22 March, Friday

Nürburgring prepared for rush of visitors on Good Friday

All over Germany, car enthusiasts gather in various public places on Good Friday to share their passion. At the Nürburgring, a large crowd is expected again this year when thousands of visitors gather around the track. The Nürburgring operating company is deploying a team of over 150 stewards, security staff and traffic wardens to support the measures and visitor management of the public order...
Nürburgring prepared for rush of visitors on Good Friday


All over Germany, car enthusiasts gather in various public places on Good Friday to share their passion. At the Nürburgring, a large crowd is expected again this year when thousands of visitors gather around the track. The Nürburgring operating company is deploying a team of over 150 stewards, security staff and traffic wardens to support the measures and visitor management of the public order office and the police. A central aspect of the close cooperation is the protection of the region and nature from excessive noise and waste. Although there is no event at the Nürburgring on Good Friday, thousands of people come. The fascination of the world-famous race track has also made it a popular destination for tuners on this day. For the Nürburgring, the public order office and the police, there is therefore one thing above all else on the agenda: to control and educate the many visitors accordingly and to punish any infringements. In order to relieve traffic and the local areas, the B412 will be closed in coordination with those responsible at Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Landesbetrieb Mobilität, the Ahrweiler district administration and the Mayen police headquarters, the B412 will be opened to through traffic. However, depending on capacity utilization in the Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten areas, traffic may be temporarily closed and diverted. In addition, various traffic circles will be set up so that only straight through traffic is possible. Extensive parking facilities along the Nordschleife and Grand Prix TrackThe Nürburgring will provide extensive parking facilities around the circuit in order to reduce congestion as much as possible. Almost all parking spaces in the A zone near the Grand Prix circuit are open, as well as additional parking spaces in the B zone if required. On the Nordschleife, in addition to the best-known Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten parking lots, other areas in the Schwalbenschwanz and, if all parking areas in Adenau are full, other spaces in the Adenauer Forst will also be open. A large contingent of stewards and additional security personnel will also monitor the ban on barbecues and camping. Traffic violations will be consistently punishedOverall, a high volume of traffic is to be expected in the area of the main access roads to the Nürburgring, in the town of Adenau and in the surrounding villages. The police will be focusing on possible traffic violations, paying particular attention to road safety and vehicle compliance as well as driver behavior. The message from the law enforcement officers is clear: anyone who behaves "out of line" must expect consequences. These may include all-day bans, vehicle seizures or, in individual cases, confiscation of driving licenses. Illegal parking outside designated areas will ultimately lead to the vehicle being towed away for a fee. An overview of the open parking areas: Parking areas Grand Prix Track: A2, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, B zone if required Parking areas Nordschleife: Brünnchen P96 Pflanzgarten (P97+P98) Schwalbenschwanz P100 Adenauer Forst (opens when all parking areas in Adenau are full)

