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Racetracks in Germany

Germany has a number of motorsports venues for speed junkies and avid race-goers alike. The race circuits stage a wide variety of exciting events from Formula 1 and the German Touring Car Championship to the Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Experience the thrills of the track at the Nürburgring in the Eifel region, the longest circuit in the world, also considered by many to be the most beautiful. Opened in 1927, the track snakes its way for more than 5,000 metres through some of the most delightful countryside. Visitors can also visit the racetrack's museum and karting track, or take a guided tour for a glimpse behind the scenes.

The Hockenheimring, which opened in 1932 and now covers a total distance of 4,574 metres, also has a number of attractions close by including the towns of Schwetzingen and Speyer. The circuit itself is famous for its Motodrome. As the stands run along almost the entire length of the track, there is always a very special atmosphere at races when thousands of spectators come to cheer their favourite drivers on.

The EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Germany's newest racetrack, is also one of the world's largest and most modern motorsports and event facilities. Opened in 2000, the circuit was built on the site of a former open-cast lignite mine and offers a total of seven different track variations. Situated just 120 km south of Berlin, the EuroSpeedway is the ideal destination for any racing enthusiast. 

A number of thrilling racing series attract more than 600,000 visitors to the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Saxony-Anhalt every year. A total of 3,667 metres in length, this Formula 1 standard circuit hosts a number of events, including the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) and the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). (in German)

Situated in the heart of Saxony close to the small town of Hohenstein-Ernstthal near Chemnitz, the Sachsenring racetrack attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Part of the Sachsenring road safety centre, the circuit is used twice a year as a venue for high-calibre racing events including the Motor Cycle World Championship, which will be held here until at least 2011.

The Norisring in Nuremberg is one of the few real street circuits in the world. Spectators can enjoy particularly good views of the racing action from the famous Steintribüne stands at the start and finish line. (in German)