Nurburgring

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  1. Tom A

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    We are off to Germany in June and plan to visit the race track and watch a saloon car race.
    Can anyone tell me if we can wild camp inside the circuit grounds ?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    No, we couldn't anyway, but we stayed on the car park of the Motorsport Hotel (10 euro a night inc water & EHU).
     
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    Cheers Jay.
    Is it within walking distance of the circuit and did you have to book ?
     
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    No we didn't book & yes it is very near the circuit, turn right out of the hotel & walk up the road a few yards. We then crossed over the road & a few yards up a dirt road & we were next to the track. Watched some good touring car racing for free.
    If you want to go in the shops/exhibitions/grandstands etc. its about a mile.
     
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    We are going end of June to watch the truck racing
     
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  6. Tom A

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    We'll be there the weekend before.
     
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    One day I'll take the bike round there :)
     
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    Very addictive and expensive. One guy I was with, on his 14th year, running a BMW 1000RR, has done 800 laps. It's what he lives for. Let's face it, it's so easy, turn up, pay your money, run. No scrutineering, nothing. And what other track could you come hammering round a bend and find a motorhome on your line.
     
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    I've taken a car (more than one type) there eight times over the years. Probably not going to get a trip this year, unless we head there on the return of our summer tour and give the MH a super slow lap (so I can apply the sticker!). It's a great place and I'm hoping to park in the car park of one of the smaller hotels that I know. You have to have steak on a stone if you go!
     
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    Thanks for the info. Are you usually able to park on most of the hotel car parks if you are dining there?
    I'm intrigued by the steak on a stone. Never tried it.
     
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    Oh I so miss the motorbike...miss the exhilarating freedom that nothing else seems to capture since...:( I used to sing at the top of my voice cos I was so happy when on one. Once I sang whilst riding pillion on my ex's bike...Im very deaf so I can't hear how I badly I sound (its atrocious apparently:whistle:)...little did I know I totally traumatised my ex (despite his wearing earplugs & helmet..no radio mics either)...I always did wonder why we stopped for so many frequent tea breaks that day...:getmecoat: :rofl::rofl:
     
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    . There's also a marked cycle route around the perimeter.
     
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    Did you ride solo ?

    If so do you have a good excuse for giving up ?
     
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    There are lots of outside car parks that are usually available for all but the big meetings, there is also a long lay-by on one of the approach roads more a section of old road really, that we sometimes have to wait in when we arrive too early for a meeting. Have a little scout around, lot of opportunities for parking up, and if you fancy steak on a stone here's the place.

    http://www.am-tiergarten.de/en/rooms-nuerburgring

    This is the hotel/restaurant run by Sabine Schmidt's sister, Sabine some may recall seeing on top gear, she runs the Ring taxi's and is an accomplished racer.
     
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    Was that Sabine in the transit van ?
     
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    I did ride solo...had an unrelated near death experience at age 39...and having kept a promise never to go on a motorbike to my now long deceased Dad for over 25 years...decided to learn to ride...and despite great difficulties trying to get an instructor to teach me without radio mic (couldn't hear the blasted thing so had to do it old way) I eventually passed not long after my 40th...(y)However in the summer two years later, I was involved in a non-blame car accident (rear ended, I was stationary waiting to turn right..he was on the phone & didn't see me! :mad:) that left me permanently unable to ride again, even pillion. So yes I have a very good reason for giving up. But I'll always have the most amazing memories of fantastic journeys, days out & incredible views...and no one can take those away...:)

    Ps Did wonder if my dear old dad interfered from "upstairs" cos I'd "broken my promise" ;)...but it was sooooooo worth it!!! :ROFLMAO:Shush don't tell him!:whistle:
     
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    Yes that's her, she is sometimes in the Tiergarten restaurant, the ring taxi's incidentally are m sport Bmw's that are driven by race instructors, you can pay and have the ride of your life round the circuit.
     
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    That's terrible, only 2 years. I hope you took the driver to the cleaners, no need to answer though, that's private.

    But 2 years better than most women.

    18 months ago someone punted me off my bike, I bounced well, so maybe it was your dad in your case. Miserable old devil wasn't he.
     
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    As a matter of interest, there is a glorious road from Chocham to the Ring. So from a must see town to a must see Circuit. Just outside Trier is a very good aircraft museum.
     
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    Love the ring... And all that it represents.. let's hope it lasts........
    ring-6.jpeg
     
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