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Apprentices start their careers at full throttle

Twelve new trainees have successfully started their careers at the Nürburgring. From now on, the young employees will be working at full throttle at the operating company and in the Nürburgring Hotels and Holiday Park operated by Lindner. The event location is one of the strong trainers and employers in the region with a wide range of job profiles. Including the apprentices in their second and...
Apprentices start their careers at full throttle

05.08.2022

Twelve new trainees have successfully started their careers at the Nürburgring. From now on, the young employees will be working at full throttle at the operating company and in the Nürburgring Hotels and Holiday Park operated by Lindner. The event location is one of the strong trainers and employers in the region with a wide range of job profiles. Including the apprentices in their second and third year of training, 28 young people are currently gaining experience at the Nürburgring for their vocational qualification in various fields. > more information and vacancies How does the operational business of a race track work, how are the processes in the Nürburgring Congress Hotel, how is an event accompanied by the media? At the beginning of their training, the young professionals were given numerous insights into the Nürburgring companies as well as their tasks and processes. During the familiarisation week, there was a lot to learn about the multifunctional event location's diverse portfolio. Subsequently, the commercial trainees of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG will spend their training period in all departments of the company, including Communications, Events & Operations, Sales & Partner Management and Track Management. More specific apprenticeships of the Nürburgring operator - such as IT specialist or automotive mechatronics technician - the apprentices learn in the specialist departments such as the IT department or the Nürburgring Driving Academy. At the Nürburgring Hotels operated by Lindner and at the holiday park, apprenticeships are currently being offered in the professions of chef, hotel specialist and the dual degree programme "International Business Management - focus on hotel management". At nürburgring.tv GmbH & Co. KG, one apprentice is currently completing his training as a media designer for image and sound. Anyone who wants to follow the example of the Nürburgring trainees can already do so. For 2023, the Nürburgring is looking for the following career starters, among others: Event clerks, office management clerks, event technology specialists or hotel management trainees. Different job opportunities at the Destination NürburgringWith 350 permanent employees and over 1,100 temporary staff, Destination Nürburgring is one of the strong employers in the region. Diverse career opportunities also await professionals and career changers at the Nürburgring companies. In addition to Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG as the operating company of the race track and event locations, you will find Lindner Hotels AG as the manager of the Nürburgring Hotels and the holiday park, VLN VV GmbH & Co. KG - organiser of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as nürburgring.tv GmbH & Co. KG and Nürburgring eSports GmbH & Co. KG.

12h Nürburgring: A motorsport festival for the whole family

25.07.2022

A major event is casting its shadow ahead: the premiere of the 12h Nürburgring. The new season highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will be a motorsport festival for the whole family from September 9 to 11, 2022. Camping at the Nordschleife is possible and tickets are available from € 25.00.A total of almost 23 hours of action on the race track from Friday to Sunday, the big 'Back to the 90's' party on Saturday evening, an extensive entertainment program in the paddock and ring°boulevard, and more than 400 exhibition vehicles from BMW M and the Porsche Club Nürburgring mean there will be no time for boredom. There is a lot to experience - for all ages: The Haribo Golden Bear, Chase and Skye from PAW Patrol, Batman as well as the two famous movie cars K.I.T.T. from the series Knight Rider or the DeLorean from 'Back to the Future' can be discovered on site.The ring°boulevard will become a large fan area during the 12h Nürburgring. The Haribo Roadshow is aimed primarily at the young public, and the RPR1.Livemobile will be hosting hands-on activities for all age groups throughout the weekend. Other exhibitors include Manthey Racing, Bilstein and Blåkläder. BMW M will also be exhibiting in the ring°blouevard. Other sports icons from Munich can be seen in front of the Bitburger Event Center and in the Historic Paddock. The Porsche Club Nürburgring also has a number of classic automobiles at the start - to be found in the ring°caré. There is also plenty to see in the paddock. The Falken Drift Show, which will be providing plenty of rubber on the track on Saturday lunchtime, will be offering co-pilot rides in the event area. In line with the 'pay what you want' pricing model, donations will be collected for those affected by the flood disaster in the Ahr Valley. The minimum price for the unforgettable cab experience with one of the co-pilots is 20 euros. Even one year after the event of the century, every cent counts to help the popular vacation region not far from the Nürburgring regain its former beauty.In addition, as usual at the NLS, you can look over the teams' shoulders in the pits. As long as the engines are at rest, access to the pit lane is also possible. On Saturday, there will be an autograph session with all participants of the race from 12 to 12:45 pm during the pitwalk. Afterwards, all ticket holders will have an extra-long visit to the grid from 1 p.m. during the gridwalk. On Saturday evening, it's party time in the ring°arena. Under the motto 'Back to the 90's', Masterboy & Beatrix Delgado, Candela Squad, Caught in the Act, Loona and the DJ team Mütze Katze will do the honors from 8:30 pm. There will be a warm-up from 6:30 p.m. in the ring°boulevard at the RPR1.Livemobil. Tickets are available for 29.90 euros at www.nuerburgring.de. When booking a 12h Nürburgring ticket, buyers receive € 5.00 discount on the additional booking of the concert ticket.

