Nurburgring 24

Nurburgring 24

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cherie171

230 posts

71 months

Friday 27th March
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The Germans don't do quiet campsites at the N24, but it's all part of the atmosphere. The start arriving the weekend before, and are generally inebriated from that point until when they leave after the race is finished.

I went in 2016, and 2019, and stayed both times in an apartment about 20 minutes away from the weekend prior. It gave us all a chance to explore the area without the crowds, and it definitely paid off in 2016 when there was the random hail storm that red flagged the race, and we had a nice warm apartment and plenty of food while we waited for the restart.

wsn03

1,113 posts

55 months

Friday 27th March
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Kev_Mk3 said:
No such thing as a quite campsite TBH BUT travel destinations camping is probably the best bet but be warned it is a little out the way near the GP track.

Radio Le Mans do cover it from memory but youll need internet to listen to it as its not on the radio like Le Mans. Pre warning signal in the area is shocking especially if your on O2. I have a expensive brick when I go unless I am on wifi, its actually nice not to have a phone lol

It is totally different as you can see car positions on the windscreen as they are lit up so you can keep a eye on things. The shops always have food, beer etc and locals are brilliant. It is how ever ALOT of walking - dont think about driving its pointless lol





wsn03 - The paths around the ring are not wide when N24 is on so you'll be walking not biking to be fair
Thank you, it sounds like Assen MotoGP, I'll just drink a lot and wear ear plugs!
That's a real shame about Radio LM, but a massive bonus about the car positions on the windscreens - if I can even get timing screens on the internet now and then I'll be happy enough.

To be fair I'm going to see the Nürburgring used what it was designed for, bearing in mind until a year ago I thought it held no races anymore. However seems a well supported race so I'd like to at least know which manufacturer is in front.

Travel Destinations makes things simple. I think I have read about the site you are referring to - that is where I wanted to be because apart from anything else it is close to the town.

As for the paths - we are going to bring the small motorbikes so that we can move around the surrounding roads without being stuck in traffic, we will use google maps. When we get to the area we want we will park up and walk, With a 12 mile track the bikes will come in very handy.

wsn03

1,113 posts

55 months

Friday 27th March
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cherie171 said:
The Germans don't do quiet campsites at the N24, but it's all part of the atmosphere. The start arriving the weekend before, and are generally inebriated from that point until when they leave after the race is finished.

I went in 2016, and 2019, and stayed both times in an apartment about 20 minutes away from the weekend prior. It gave us all a chance to explore the area without the crowds, and it definitely paid off in 2016 when there was the random hail storm that red flagged the race, and we had a nice warm apartment and plenty of food while we waited for the restart.
Good idea, but I like the campsites to take in the atmosphere - this is probably the only time I will go to the event.
I reckon I'll regret saying all this by about 3am on the first night, just as the temperature dips below 4 C

FredericRobinson

2,023 posts

186 months

Friday 27th March
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Kev_Mk3 said:
No such thing as a quite campsite TBH BUT travel destinations camping is probably the best bet but be warned it is a little out the way near the GP track.
The Travel Destinations site is a section of a much larger campsite isn't? Any advantages over just booking myself? If I do go it'll be lumped into my Le Mans trip, so I've no need to book a package including travel

Kev_Mk3

1,776 posts

49 months

Friday 27th March
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FredericRobinson said:
Kev_Mk3 said:
No such thing as a quite campsite TBH BUT travel destinations camping is probably the best bet but be warned it is a little out the way near the GP track.
The Travel Destinations site is a section of a much larger campsite isn't? Any advantages over just booking myself? If I do go it'll be lumped into my Le Mans trip, so I've no need to book a package including travel
The TD camping is next to the GP track in its own area from memory, not linked to other campsites. Nothing stopping you from camping "wild" with the public but its more finding anywhere as above they arrive before the gates open. Usually TBH they leave sunday morning before the race finishes its madness.

Advantage - you will get camping
cons - cost

wsn03

1,113 posts

55 months

Friday 27th March
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I don't need anything but camping but prefer to be able to book in advance for this one.
Le Mans i do my own thing, but here I know nothing

Kev_Mk3

1,776 posts

49 months

Friday 27th March
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I've actually got a small apartment booked in Kelberg (10minutes away by car) The area has cottoned on now and ramped the prices up to silly figures. It is a great race and more manic. I'd go as far to say you cant compare it to Le Mans really both brilliant in there own way. Take thick socks and decent walking shoes though lol

LM24Nut

588 posts

16 months

Sunday 29th March
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wsn03 said:
I think you stayed in that hotel last time, was it expensive? You had a mega view. I will probably try camping, then hotel it on the way to Le Mans.
Hotel an der Nordschleife

https://www.booking.com/hotel/de/an-der-nordschlei...

