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    [Aug 8, 2014]
    I am planning a trip to the Nurburgring next year for a couple days stay closeby. Of course I am gathering the necessary details online but wondering if those on here have been?

    If so, can you provide any tips,advice,guidance that will assist towards planning routes, getting there, places to stay if you have, things that need to be done, costs you incurred etc etc

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    keep an eye out on eBay for ring cards that people are selling you can sometimes get cards with a few laps left on them for a little cheaper than buying brand new.

    if your also planning on renting or getting instruction while your there i cannot recommend RSR enough they are a great bunch and have a fantastic network of cars and instructors available. Also a try and find a guy called John Moffat he is a very experienced instructor and now works at ohlins but also does instruction.

    Fuel is more expensive once there as there are only a few fuel stations close so en route try and fill up a few miles away

    Take it easy on your first lap, don't take passengers in the back seats (if you have them)

    I cant think of anything else of the top of my head except invite everyone you know, the more people you can get to go the better it will be. I'm lucky enough to have been a fair few times and I've been with large groups and just me and a mate, all trips have been epic but when going for a beer theres nothing like talking about lap times and how you over took the school bus on the dirty side of a corner etc etc with all your mates! :)

    Enjoy it!

    (sorry about the grammar)
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    Cheers for that and glad to see a fellow skydiver on the forums ;)
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    P40ULW Deep VAG lover :) Regional Rep

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    Nice to hear your also a sky jumper :) although i haven't done any since leaving the forces 3 1/2 years ago but im gagging to get back into it! Are you a regular jumper?
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    I actually stopped only a few months back as modding the car become more interesting...and safer haha! But was regular yeah.
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    I am off there on the 23rd August, dropping by Reims GP circuit for a photoshoot, it only adds 100 miles onto the journey if you are thinking of doing it.
    Reims-Gueux - Circuits of the past

    We are stopping at the Ringhaus, about 200m from the main entrance.

    Ringhaus Altes Forsthaus-St. Hubertus, Hauptstrasse 1, 53520 Nurburg
    Tel +49 171 974 7494 (Galina Shpak-Levenberg)
    Email post@galinashpak.com
    Single €50, Double/Twin €75-100
    3 beds €120, 4 beds €145

    I have only ever done two laps, one as a passenger and one driving.
    Few things,
    Its petrolhead nirvana so take your time to enjoy it, savour every moment, cherish the memories, take a camera and walk around the car park every hour, the cars parked are always changing and you get to see some really rare cars.
    check your car over first and make sure everything is in very good condition, brakes / tyres/ oil levels/ enough fuel /no leaks,
    don't let you ambition over rule your talent,
    keep to the right unless overtaking-indicate if you need to move out of someones way,
    there are two turns called Karusell, one is the mini Karusell, watch the exit as the car can lift,
    don't get peed off when you get overtaken, which will be a lot.
    its not as wide as you think its going to be,
    its quite bumpy,
    its expensive if you crash into something,
    the kerbs are high,
    its slippery when wet.
    But oh my god its fun.
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    nice one thanks mate. enjoy your trip i shakll definitely enjoy mine!!!
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    Oh you lucky chap, I've been a few times and always stay at the Ringhaus, as Sidibears post, it's very close to the entrance and not too far to walk into town in the evening, the staff are really pleasant and insist on speaking English.
    I can't help with routes as I assume you'll be crossing via the channel ports or the Chunnel, being oop north I always take the overnight ferry from Hull to Zebrugge, which is a superb service, and travel through Belgium to Eupen, cross into Germany at Monschau and take the lovely 258 all the way to the Ring.
    For virtually everything you need to know about the Ring I'd recommend this website Nurburgring Nordschleife website
    It's packed with useful Info and will probably answer just about every query you have.
    Last time I was there I was on my bike (Yamaha R1) and we had quite a bit of rain. I only got two laps in three days as the track is lethal when it's wet, supper slippery. Me and two mates decided to take a Ring taxi ride, we had a brilliant driver and was in an M3, which unbelievably fast in this guys hands, It was seriously quick and well worth the money.
    I think the most important thing to do is enjoy yourself.
    Have a great trip and let us know how it went when you get back.
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    Stay in Adenau, its a great little town, a good place for exotic car watching too. The hotel we stayed in has an open bar on the front and it was great to sit with a beer or two and watch all the fabulous cars.

    A bit obvious but check that the Ring is available for the public on the days you want to go. Always bear in mind they can and do sometimes close it with little notice if some one wants to rent it.
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    [Aug 28, 2014]
    Well, what a weekend that was.
    Stopped off at Reims for some drivebys from some of the guys with us.Highly recommended just to hear the noise echoing through the grandstand. We had an RS6, Skyline GTR and a CL55 AMG with us, awesome noise as they howled past.
    I suggest you take in a tour of the museum at the GP complex, its been redone since last time we were there and its well worth it.
    Take a trip to the PistenKlause to get a fantastic steak cooked on a hot stone, 5 minute walk from the Ringhaus.
    http://www.am-tiergarten.de/en/restaurant_nuerburgring_pistenklause
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    glad to hear you had a good weekend. i want to make it there at some point.
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    Omg I've been reading through and now so tempted to go over too, obviously once I get better and bought my new Audi :)

    Reading this thread it's like you are literally there and feel every movement :) Damn loved it

    Cheers
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    [Sep 7, 2014]
    One of my friends who's a regular at the Ring said there are only 2 barriers you need to worry about. The one on the left and the one on the right.
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    I've been, 10 years ago, plan a whole day to get there, plenty of rest before you get on the ring, remember your insurance is invalid the very moment you drive into the rings area,
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    Not true, despite what might be stamped on the certificate or what the insurance company tell you. The Nurburgring is a toll road and as such, whether they like it or not, your insurer is obliged to provide a minimum of third party cover.
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