Summer vacations at the Nürburgring: Experiences, events and recreation for the whole family

08.07.2022

With its mix of adventure offers and exciting events, the Nürburgring is the perfect destination during the summer vacations. The whole family is always right in the middle of the action: Whether at breathtaking races, offers to drive yourself or a look behind the scenes of the legendary race track. The overnight accommodations also offer the best conditions for day trips or a relaxing vacation. And in the official #RingSommer competition, a high-quality experience package awaits all visitors as a prize. During the summer vacations in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, there are particularly many opportunities at the Nürburgring for families and motorsport fans. A visit to the Motorsport Adventure Museum always offers an exciting journey through the history of the legendary racetrack as well as breathtaking racing cars, famous racing drivers and action-packed hands-on activities. If you would like to stand on the winners' podium high above the race track or learn all there is to know about the Green Hell in the pit lane, the backstage tour is just the thing for you. On the ring°kartbahn, big and small racers can go hunting for best times. Modern electric karts and a varied track layout ensure a fast-paced yet safe driving experience.  From virtual racing experience to tourist driveAnyone can drive a racing car at the limit at the Nürburgring eSports Bar in the ring°carré. High-quality and fully mobile simulators turn the virtual drive into an adrenaline adventure. Visitors can choose between different race tracks and vehicles. And in the real world, the most challenging 21 kilometers in the world await. The tourist drives take visitors on the legendary Nordschleife in their own vehicles and in compliance with road traffic regulations. Thrilling motorsport events, virtual races or experience the Green Hell for yourselfThose who prefer to experience thrilling duels on and off the asphalt from the stands are in good hands at the numerous events during the summer vacations at the Nürburgring. Fast-as-an-arrow rallycross vehicles, legendary classic cars, gigantic trucks or exciting GT vehicles engage in hot duels on the weekends. Refreshments are available right next door at the Bitburger Gasthaus and at LUCIA - Pollo Italiano. A wide range of food and drinks awaits visitors here. In good weather also in the outdoor gastronomy. Overnight accommodation directly at the RingHowever, the Nürburgring is more than just a destination for the perfect day trip. In the region at and around the legendary track, there are numerous opportunities for active vacations in nature. Hiking trails - also around the Nordschleife - offer just as much distance from stressful everyday life as an excursion by bike. Since visitors cannot take advantage of all the offers in one day, it is worthwhile to take advantage of the overnight accommodations in the immediate vicinity of the race track. The Nürburgring Holiday Park managed by Lindner offers the perfect vacation conditions for families and groups with comfortable vacation homes of various sizes. Souvenirs of the Nürburgring visit are available in the official ring°fanshop directly on the ring°boulevard. Your #RingSummer - competition for all Nürburgring visitorsThe summer vacations at the Nürburgring will also be accompanied by a special competition on social media. Anyone who shares their personal Ring experience on their social media channel under the hashtag #RingSommer has the chance to win a great experience package worth more than 1,000 euros. The Nürburgring is giving this away among all participants. Included are three nights at the Nürburgring Ferienpark for up to five people, a co-pilot ride in the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO, a 10-person ticket for the ring°kartbahn, a visit to the ring°werk motorsport experience museum, a voucher worth 50 euros for the gastronomy in the ring°carré, a voucher worth 100 euros for the ring°fanshop and a voucher for a virtual experience in the Nürburgring eSports Bar. Events during the summer break:     01. – 03.07.   ADAC/DMC Race Weekend     09.07.   Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie 5 (6h-Rennen)     10.07.   GRIP – Das Motorevent     10.07.   European TimeAttack Masters     15. – 17.07.   ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix     22. – 24.07.   Rad am Ring     29. – 31.07.   ADAC Racing Weekend     30. – 31.07.   FIA World RX of Germany     05. - 07.08.   ADAC GT Masters     12. - 14.08.   AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix     26. - 28.08.   DTM

