Nurburgring Theme Park

As much fun as a 911 round the 'Ring?
As much fun as a 911 round the 'Ring?
Germany’s Nurburgring has seen some quick metal in its time but soon all visitors will be able to crack 0-135mph in just 2.5 seconds.

According to reports the circuit is getting its very own theme park and the main attraction will be an insanely fast rollercoaster.

It is understood developers are looking at a piece of land next to the circuit to build the new attraction, which will also feature a new science centre and museum.

The rollercoaster is expected to be two seconds faster than an F1 car to reach 125mph and the track will stretch for 1.2km.

The attraction will be accelerated using compressed air, said the makers.

Plans are already underway for the new theme park, which it is hoped will bring more fans to the circuit each year.

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  • Northern-Loop 05 Feb 2008

    Guess it will be fun on those wet days out there. Got it feeling its going to be in the lower carpark next to the track.

    Track is far too busy to warrant the expensive laps now.

  • flemke 05 Feb 2008

    The work has already begun. The eastern half of the main grandstand, from the Dorint to the pit access road, has been totally razed. The car park in front of it is a disaster area.
    The work is supposed to be completed by next year's GP, although locals expect that it will only be finished a year after that.

  • willdew 05 Feb 2008

    Sounds like a move to create a viable economy for the area that's not based around public access to the 'ring, which has been the main objection in German Parliament to the thing being shut down. So the introduction of a theme park, could be a means to the German Green party getting their way and the 'ring being close to the general public...

    Only a theory, but it's my initial thoughts to the above.

  • RDMcG 05 Feb 2008

    All bad news...the unique character of the place will be lost .

  • flemke 05 Feb 2008

    willdew said:
    Sounds like a move to create a viable economy for the area that's not based around public access to the 'ring, which has been the main objection in German Parliament to the thing being shut down. So the introduction of a theme park, could be a means to the German Green party getting their way and the 'ring being close to the general public...

    Only a theory, but it's my initial thoughts to the above.
    Nordschleife open to all - but only as passengers in a fleet of 'ring taxis?
    Not a pretty thought.

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