Overlooking the circuit Nurburg castle, photo by Marc John

If you are planning to take in some local sites around the Nurburgring there is the small town of Nurburg itself with its Castle on a hill above the town. The view across the Eiffel mountains from the castle is fantastic and you can see as far as Cologne on a clear day. The mountains are perhaps best enjoyed with a drive though and you could head south to Cologne, about 70 miles, or north west to Frankfurt.


Cologne is a city known for its Gothic Cathedral and it has a beautiful setting on the Rhine. There are also a large number of Museums and Art Galleries in Cologne. As for Frankfurt it is a more modern city and a major Financial centre for Germany and Europe. Apart from the Cathedral and the half-timbered houses of Romerburg Square there is little history to see in this city that dates from 794; Frankfurt is an example of how a city can be constructed to be modern and beautiful though.