The Nurburgring 24 Hours race is equally unique for both the drivers and the spectators alike, as more than 200 cars take to the elongated starting grid, with everything from works BMWs to privateers with VW Golfs lining up on the track.
Spectators can wander unhindered through the paddocks and on to the grid before the race. Then they can watch from the grandstands around the F1 circuit or view from out in the forests around the Nordschleife once the race begins. Access around the Nordschleife can be obtained via the free shuttle bus service or by taking your own car to the designated parking areas.
However, the only way to get out to more remote parts of the circuit, is to put on your walking boots and go hiking through the forest! However, the sights along the way, both in terms of racing and camping structures certainly make your efforts worthwhile.
To view a map of the Nordschleife please click here.
To see video footage of previous races click here.
To read about why this event is so special and why you should go and experience it first hand, click here.