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

27.05.2022

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.

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

13.05.2022

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

Nürburgring starts 2022 season with full calendar

17.03.2022

The Nürburgring kicks off the season. In 2022, the versatile event location will once again offer the entire event portfolio with engine sounds, guitar tones and endurance sports. Finally, the focus is back on the fan experience. At the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h-Nürburgring, the unique party atmosphere will return to the Green Hell for the 50th anniversary, and at Rock am Ring thousands of festival visitors will finally celebrate together again. Those who want to feel like a racing driver themselves this year are also in good hands at the Nürburgring. The training sessions for everyone with the new Formula 4 cars provide unique memories. Despite the different event formats, thrilling motorsport is still the focus at the legendary race track. The racing series and vehicles are characterised by an enormous variety. Impressive race trucks, such as at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix, are just as much a part of the experience as international top-class sport in the DTM or the ADAC GT Masters. Meanwhile, the FIA World RX of Germany is a fully electric event with plenty of power under the bonnet. On the other hand, vehicles from all eras of motorsport await at a wide variety of classic car events such as the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix or the ADAC 1000-km-Race. Those who prefer to experience racing on two wheels will also find exciting dates in the calendar. The traditional start of the season for bikers, the "Anlassen" motorbike service, will also be held again in 2022. The emotional conclusion here is the joint parade of all participants over the legendary Nordschleife. At sporting events like Rad am Ring and the StrongmanRun, on the other hand, there is no performance measured in horsepower. Here, the participants only use their own muscle power. Away from the race track, the party gets going for the spectators at the Nürburgring Darts Gala. World champions and big names of the sport will be present in the ring°arena on 25 March. Big 24-hour anniversary, a 12-hour premiere and a mega rock festivalIn September, the big 90s party will take place in the same location - among others with the musicians of Caught in the Act or Loona. The indoor event is part of the supporting programme of the new Nürburgring 12h Race, which will celebrate its premiere from 9 - 11 September. The motorsport weekend will be the new highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, which will start a total of eight times on the combination of Grand Prix Track and Nordschleife in 2022. Already in May (26.05. - 29.05.) the 50th anniversary of the legendary 24-hour race will take place. The fans will finally be able to enjoy the complete fan experience again. Including camping, barbecue and party around the Nordschleife, free choice of seats on the grandstands, access to the paddock and the obligatory visit to the grid before the race. There will be a big reunion with the fans just one week later at the Rock am Ring festival. From 3 to 5 June, the bands around the headliners Green Day, Muse and Volbeat will perform here and really heat up the crowd. A day at full throttle at the Nürburgring Driving AcademyFor all those who not only want to experience goosebump moments at events, but also want to put their foot down themselves, the Nürburgring also has an innovation in its programme. In future, participants in the Nürburgring Driving Academy training sessions will sit in ultra-modern Formula 4 cars. With breathtaking cornering speeds and explosive acceleration - from 0 to 100 km/h: 2.9 seconds - they will race around the Grand Prix Track. Everything is built according to the latest safety standards. The Nürburgring offers around 60 courses, ranging from starter courses to professional formula training. In principle, anyone with a valid driving licence and a maximum height of 1.90 metres and a weight of 110 kilograms can take part.

