presents in time for the festive season. For all those who make up their minds at short notice, the Nürburgring offers the possibility of buying a gift voucher online. This can be easily printed out at home and will thus land under the Christmas tree in good time. Raffle: "Merry RINGmas Among all online shoppers who buy items and experiences worth more than € 61.13 as part of the Christmas campaign, the Nürburgring will be giving away great prizes every Monday after each Advent weekend. Those who make such a purchase in the online shop by 1 Advent even have the chance to win a prize after all four Sundays in Advent. The draw will take place on the following Monday. The exact prize will only be revealed on the day of the competition. But one thing can already be said: prizes with a total value of around € 1,200 are waiting to be won in the raffle! All gift ideas in the fan articles section can be found under the short link for driving experiences and event tickets can be found directly on the respective product pages.

ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring & 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers: Advance Booking for 2023 starts


Many fans of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring have been waiting for this, and now the time has finally come: tickets for the highlight of the year from 18 to 21 May 2023 are now available. At the same time, advance sales also started for the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers (22-23 April 2023), which will again mark the prologue on the legendary Nordschleife one month before the 24h. The price structure could be largely maintained compared to the previous year. Even those who decide to visit the race through the green hell at a later date still have a little time: the advance sale for the 24h Nürburgring ends on 9 May. But tickets for both events are also available at the box office as usual. > more info & tickets 24h Nürburgring > more info & tickets 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers A good week earlier than this year, the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring will bring the Nordschleife to life next year. This is because Ascension Day (Thursday, 18 May) will again be used as a floating holiday for the long event weekend in 2023. So the 24h will again be the perfect setting for an extended Father's Day outing next year. And those who don't have any plans a month earlier on 21-23 April will also be well entertained at the Nürburgring, as the 24h Qualifiers are on the agenda on that date. For both events, camping and parking areas around the Nürburgring will also be open for overnight visitors - for the 24h, of course, traditionally around the entire track. Here, tickets are only available on site and will be sold directly at the entrance to the on-demand camping and spectator parking areas. The personal ticket is of course available as usual in the ticket shop.

230,000 fans at the 24h race - Rock am Ring ahead


It was the emotional return of the fans: 230,000 visitors celebrated a huge motorsport party at the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. The organisers, police and Nürburgring operating company look back with satisfaction on a successful weekend - with a great atmosphere and no incidents worth mentioning. At the same time, the 24-hour race was a strong start to the Nürburgring event summer. The next big event is already in the starting blocks: Already next weekend 90,000 festival fans will come to the Nürburgring - then for Rock am Ring (3-5 June). "I had goose bumps. Full grandstands and a great atmosphere around the track. You work all year for moments like that. That's what drives us as a race track and event location," the Managing Director of the Nürburgring Betreibergesellschaft, Christian Stephani, said enthusiastically after the weekend. "You could really feel this atmosphere everywhere. From the campsite at the Nordschleife to the lounges." This emotion is also shared by the sporting director of the organiser ADAC Nordrhein, Mirco Hansen: "The fans provide the emotional setting for our unique race. The pictures of the grid, the full grandstands and the fans around the Nordschleife - that was sensational. That has inspired everyone. The drivers and teams also confirm that." The Mayen police department also looks back on the past weekend with satisfaction. "The first official major event in two years went absolutely satisfactorily from a police point of view," explains press spokesman Nils Christ. "Apart from minor traffic disruptions, there were no noteworthy disturbances. We were on duty with strong forces and recorded only a few low-level offences despite the high number of visitors." For the police there is now only a short breather. The officers will be back on duty in time for Rock am Ring. The same goes for the team of the Nürburgring operating company. Managing director Ingo Böder, who together with Stephani is responsible for the fate of the race track, speaks of an organisational and operational tour de force: "I am proud of the whole team. While half of them were working on the 24h race, the others were already preparing Rock am Ring. On two weekends in a row, we have almost a big city as our guest. We can only manage this task with commitment and many years of event experience." From Friday, 3 June, 90,000 festival visitors are expected at the Nürburgring. The focus will then be on international top bands like Green Day, Volbeat or Muse. Together with the fans, they will continue to write the history of the Nürburgring Event Summer.