I think it was about £235 for the night and that was single room. Yes, it was top floor with a view of the track. However, I think I got lucky because the room came available due to a cancellation. I grabbed it on the Wednesday or Thursday I think?

LM24Nut

588 posts

16 months

Sunday 29th March
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wsn03 said:
and wear ear plugs!
If you mean for the "noise" then you won't need them. The cars a not very loud unlike Le Mans. That's the one thing which really surprised me.

Kev_Mk3

1,776 posts

49 months

Sunday 29th March
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LM24Nut said:
wsn03 said:
I think you stayed in that hotel last time, was it expensive? You had a mega view. I will probably try camping, then hotel it on the way to Le Mans.
Hotel an der Nordschleife

https://www.booking.com/hotel/de/an-der-nordschlei...

I think it was about £235 for the night and that was single room. Yes, it was top floor with a view of the track. However, I think I got lucky because the room came available due to a cancellation. I grabbed it on the Wednesday or Thursday I think?
Usually it is brilliant and an affordable price.

N24 how ever....................... £1,531




wsn03

1,113 posts

55 months

Thursday 2nd April
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Kev_Mk3 said:
LM24Nut said:
wsn03 said:
I think you stayed in that hotel last time, was it expensive? You had a mega view. I will probably try camping, then hotel it on the way to Le Mans.
Hotel an der Nordschleife

https://www.booking.com/hotel/de/an-der-nordschlei...

I think it was about £235 for the night and that was single room. Yes, it was top floor with a view of the track. However, I think I got lucky because the room came available due to a cancellation. I grabbed it on the Wednesday or Thursday I think?
Usually it is brilliant and an affordable price.

N24 how ever....................... £1,531
Ouch! That N24 price pays for the whole trip to N24 and Le Mans, and for 1 night?!? Wow.

I'll be camping for sure

majordad

3,258 posts

151 months

Thursday 2nd April
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My guess is that the 2020 N24 will be cancelled.

Great Dane

2,347 posts

120 months

Thursday 2nd April
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wsn03 said:
Kev_Mk3 said:
LM24Nut said:
wsn03 said:
I think you stayed in that hotel last time, was it expensive? You had a mega view. I will probably try camping, then hotel it on the way to Le Mans.
Hotel an der Nordschleife

https://www.booking.com/hotel/de/an-der-nordschlei...

I think it was about £235 for the night and that was single room. Yes, it was top floor with a view of the track. However, I think I got lucky because the room came available due to a cancellation. I grabbed it on the Wednesday or Thursday I think?
Usually it is brilliant and an affordable price.

N24 how ever....................... £1,531


Went there for a VLN race... on the sunday was touristenfarthen and I could lie in my bed and see the cars
Ouch! That N24 price pays for the whole trip to N24 and Le Mans, and for 1 night?!? Wow.

I'll be camping for sure

wsn03

1,113 posts

55 months

Tuesday 7th April
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I'm struggling to get an extra person to come on my trip because of the length of time I'm going, probably making my plan to ride around on little motorbikes a non-starter now that I have 2 teenagers to ferry around instead of one.

Question - can you get around in a car - say if I want to see some further parts of the track? I'm thinking like late afternoon/ early evening? Or is it complete grid lock? I don't mind a bit of traffic jam if it saves me a load of hassle with the motorbike plan.



Edited by wsn03 on Tuesday 7th April 15:12


Edited by wsn03 on Tuesday 7th April 16:08

majordad

3,258 posts

151 months

Tuesday 7th April
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Yes you can. I’ve traveled to spectate at Brunchen, and walked up to the Karrussel from there. And also parked and spectated at Hatzenbach, And Adenau / Breidsheid

wsn03

1,113 posts

55 months

Tuesday 7th April
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majordad said:
Yes you can. I’ve traveled to spectate at Brunchen, and walked up to the Karrussel from there. And also parked and spectated at Hatzenbach, And Adenau / Breidsheid
Thank you. This makes things a lot easier for my whole trip

FredericRobinson

2,023 posts

186 months

Wednesday 8th April
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If I was to camp at the GP track how much good viewing on the Nordschleife am I going to be able to walk to, say 4/5 miles out?

wsn03

1,113 posts

55 months

Wednesday 8th April
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FredericRobinson said:
If I was to camp at the GP track how much good viewing on the Nordschleife am I going to be able to walk to, say 4/5 miles out?
I've obviously never been so know nothing, but I have found that google maps not only lays out the new and old course (with arrows showing the direction), but it even pins all the viewing locations (available with pictures etc).

You can see there are plenty of roads surrounding the circuit that will easily enable you to walk up to 4 / 5 miles for viewing as far as I can tell.

I will be using google maps when I'm there

Edited by wsn03 on Wednesday 8th April 21:12