Get the boost: ring°kartbahn special in February!

26.01.2022

Wednesdays and Thursdays with extra power: In February, the ring°kartbahn attracts drivers to the Nürburgring with a special. On the two days mentioned, drivers can use the boost button for extra power during the public sessions. That means: double power at the push of a button! At the ring°kartbahn there is now the opportunity to experience an overtaking button for yourself in the modern RIMO electric karts. This doubles the power of the kart for a few moments, thus making it faster and easier to overtake. In February, the Boost button will now be used every Wednesday & Thursday all day during normal operation.  This doesn't cost a cent extra: € 13.00 is the price for the 10-minute stint for adults, children over 12 pay € 11.00. The only restriction: the use of the overtaking button is only allowed for people over 18 - for safety reasons. A lap on the ring°kart track lasts about 30 seconds. But it's a tough one: full-throttle bends, hard braking manoeuvres and challenging combinations of bends alternate rapidly. The Nürburgring electric karts are ideally suited for this. Without hesitation, they convert engine power into speed and thus ensure great driving fun.  For more on the subject, visit the ring°kartbahn website.  

Nürburgring announces dates for tourist drives in 2022

14.12.2021

Nürburg. The new management at the Nürburgring officially starts their work on January 1st. Nevertheless, Ingo Böder and Christian Stephani have already made an important decision: The prices for tourist trips remain stable - despite inflation and despite increased costs. At the same time, the race track is publishing the dates for the 2022 tourist drives on the Grand-Prix track and the legendary Nordschleife. This also includes the highlight weekends such as the “Green Hell Driving Days” and the Easter weekend, which offer several days of driving fun at a time. For frequent drivers there is still the offer of the season card, which is available from January 11th. "In these times, when so many things are getting more expensive, we want to give the fans of our racetrack a piece of consistency," says the future management of the Nürburgring operating company. The decision in favor of stable prices is therefore also a sign of solidarity in difficult times. In addition to occasional drivers from all over the world, a large community of fans has formed who regularly drive their own vehicles on the track. The rules for driving as part of the tourist drives are very simple: In principle, anyone who has a driver's license and a registered, roadworthy car or motorcycle can drive on the Grand-Prix track or the Nordschleife. The rules of the road traffic regulations apply. This means that, for example, the right-hand drive applies and overtaking is therefore only permitted on the left. A stopwatch is also not allowed to run while driving. These rules define the tourist trips as a ride for everyone and clearly separate them from racing events.  Tourist trips almost daily - first date on March 12th The Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG has now published the dates for everyone who wants to take the historic race track under their own wheels. The official start of the tourist driver season will be given on Saturday, March 12th. From March 21st, things really get going: the racetrack opens its barriers to private drivers almost every day. The Green Hell Driving Days and the Easter weekend promise to be real highlights again. From April 15 to 18, from June 16 to 19 and from October 1 to 3, the Nürburgring can be used for several days from morning to evening. A round of the Nordschleife starts at 25 euros In addition to the dates in 2022, our website offers the option of  topping up credit for tourist trips. With a customer account, everyone can keep an eye on their personal data. Since the lap prices remain stable in the sixth year, a lap on the Nordschleife still costs 25 euros from Monday to Thursday and 30 euros from Friday to Sunday and on public holidays. On the Grand-Prix track, regardless of the day of the week, the 15-minute stint is also available for 30 euros. Anyone looking for unlimited driving pleasure is well advised with the season card. It is available for 2,200 euros and entitles you to drive on the Nordschleife and the Grand-Prix track. Until it starts again, the fans have to be patient a little longer. The asphalt on the wintry Nürburgring is currently being renewed. The work will be completed in time for the start of the season and then, as usual, offer all drivers the best conditions.