Audi wins the 24h anniversary race


The local heroes from Phoenix have secured the 50th edition of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring, their sixth overall victory in the "Eifel Marathon" after a spectacular anniversary race. South African Kelvin van der Linde, the two Belgians Dries Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch as well as Dutchman Robin Frijns prevailed after 24 hours in the "Green Hell" in the Audi R8 LMS evo II with a lead of 0:55.276 min. ahead of their Meuspath neighbours in the #3 Getspeed Mercedes-AMG, driven by DTM Champion Maximilian Götz, Fabian Schiller and Briton Adam Christodoulou. After two Corona years with severely limited attendance, 230,000 spectators experienced the 50th "Eifel Marathon" throughout the weekend and provided an impressive backdrop. With the sixth success, the Phoenix team around boss Ernst Moser moved a little closer again to the seven victories of record winner Manthey. "We came through the night well and earlier the engineers did a good job with the tyres. That's when we were able to get a big lead on the Mercedes. We deserved the win because we always had the right tyres on," explained Dries Vanthoor. For Kelvin van der Linde (2017) as well as for Dries Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch (both also with Phoenix in 2019), it was the second victory each at the 24h Nürburgring, for Robin Frijns it was the premiere. "This victory is once again a great team performance," said Julius Seebach, the Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH responsible for motorsport at Audi. "Our new Audi R8 LMS evo II proved in a tremendously tough competition that it is an absolute winning car." Maximilian Götz from the second-placed Getspeed trio said: "Actually, everything went according to plan. But you have to say that the Audi was really strong. In the end, you have to be satisfied after a race like this with all the capers. Second place is great. But of course we wanted to win." Rounding off Getspeed's strong showing was the sister car in #4. Maro Engel, Frenchman Jules Gounon and Spaniard Dani Juncadella also finished on the podium in third place. A total of 135 cars were on the grid. Numerous favourites stumbleAfter a spectacular start phase, which was dominated by the #99 Rowe-BMW and the #7 Konrad-Lamborghini, the favourites started to die early on. Several top teams retired due to accidents or technical defects or dropped back decisively after having led the field in the meantime. The Rowe-BMW #99 was followed by its sister car #98, the #126 octane126-Ferrari which had started from pole position, the #7 Konrad-Lamborghini, the #5 Phoenix-Audi and the #90 TF Sport-Aston Martin. The defending champion had a particularly spectacular farewell: Belgian Laurens Vanthoor in the #1 Manthey-Porsche touched the #15 Phoenix-Audi of his brother Dries at the wheel at the Döttinger Höhe of all places and spun the "Grello" into the crash barriers at around 260 km/h. Towards morning, the action slowly calmed down, until several rain showers caused tension again. Three hours before the end of the race, a duel for victory had emerged between the #15 Phoenix-Audi and the #3 Getspeed-Mercedes-AMG. The Phoenix team had the advantage of being able to react at later pit stops and, with Kelvin van der Linde at the wheel and cut slick tyres on a partly wet track, used this to gain a reassuring lead for the final hour of the race. Anniversary of the 24h Nürburgring was celebrated extensivelyThe weekend surrounding the 50th edition of the tradition-steeped race was all about the big anniversary. There was a reunion with numerous former 24h overall winners. Almost 40 former winners from the period between 1970 and 2021 accepted the invitation of the organising ADAC Nordrhein. Naturally, they were much sought-after for autographs and as contemporary witnesses. With Timo Bernhard and Marcel Tiemann, two of the most successful drivers in the history of the 24h were also there, each of whom had five victories at the Ring. "I hadn't seen Marcel for ten years and was very happy to meet him here now. But our successes have welded us together and the bond has always remained," said Bernhard: "I've learned so much here and I'm very humbled to have won this race five times." For Tiemann, who had to end his career in 2010 after a serious accident, the first return to the 24h Nürburgring after twelve years was also emotional. "I saw a lot of people from the team again and also Olaf Manthey, plus some fans I still knew from the past," said Tiemann, who had celebrated four of his five victories together with Bernhard in the Manthey Porsche. There were also encounters with the heroes of yesteryear at the large exhibition of former participant vehicles on the ring°boulevard, which was also adorned by a "Walk of Fame" with large-format photos of the 24h races since 1970. The extensive visitor programme also offered countless other attractions, some of which left visitors spoilt for choice. One of the special "birthday presents" was a genuine world record: live TV partner NITRO broadcast the events at the Nürburgring from the preliminary coverage on Saturday until after the chequered flag fell on Sunday in a 27-hour continuous programme, thus setting a world record for the longest TV broadcast of a live sporting event. Dates for 2023 already fixedAfter the round anniversary, the organisers drew a positive conclusion. "The great crowd and the exciting sport on the track made this event a really worthy anniversary," Race Director Walter Hornung summed up. "This gives us a lot of momentum to look ahead and start into an exciting future." The course for this has already been set, as Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG and the organising ADAC Nordrhein have already agreed on the dates for the coming years. The continuation of the cooperation with title sponsor TotalEnergies for the coming year is also already fixed. "We are pleased to be able to give all those involved, from the teams and drivers to our many helpers and the fans, planning security in this way," says Walter Hornung. Next year, the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring will be held from 18 to 21 May 2023. The prologue will be held again at the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers from 21 to 23 April 2023.