The Nürburgring highlights in March


A premiere, a reigning world champion and a first highlight in the tourist driving calendar: the Nürburgring kicks off the 2024 season at full throttle in March. While the Nordschleife opens its gates to tourist drivers for the first time on Saturday, March 16, the international darts elite around world champion Luke Humphries will bring the ring°arena to a boil on the same evening. One week later, the new Nürburgring Endurance Series celebrates its premiere at the Ring on March 22 and 23, before the following Easter weekend is dedicated to four days of tourist driving. The highlights in brief: Darts am Ring | March 16Ally Pally goes Green Hell: the darts stars travel to the Nürburgring again. On Saturday evening, March 16, they will compete against each other in the ring°arena. With Luke Humphries, fans can look forward to the reigning world champion. Other greats of the sport such as Michael Smith, Jonny Clayton and Dirk van Duijvenbode will also be guests. The anticipation is great: tickets for the indoor area sold out in no time at all. A great darts atmosphere is therefore guaranteed. If you would also like to be there: there are still some last grandstand tickets with a good view into the ring°arena - for as little as 30 euros. All information and tickets are available online. Nürburgring Endurance Series | March 22 - 23With free entry, the new Nürburgring Endurance Series invites you to get to know it. After the warm-up on Friday, the races are scheduled for Saturday, March 23. GT racing cars and production-based touring cars will first have the opportunity to test on the Nordschleife in the morning before the focus shifts to the Grand Prix circuit from Saturday afternoon. After the qualifying sessions, two 90-minute races are planned. Fans can experience the premiere completely free of charge. Admission to the grandstands and paddock as well as entry to the ring°werk motorsport experience museum and parking are free on both days.  Tourist drives at Easter | March 29 - April 1The Easter weekend at the Nürburgring is traditionally dominated by the tourist drives. From Good Friday (March 29) up to and including Easter Monday (April 1), the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit will be open to everyone every day in accordance with the road traffic regulations. For 35 euros per lap, two and four-wheel enthusiasts can experience two of the most beautiful circuits in the world for themselves. However, the tourist rides will start earlier in 2024. On Saturday, March 16, the gates to the 20.832 kilometers of the Green Hell will open. On the opening weekend, there will be two full days of tourist drives (March 16 and 17). Simon Stäblein | March 28Comedian Simon Stäblein is coming to the Nürburgring. On Thursday, March 28, he will make a guest appearance at the ring°kino with his current program. Stäblein, who has been described in the press with a wink as the "meanest comedian in the country", prefers to think of himself as the most realistic comedian. Tickets for his stand-up show are available for 25 euros on the Nürburgring website. Events in March 2024: 16.3.: Start of the tourist drives 2024 16.3.: Darts am Ring 23.3.: Nürburgring Endurance Serie / Prolog  28.3.: Comedian Simon Stäblein  29.3. – 1.4.: tourist drives

Nürburgring announces dates for 2024 tourist drives


Anyone can drive their own car or motorcycle around the world's most famous race track in 2024. The Nürburgring has announced the dates for next year's tourist drives. The barriers will open for the first time on Sunday, March 17 and the first highlight will follow just two weeks later with the Easter weekend. Also on the calendar: the Green Hell Driving Days, which allow drivers to drive on the legendary Nordschleife for several days in a row in May and October. There are also evening events on the Grand Prix Track with particularly long opening hours until 8:45 pm. > All dates & open hours From mid-March to mid-November, tourist drivers can look forward to many dates in 2024. And the Easter weekend is the highlight of the first month, with all-day opening hours on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track, four days in a row, from Good Friday to Easter Monday. After that, the Nordschleife opens almost every day for those who want to take the track under their own wheels, while the Grand Prix Track opens on selected evening dates. On some days even until 20:45. The rules for a ride as part of the tourist rides are very simple: in principle, anyone in possession of a driving license and an approved, roadworthy car or motorcycle can drive on the Grand Prix Track or Nordschleife. The rules of the road traffic regulations apply, including the right-hand driving rule. Overtaking is therefore only permitted on the left. A stopwatch is also not allowed to run while driving. These rules define the tourist drives as a driving offer for everyone and clearly distinguish them from racing events. Green Hell Driving Days in May and October - simply top up your credit onlineAmong the numerous dates and weekends, those opening times that offer driving fun over several whole days are particularly popular. The Nürburgring offers the Green Hell Driving Days for this purpose. In 2024, the legendary Nordschleife can be driven from Saturday, May 18 to Monday, May 20 and from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6. All dates for 2024 can be found on the Nürburgring website. Here you can also top up your credit for the tourist rides with your own customer account. A lap of the Nordschleife costs 30 euros from Monday to Thursday and 35 euros from Friday to Sunday and on public holidays. The 15-minute stint on the Grand Prix Track is also available for 35 euros, regardless of the day of the week. Anyone looking for unlimited driving pleasure is well advised to buy a season card. It is available for 3,000 euros and entitles the holder to drive on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track. 