Ring free for the summer holidays! Unique family experiences at the Nürburgring

09.07.2021

Different offers for day trips or vacations Action on the kart track, nature experience with the eBike # RingSummer Contest: Experience Package worth more than 1,000 Euros Nürburg. For families looking for a varied excursion destination during the summer holidays, the Nürburgring is the right choice. Numerous adventure offers and attractive overnight accommodation offer the perfect conditions for entertaining day trips or a real relaxing holiday. Rapid rounds on the kart track are just as possible as a relaxed trip into the Eifel countryside – on foot or by eBike. During the summer holidays, a visit to the Nürburgring is worth twice as much. A competition with a high-quality experience package as a prize awaits visitors young and old. All information, opening times and offers can be found on the website of the race track at: nuerburgring.de The Nürburgring and the legend of “Green Hell” are known all over the world, yet for many this unique place is located right at the doorstep. During the summer holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, the racetrack offers a lot of opportunities for families. The motorsport adventure museum “ring°werk” offers an exciting journey through the history of the Nürburgring. Visitors can expect breathtaking racing cars and legendary racing drivers, but equally action-packed hands-on offers. Those who want to take a look behind the scenes of the racetrack can take part in the backstage tour at selected dates – including visits to the winners’ podium or in the pit lane and lots of interesting facts about the Nürburgring. For a short detour and a view of the start-finish straight and the pit lane, the trial stand will also open to visitors. Virtual race, real tourist ride or best time on the kart trackAnyone who wants to take the wheel and chase the best times can do so at the ring°kartbahn. Modern electric karts and a varied track layout ensure a fast and safe driving pleasure. Right next door there is the driving pleasure on the racetrack with your own vehicle during the tourist drives. For big and small racing drivers who would like to push a racing car to the limit, the Nürburgring eSports Lounge in the ring°carré offers a great opportunity. High-quality simulators make the virtual ride experience feel real. Visitors can choose between different racetracks and vehicles. And if you need a refreshment after exciting races, you will find here the Bitburger Gasthaus and from August the new restaurant “LUCIA – Pollo Italiano” – a versatile offer of food and drinks right next door. When the weather is good the outdoor gastronomy is the best choice. Accommodation offers directly at the RingHowever, the Nürburgring is more than just a destination for the perfect day trip. In the region all around the legendary track there are numerous opportunities for active holidays in nature. Hiking trails – also around the Nordschleife – offer as much a distance from stressful everyday life as an excursion by bicycle. In future, there will be the opportunity to rent an eBike at the Nürburgring to explore the region around the Green Hell yourself. Since visitors cannot take advantage of all the offers during only one day, it is worthwhile to make use of the overnight accommodation options in the immediate vicinity of the racetrack. The Nürburgring holiday park managed by Lindner offers the perfect holiday conditions for families and groups with cozy cottages of various sizes. From here, every holiday starts well rested into the day. If you want to take a souvenir of the beautiful time, you will find many different fan articles in the Paddock shop right next to the ring°boulevard. Your #RingSommer - Competition for all visitors to the NürburgringThis year’s summer holidays at the Nürburgring are more than just a local experience. They will also be accompanied by a special contest on social media. Anyone who shares their personal ring experience on their social media channel under the hashtag #RingSommer has the chance to win a great experience package worth more than 1,000 euros. The Nürburgring will draw this prize among all participants. Included are three overnight stays in the Nürburgring holiday park for up to five people, a co-pilot ride in the Mercedes-AMG GT R, a 10-ticket for the ring°kartbahn, a visit to the motorsport adventure museum “ring°werk”, a Nürburgring eBike for one day, a voucher worth 50 euros for the gastronomy in the ring°carré, a voucher worth 100 euros for the Nürburgring paddock shop and a voucher for a virtual experience in the Nürburgring eSports Lounge. Go to #RingSommer competition