Preliminary best time in practice for the Rowe-BMW #98


The first day of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring was dominated by BMW: the provisional best time in practice on Thursday went to the Rowe-BMW #98, in which American John Edwards already set a time of 8:14.771 minutes in Qualifying 1 in the afternoon, which no competitor was able to beat again in the three-hour Qualifying 2 in the evening. The 8:15.936 minutes of the second-placed Walkenhorst-BMW #102 were also set in the morning. For the Munich-based team, it was a fitting start to the anniversary weekend of BMW M GmbH, which was founded 50 years ago. However, the competitors' best cars were not far behind, leaving fans hoping for an exciting 50th edition of the 24h Nürburgring. Third place went to the Bilstein-Mercedes-AMG #12, fourth to the Car-Collection-Audi #22. Behind the third BMW from Team Schubert in fifth place, the Dinamic-Porsche #28 and the Aston Martin from TF Sport lined up in positions six and seven. In total, the first 14 cars were within less than five seconds of each other. Individual time trial for pole position is the highlight on FridayThe fight for the starting positions at the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring continues on Friday: at 14:10, the focus is mainly on the teams in the second and third starting groups. In the evening individual time trials, the order in Group 1 will be decided - and, of course, the pole position. The first of the two top qualifying sessions will be released at 17:50. After the dice have been cast at 20:00, the programme continues with the Falken Drift Show in the Müllenbachschleife as well as a pitwalk and autograph session for all teams in the pit lane. Tickets for all days of the event are still available at the continuously open box offices and spectator areas at the Nordschleife. The live stream is available at as well as on YouTube, and the top qualifying session will be broadcast live from the Nürburgring by TV partner NITRO from 6 p.m. onwards. Campsites still accessibleAlready on Wednesday, the Adenauer Racing Day kicked off the event weekend with numerous fans creating a festival atmosphere in the racing community at the Nürburgring. This atmosphere continued on Thursday as the first day of the event, when Mario Fuchs from Grafschaft won the "Feste Nürburg" performance test in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 in the Circuit Challenge RCN. Later, the packed stands around the tradition-steeped Nordschleife and the darkness illuminated by spotlight fingers and barbecue fires gave the spectators goosebumps, and not just the spectators. "It's so awesome to drive in front of fans again," enthused Maro Engel (Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed #4). "It's the first time in two years that the stands are full again, which is really special. What's being built up there is just terrific, you can really feel the support. Thanks to the fans for everything, and I'm happy that everyone is finally back." Many other drivers agreed, with Markus Winkelhock (Scherer Sport Team Phoenix #16), for example, speaking: "I think every driver can confirm that it's great to finally have fans at the track again. This atmosphere around the Nordschleife resonates subconsciously in every lap." Anyone who wants to enjoy this atmosphere live is still welcome at the Nürburgring. Even though some of the campsites have been fully booked, campers who decide to come on short notice can still find accommodation around the circuit.

"Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel": Sabine Schmitz exhibition opens at the Nürburgring


Emotional inauguration of the exhibition in honour of Sabine Schmitz at the Nürburgring: Mother Ursula Schmitz and Sabine's long-time partner Klaus Abbelen jointly opened the new area of the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. Under the title "Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel", fans can now experience private and racing moments from her life. Family and team members, friends and companions came to the opening. Among them Johannes Scheid, with whom she won the 24h race twice, motorsport great Bernd Schneider or long-time friends like Ralf Zensen. Together with Sabine's family, he helped with the realisation of the exhibition: "Sabine was unique and versatile. It's good that all of that now has its place here," he explained and recalled many moments from Sabine's life during the opening: Her first laps on the Nordschleife at just 17, her rides in the BMW Ring Taxi, her love of animals and painting - and also music. "At Christmas, she played the piano that is here in the exhibition. She didn't hit every note on it, but they're great memories of a good time with her." How Sabine was like that - just an original - the exhibition shows with background information and especially with personal photos and quotes. "The entire project is one of the most emotional that we were allowed to accompany - from the first selection of photos and exhibits to today's opening. Sabine's family and friends have been really open-hearted in their support of this process," said Alexander Gerhard, Head of Communications at Nürburgring Betreibergesellschaft. "This exhibition at the ring°werk is a great tribute to Sabine and a special place to go for all fans who want to remember her." From now on, the exhibition can be seen during the opening hours of the motorsport experience museum ring°werk.

Ferrari takes Pole for the 50th 24h race


Forza Ferrari at the 50th ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring: Luca Ludwig put the #26 octane126 Ferrari on pole position in top qualifying on Friday evening and secured the Glickenhaus Trophy for the fastest driver in the "Green Hell" for the first time. In 8:09.469 minutes, he was the only driver to stay under the 8:10 minute mark and thus gave his family the seventh pole position at the "Eifel Marathon". His father Klaus Ludwig is the record holder at the Ring with six poles. For Ferrari it was the second pole position after the Farnbacher team in 2011. "Sensational! I was hoping for it. We had to rebuild the car and had a few problems yesterday. But today everything fitted. The tyre came after three corners and was then perfectly in the working window. That was an almost perfect lap," said Luca Ludwig, whose second lap of 8:10.406 minutes would also have been enough for first place on the grid. In the end, he was 1.171 seconds ahead of Brazilian Augusto Farfus in the #99 Rowe-BMW, whose time of 8:10.640 gave the team another place on the front row of the grid after pole in 2021. "Super! We had already expected to be in the leading group, but not with such a tight field. This is an indication of how exciting the race will be. I'm very happy with qualifying," said Farfus. Third place went to Briton Jordan Pepper in the #7 Konrad Lamborghini, fourth to Christopher Haase in the #22 Car Collection Audi. Fastest Mercedes-AMG was the #12 Bilstein-Mercedes-AMG with Luca Stolz, best Porsche the #25 Huber-Porsche with Nico Menzel. Sheldon van der Linde, Engel, Jaminet and Cairoli secure progressBefore the final showdown, four drivers had still secured their teams' last available places in the hunt for the Glickenhaus Trophy and the best grid positions in Top Qualifying 1. Sheldon van der Linde in the #98 Rowe-BMW, Maro Engel in the #4 Getspeed-Mercedes-AMG, Matthieu Jaminet in the #27 Toksport-Porsche as well as Matteo Cairoli in the #28 Dinamic-Porsche took their places and also gave one team mate each the experience of two free laps through the "Green Hell". Maro Engel was thus unable to go in pursuit of his third Glickenhaus Trophy after 2016, 2019 and 2020. "On my first lap I still had yellow flags in the Hatzenbach. Then full attack - I don't know where I could have found more time. I gave it everything and luckily it was still enough." Sheldon van der Linde set the best time of the weekend so far in 8:11.039, having also previously set the fastest lap of all three qualifying sessions in 8:14.771. "My lap was quite clean, we delivered," said the South African, who had already won both DTM races at the Lausitzring the previous weekend.