Top 10 gift ideas from the Green Hell: Christmas presents from the Nürburgring make for real #HeartRace moments


If you want to give a passionate motorsport fan a very special treat for Christmas this year, the legendary Nürburgring is the place to be. The variety is unique: from tickets for emotional events and cool fan merchandise with the popular track silhouette to vouchers for unforgettable driving experiences – numerous gift ideas are waiting in the Nürburgring Christmas World to make racing hearts beat faster on Christmas Eve. All #HeartRace gifts from the Nürburgring are available online at Selection of Nürburgring gift ideas – recommended by Santa Claus: Voucher for a co-pilot ride in the „Beast of the Green Hell“ Send your loved ones on the fastest rollercoaster ride of their lives! A lap of driving fun in the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO around the breathtaking Nordschleife driven by an experienced professional racing driver – an experience you'll never forget! Price: € 295.- per person | Info & Booking Voucher for a formula training at the NürburgringThe perfect gift for true racing fans: Whether you're a beginner or a pro – with a voucher for formula training in a real Formula 4 racing car at the Nürburgring (including detailed training on the vehicle and race track), you're giving the gift of an absolutely incomparable driving experience. Price: from € 425.- | Info & Booking Festival tickets for Rock am Ring or Loco Beach The ultimate experience gift for music fans: how about a festival ticket to Germany's most famous festival location? From 7 to 9 June 2024, tens of thousands of music lovers will once again make the pilgrimage to the cult event Rock am Ring in the Eifel. Loco Beach, Germany's first party festival, will then be held at the Nürburgring from 22 to 25 August 2024. Ticket holders can look forward to spectacular stage shows – including the unrivalled camping atmosphere day and night! Price Rock am Ring: from € 229.- | Info & Booking Price Loco Beach: from € 99.99 | Infos & Booking Tickets for karting on the ring°kartbahn Feel like a real racing driver for once: At the Nürburgring kart track, this dream comes true for young and old racing drivers aged 8 and over and 1.20 metres tall. Give the gift of driving fun in ultra-modern electric karts – a great experience for the whole family! Price: from € 11.- for 10 minutes karting (8 to 11 years) | Info & Booking Credit for the Nürburgring Tourist Drives This is THE challenge and a dream come true for many motorsport fans: driving a lap around the legendary Nordschleife – in your own car or motorbike. This is possible for everyone on the legendary tourist drives. Give away a Green Hell Card with freely selectable credit that can be redeemed during the opening hours of both circuits. Credit balance: individual | Info & Booking Voucher for the ring°fanshop For thousands of fans, the Nürburgring stands for a very special feeling of longing, emotions and unique moments. With a voucher for the ring°fanshop on the ring°boulevard, you are sure to make Nürburgring fans happy! From stylish hoodies and bed linen with a racetrack print to iconic Christmas jumpers – fan dreams come true in the ring°fanshop! Voucher: from € 10.- | Info & Booking Ticket for the „Darts am Ring Gala“ More darts entertainment is not possible! On 16 March 2024, it will once again be "One Hundred and Eightyyy!!!" in the ring°arena at the Nürburgring. A sensational party atmosphere and the best darts action on stage await over 3,600 fans. World champion Michael Smith and many other top players will be taking part. Price: from € 30.- per person | Info & Booking VIP experience for a Nürburgring event More event is not possible! With a VIP ticket, visitors can experience a Nürburgring event of absolute superlatives: top seats, the best catering in the VIP lounge, exciting interviews and expert talks, a guided paddock tour and much more. How about a journey through almost 100 years of motorsport history as a VIP at the 51st BELMOT Oldtimer Grand Prix from 9 to 11 August 2024? Price: from € 359.- per person | Info & Booking Official Nürburgring calendar 2024 A classic Christmas gift – but with 12 very special motifs! 12 months of emotion, fascination and heartbreak. This calendar with the most beautiful pictures of the race track MUST hang on the wall of every fan of the Green Hell in the new year. Price: € 19.27 | Info & Order Book "360 NÜRBURGRING" – The Official Guide to the Nürburgring Nordschleife The ultimate book gift for all Nordschleife enthusiasts and those who want to become one. On 322 pages, readers will find information on the history of the Nürburgring, a beginner's guide, driving instructions from professional instructors, interviews and spectacular pictures for real Nürburgring enthusiasts. Price: € 49.95 | Info & Booking These and many other great Christmas gift ideas are available online at

Nürburgring and "Friends of the Nürburgring": Investment of € 50,000 in the jobs of the sports stewards


