Nurburg is a small town with a big appetite for adventure. The town is a motorsports mecca and is home to an iconic Grand Prix racetrack. Visit a museum dedicated to motorsports and ride in the passenger seat of a Formula One race car. A centuries-old castle recalls the town’s ancient past, while Nurburg is also a great base to explore the Eifel Mountains and the Ahr Valley.
Things to do in Nuerburg
Nurburg Castle rises over the town and was once an important Eifel Mountains stronghold. The castle is built from smoke-coloured volcanic basalt rock and dates back to the 13th century. Wander around the ruins and climb up to the tower for far-reaching views over the surrounding mountains and countryside.
The legendary Nürburgring race car track has been hosting high-octane events since 1927. The infamous North Loop is open to the public and features almost 21 kilometres of twists and turns, accompanied by spectacular views. Riding shotgun in a high-performance vehicle driven by a pro racer is the ultimate way to experience the exclusive Grand Prix track.
Learn about the long history of motorsport racing at the Ring Werk Museum. Watch a mini documentary that follows the journey of a race team and admire gleaming Formula One vehicles on show in the Motorsport Exhibition.
After a day on your feet, refuel with a hearty meal at a cosy tavern. Try local dishes from the Rhineland-Palatinate region like wild boar cooked in red wine, “kartoffelgulasch” potato goulash and pork sausages seasoned with herbs and spices. Desserts are indulgent and include “kastaniencreme” chestnut mousse and “zwetschgenkuchen” plum cake.
Getting around Nuerburg
Nurburg is compact and easy to get around on foot, while rental cars offer the freedom to visit surrounding sights and attractions at your own pace. The town is a one-hour drive from Bonn and 1.5 hours from Cologne. Cologne Bonn Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.