Full programme at the 24h Nürburgring


The ADAC Nordrhein invites you to a big anniversary party at the Nürburgring: The legendary ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring celebrates its 50th edition, and the fans return to the track just in time for the big party. If that's not a reason to celebrate. The organisers, together with their partners, are therefore once again offering a full programme for the fans, which makes the visit highly worthwhile in addition to the excellent racing on the track. Of course, the fast-paced history of the 24-hour classic on the Nordschleife forms an important focus of the programme. That's why many former overall winners come to the Ring to join in the celebrations, and visitors can then meet them at an autograph session, for example. BMW invites other legendary drivers to the BMW M Race of Legends, which starts at the Ring to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bavarian brand's sporty offshoot. Falken will provide fun with the drift show on Friday evening in the Müllenbachschleife, Ravenol invites to a free ride on the Ferris wheel in the paddock: The weekend offers one attraction after the next. On-demand campsites open on MondaysPerhaps the most important attraction at the 24h Nürburgring is traditionally the spectators themselves, who can finally be present on site again this year without any restrictions. This includes the fact that the on-demand camping sites in the spectator zones around the Nordschleife can be used again. The access roads will be open from Monday morning (23 May). Highlight on Wednesday: Adenauer Racing DayOn Wednesday afternoon, the traditional Adenauer Racing Day will finally take place again in the anniversary year, to which the ADAC invites together with the association municipality and the trade association. Here, drivers, teams, organisers and fans get in the mood for the event weekend together. A parade of 24h participant cars and racing cars from five decades of 24h history will start the event by driving along the Nordschleife to the exit in Breidscheid and continue along the main road to the market. Afterwards, there will be interviews and car presentations, of course also with drivers from the FIA WTCR. Autograph session, selfie opportunity and, of course, an intensive preview of the coming days make the afternoon the perfect prologue. Falken Drift Show, Pitwalk and Autograph Session on FridayFriday is drift day at the 24h Nürburgring - also in 2022! Falken invites you to the now legendary drift show in the Müllenbachschleife from 20:00. But the fans are spoilt for choice, because the pitwalk in the pit lane runs parallel from 8:30 p.m., which this year is combined with a large autograph session: So here there is not only the unique opportunity to be where otherwise only the pilots and mechanics are allowed to be. This time, all the teams and their drivers are invited to take a seat at the tables and sign autographs. Saturday: Action all dayThe waiting time until the start of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring (Saturday, 16:00) will be shortened extremely pleasantly for the visitors. This is not only ensured by two races of the FIA WTCR and the warm-up of the 24h. On the Grand Prix circuit, the BMW M Race of Legends will present real motorsport heroes, and in parallel, corsos of Hyundai, Toyota / Lexus and BMW M will go around the Nordschleife. Red Bull stunt artist Aras Gibieza will also be on the road there, presenting his driving skills at some spectator points and then moving to the front of the Mercedes grandstand at start/finish, where he will make the packed grandstands shake directly in front of the starting grid. Paddock: Don't miss it!No 24h visitor should miss the detour to the paddock, because parallel to the action on the track, there is of course always something going on here. In addition to the teams, who you can look over your shoulder, there is a lot to discover. In the Historic Paddock this time you will find the participants of the touring car legends, who cut a great figure in front of the time-honoured pit area. In the Grand Prix paddock, the AMG fan base will be waiting for visitors, offering a video wall and vehicle exhibition, catering and lots of programmes on the subject of AMG and Mercedes-AMG drivers and teams. Of course, there will also be a "BMW M Race of Legends" paddock, where each of the race's famous participants will have their own box. Autograph sessions are also scheduled here for the BMW M Legends from Thursday to Saturday. Partners, teams and race services will be waiting in the paddock, as well as a stand with the official, exclusive 24h Nürburgring fan collection. The FIA WTCR teams will close the paddock on the side of the Mercedes Arena - there will also be an additional programme in their paddock. The infield of the Mercedes Arena naturally belongs to the ADAC 24h-Classic, which will be an impressive sight with its packed field of participants. The landmark of the paddock is also the Ravenol Ferris Wheel. The ride is free of charge for all visitors. Around the Ferris wheel there will be a video wall, a rollover simulator by Dekra and bullriding with "Bembel with Care". ring°boulevard under the sign of the 24h anniversaryRight behind the main grandstand there is another important hotspot for visitors: the ring°boulevard will be transformed into a promenade during the 24h, which will be dedicated to the 24h anniversary. This is already ensured by the "Walk of Fame" with large-format pictures of impressions from the 24h history. This fits perfectly with the Legends exhibition, which shows 24h participant cars from the 49 previous editions of the race. The vehicles range from dwarfs such as an NSU TT or an Autobianchi A 112 to racing cars such as the Audi R8 LMS or the "Grello" Porsche 911. The ADAC stage in the ring°boulevard is the meeting point for the fans on several occasions: On Thursday, the stars of the 24h race will be guests at the official autograph session from 3:30 pm. On Friday at 5 p.m., the former 24h overall winners will follow at the same place, who will come together for a big "class reunion" at the anniversary. Exhibitors such as BMW, Volkswagen, Eibach, TotalEnergies or Falken will provide further great offers, the German Armed Forces will give career information and the driving safety centre will also be present. Manthey offers the Grello collection and CK model cars. Right next door, the ring°werk is also worth a visit. There will be a Sabine Schmitz exhibition there on the 24-hour weekend.

"Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel" - Exhibition honours the life of Sabine Schmitz


The Nürburgring pays tribute to former racing driver Sabine Schmitz with a very personal exhibition. Under the title "Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel", private and racing moments from her life will be brought to life for fans. The exhibition will open in the circuit's own museum ring°werk on Friday, 27 May, just in time for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. Full of joie de vivre, always with an easy joke on her lips and always available for a souvenir photo - that's how the fans knew Sabine Schmitz and that's how everyone remembers her. Her fellow racers, on the other hand, often only knew the rear of her car. Especially on the legendary Nordschleife, the woman from Nürburg, who was born not far from the race track, drove away from many of them - for 15 years alone in a Frikadelli Racing Porsche. She was the first woman to win the 24-hour race and she showed her fellow drivers in the BMW Ring Taxi the Green Hell in her unique way. Through her successes and her unmistakable manner, Sabine Schmitz became a popular figure all over the world and through her lived connection to her homeland, she became the figurehead of the Nürburgring. Fans all over the world eventually christened her "Queen of the Nürburgring". Personal exhibition - from racing suit to pianoAfter her much too early death last year, the Nürburgring already honoured Sabine Schmitz for her successes and achievements with her own section of the Nordschleife - the greatest and extremely rare honour. Now, with the support of her family and friends, an exhibition follows in the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. It gives fans a very personal insight into the life of Sabine Schmitz. On display are motor sport stations and successes. But also private moments and exhibits that have not yet been seen in public. Her racing suits, the piano she played at Christmas, her love of painting and animals. All this belonged to Sabine Schmitz, this made her unmistakable and all this is shown in the exhibition "Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel". From 27 May, visitors can see the ring°werk exhibition. In addition, many other exhibition areas with winning cars and racing drivers as well as hands-on attractions and 4D cinemas all about the history of the Nürburgring await visitors. © Björn Schüller