With a total investment of 50,000 euros, the stands and workplaces of the sports stewards along the Nordschleife were refurbished this season. The workplaces at a total of 33 posts have been upgraded through various measures. The measure was supported by the "Friends of the Nürburgring" association. The latter contributed 15,000 euros as an earmarked donation. Sports stewards are the good souls of motorsports. Their tasks around the race track are manifold - they ensure safety and a correct sporting procedure. Sports stewards wave the different colored flags that send important signals to the racers, they intervene if a vehicle has an accident or a vehicle part is lost, and they are at the track for every race: in wind, sun, and rain. "Without the sports stewards, the events at our racetrack would not be so feasible. Their dedication and passion for motorsport is what makes it all possible," explains Andreas Klapperich, Team Leader Track Operations & Safety at the Nürburgring. "That's why upgrading the stands and workstations is not only necessary but also a matter of the heart." After several small improvements in previous years, a larger investment followed this season. The project, which totaled 50,000 euros, included various large and small measures and works - from a new plexiglass screen at the track marshal shelter to new metal stairs for fast and safe operation. "We supported the upgrading of the stand and workplaces of the sports marshals out of deep conviction," explains Manfred Sattler, chairman of the "Friends of the Nürburgring" association. "For years, we have been committed to the Nürburgring as a legendary race track and to all those who contribute here full of energy. The sports officials are undoubtedly one of them - and therefore it was no question that we contribute €15,000 here."

Golden Autumn in the Green Hell: The Nürburgring Highlights in October


Season finale of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (7 October), extra-long tourist driving weekend at the Green Hell Driving Days (30 September - 3 October) and a varied programme during the autumn holidays: Visitors can also look forward to a varied programme in the Green Hell in October. Detailed information on all events is available online at A brief portrait of the highlights:  Green Hell Driving Days | 30 September to 3 OctoberExtended tourist driving weekend on the Nordschleife: From Saturday, 30 September to the Day of German Unity on 3 October, the barriers to the world's most beautiful 20.832 kilometres will open for four days in a row. From 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., everyone has the opportunity to experience the Green Hell for themselves on two or four wheels. The credit can be easily topped up online and once you have internalised the driving rules, you can start experiencing the Nordschleife. A new feature is the Pitstop Area at grandstand T13. Since a few weeks there is an additional possibility to take a break there. Tourist drivers can stop there and also have the opportunity to refuel their vehicles. Season finale Nürburgring Endurance Series | 7 OctoberWho will be the champion of the 2023 Nürburgring Endurance Series? Two teams still have a chance to win the title at the ninth and final race of the year: the BMW 330i of Team Adrenalin Motorsport and the Porsche Cayman GT4 of Sorg Rennsport. Together with around 100 other race cars, they will enter a 4-hour race on the combination of sprint track and Nordschleife on Saturday, 7 October. Qualifying starts at 8:30 a.m., racing begins at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are available for 20 euros. They include access to the grandstands, the paddock and exclusive spectator zones at the Nordschleife, the starting grid and even the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. Admission for children up to 14 years is free of charge. Autumn Holiday Fun at the Nürburgring | 2 to 27 OctoberHoliday days at the Nürburgring: During the autumn holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, the leisure attractions are open every day - regardless of the weather and family-friendly. On a small Grand Prix track in the ring°boulevard, the youngsters can now also step on the gas - free of charge, with kettle or bobby cars. The motorsport experience museum ring°werk also offers a mixture of leisure attractions, educational exhibits and breathtaking racing cars. Just like the ring°werk, the ring°kartbahn is open every day during the holiday season. In addition, backstage tours allow a look behind the scenes of the Nürburgring. The ring°kino provides a cinematic conclusion to a visit to the Nürburgring. By the way, those who share their experience on social media under the hashtag #HeartRace still have the chance to win attractive prizes in October. European TimeAttack Masters & Tuning season finale | 22 October A last get-together of the tuning scene before many enthusiast vehicles are traditionally sent into hibernation at the end of October. For several years now, the Tuning Season End has established itself in the paddock of the Grand Prix circuit. While visitors indulge in petrol talks, drifting and show-and-shine contests, there is also plenty of action on the track. At the finale of the European TimeAttack Masters, drivers from all over Europe will compete against the clock - in fascinating, especially high-horsepower vehicles. Tickets cost 20 euros, admission for children up to 14 years is free. More racing action in OctoberThe motorsport calendar in October is also full to bursting: With the Nürburgring Drift Cup (7 and 8 October) on the Müllenbachschleife, the ADAC Westfalen Trophy (13 to 15 October) on the Grand Prix circuit as well as two rounds of the Rundstrecken Challenge Nürburgring (RCN) and the associated regularity test (GLP) on the Nordschleife (8 and 29 October), there is always something on offer throughout the month. 

Green Hell Driving Days at the Nürburgring: Holidays for tourist drivers continue


Three whole days of tourist driving around 1 May: At the Green Hell Driving Days (29.04 -01.05.), Nürburgring fans can enjoy experiencing the Nordschleife for themselves all weekend. From morning to night, the gates to the legendary 20.832 kilometres will open again for everyone. Thus, the holidays for tourist drivers continue: already on the Easter weekend, tens of thousands travelled to the Nürburgring for the myth of the Green Hell last time. > more info, booking options and all opening hours At the Green Hell Driving Days, the Nürburgring again expects numerous guests from Germany and abroad. From Saturday, 29 April, up to and including Monday, 1 May, the Nordschleife will be open daily from 8:00 to 19:00. Anyone in possession of a driving licence and a proper vehicle can drive as part of the tourist drives. Visitors can top up their credit for the rides online at any time - at home on their PC or on the road by mobile phone. Tourist drivers can create their account quickly and easily on the Nürburgring website. Alternatively, the credit for the driving fun is also available on site. A lap of the legendary Nordschleife costs 35 euros on weekends. Special offers and attractions at the Nürburgring as a destinationIf you fancy some more driving offers from the Nürburgring, you can count on attractive discounts during the Green Hell Driving Days. At the pavilion of the Nürburgring Driving Academy at the Nordschleife access road, there will be a 10% discount on vouchers for formula training, co-pilot rides and much more. In addition, a flyer with various discounts for the other experience offers of Destination Nürburgring is waiting at the access road. These include, for example, a visit to the Nürburgring eSports bar, the motorsport experience museum ring°werk, the ring°kartbahn or the ring°kinos. In addition, the Nürburgring offers the popular backstage tours, where visitors can take a look behind the scenes of the legendary race tracks - guided by an expert guide. In the official ring°fanshop on the ring°boulevard as well as at the Nordschleife access road, visitors and tourist drivers can look forward to a special fan package at a special price. And those who would like to fortify themselves in the meantime will also find a large selection around the Ring: among others in the restaurants LUCIA - Pollo Italiano, Bitburger Gasthaus or Devil's Diner. By the way: Should the Nordschleife be closed in the meantime, many of the locations mentioned offer special discounts to shorten the waiting time. Opening hours Green Hell Driving Days Nordschleife: Saturday, 29 April 2023: 08:00 - 19:00 Sunday, 30 April 2023: 08:00 - 19:00 Monday, 1 May 2023: 08:00 - 19:00

Police and Public Order Office Adenau inform for the Easter weekend 2023


Traffic disruptions are expected, especially on Good Friday. Those who do not have to go to the Nürburgring should avoid this area as far as possible. Traffic disruptions are expected throughout the Easter weekend, especially on Good Friday.  At the start of the Easter weekend on Good Friday, 07.04.2023, several thousand visitors are expected around the Nürburgring, depending on the weather.On this day, as well as on the following Easter days, a high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic is to be expected in the area of the main access roads to the Nürburgring, in the town of Adenau and in the surrounding villages. Traffic situation: Therefore, there may be increased congestion during arrival and departure traffic. Traffic violations will be punished consistently. The police will focus on traffic safety and the compliance of vehicles, as well as on the behaviour of drivers. Anyone who behaves "badly" in the area of the Nürburgring must expect consistent punishment of the traffic violations, which in the final analysis can lead to all-day expulsions or vehicle seizures. In addition, if a person is unfit to participate in road traffic, he or she will be reported to the driving licence authorities. In individual cases of endangerment, the driving licence may be confiscated. Parking in violation of traffic regulations outside of designated areas will ultimately result in vehicles being towed away for a fee. In this case, the public order office of the municipality of Adenau and the public order office of the municipality of the Vordereifel, especially in the town area of Adenau and the access roads, will focus on parking violators. The traffic regulations must be observed, and the police and the public order office will carry out intensive checks! Together against speeders and parking violators!

April highlights: the Nürburgring season starts in full swing


Thrilling motor sports, breathtaking drifts, thousands of bikers in the Grand Prix paddock and numerous opening hours for tourist drivers - the Nürburgring season kicks off in April with quite a few highlights. On three weekends at once, drivers from a wide variety of nations will face the world's most demanding race track when the vehicles of the Nürburgring Endurance Series and the 24h Qualifying Race chase each other through the Green Hell. Meanwhile, the Nürburgring Drift Cup in the Müllenbachschleife and the motorcyclists at "Anlassen" celebrate the start of the season. Tourist drivers can look forward to over 20 dates and two real highlight weekends in April. The entire event calendar and all information is available at  Races 2 & 3 of the Nürburgring Endurance Series in the Green Hell Dress rehearsal for 24h race: ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers Over 20 dates for tourist drivers and Green Hell Driving Days Season opener for Nürburgring Drift Cup and motorcyclists   A portrait of the highlights: Nürburgring Endurance Series | Saturday, April 1 & April 15ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers | Saturday, 22th & Sunday, 23th April Gentlemen - start your engines! Endurance motorsport is going full throttle in April: three race weekends are scheduled on the historic Nordschleife. Twice - on April 1 and 15 - the lights go green in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. And with the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers on April 22 and 23, the dress rehearsal for the big 24h race in May immediately follows. The spectators can look forward to thrilling motorsport at close quarters during the endurance formats. On the track, hundreds of drivers will engage in thrilling battles with a whole range of vehicles - from arrow-quick GT3 bolides to production-based racers. But the experience also includes small talk with the drivers in the paddock or a visit to the starting grid, autographs and souvenir photos included. At the Nürburgring Endurance Series, visitors to the Nürburgring VIP Lounge can look forward to a special adventure: between qualifying and the race, they will be taken around the circuit by bus.   Nürburgring Drift Cup | Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 The drifters are loose again in the Müllenbachschleife. Europe's best drifters face off in hot door-to-door duels. The fluid track layout allows the drivers to perform high-speed drifts and provides the spectators with fast-paced action. In spectacular battles, two drivers compete against each other at the same time - whoever convinces the judges more is in the next round. Day tickets are available for 15 euros - young people up to 17 years of age and people with disabilities pay half price. There are also special benefits for visitors to the Nürburgring Endurance Series taking place on the same weekend. With the NLS ticket they get up to 50% discount at the Drift Cup on Saturday and Sunday. Motorcycle season opening "Anlassen" | Sunday, April 2 The Nürburgring in biker hands: On Sunday, April 2, the motorcycle service "Anlassen" will take place. The traditional event promises to once again become a meeting point for thousands of motorcyclists from all over Germany and neighboring countries. Various exhibitors and demonstrations await in the Grand Prix paddock, as well as the opportunity to take part in guided tourist rides on the Grand Prix circuit. The highlight of the event will be the ecumenical church service followed by a parade around the Nordschleife. Admission to the event and participation in the parade are free. Tourist drives: experience the Nürburgring for yourself A lap around the legendary Nürburgring: this is possible during the tourist drives. In April, there are over 20 dates for this popular leisure activity. Two weekends stand out as real holidays for tourist drivers, because they offer several whole days of driving fun at once. For example, the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit will be open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the Easter weekend (April 7-10). The first Green Hell Driving Days of the year will also offer ample opportunity to experience the Green Hell at the end of April. From April 29 to May 1, the legendary Nordschleife will open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Events in April 2023: 01.04. Nürburgring Endurance Series 201 - 02.04. Nürburgring Drift Cup02.04. Motorcycle service "Anlassen15.04. Nürburgring Endurance Series 322 - 23.04. ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers & RCN / GLP29.04. - 01.05. Green Hell Driving Days