The German Grand Prix offers a weekend of high-speed action on a track with great viewing and superb facilities. Travelling to and from the circuit has been made convenient for all spectators, although the weekend does mean higher levels of traffic on the roads.
Here at EnterF1, we’ve compiled a useful guide for traveling to the German Grand Prix, and your accommodation options whilst there.
Located in Hockenheim, the German Grand Prix is closest to Mannheim City Airport, which is located about 20km from the circuit. Alternatively, the circuit can also be reached from Frankfurt Airport, with approximately a 2 hour drive to the track from here.
If you are so inclined, the German Grand Prix can be reached entirely by car, with a drive time of approximately 8 ½ hours from London is you use the Channel tunnel. You can also opt to hire a car whilst in Germany, but should be aware that the walk from the car park to the grandstands is approximately 20 minutes, so car may not actually be the most convenient option for those who do not want to walk far.
Train & Bus
There are frequent trains and buses running from the surrounding cities to the circuit on the weekend of the event, making public transport arguably the most convenient method of transport. The journey from Manheim to Hockenheim by train takes approximately 20 minutes, with a 30 minute walk from the train station to the track.
If you do not wish to walk from the station to the track, there are also regular shuttle buses to transport you to the circuit.
Spectators at the German Grand Prix will find a wide variety of accommodation options on offer to suit a range of budgets. Hockenheim provides accommodation closest to the track, with a range of both budget and luxury hotels, although this smaller town will not offer as much in the way of entertainment as the larger surrounding towns of Mannheim and Heidelberg, located about 20km from the track.
For those wanting to combine a city break with the Grand Prix weekend, Frankfurt is located just 1.5 hours from the circuit, and its bustling city centre offers a huge choice of accommodation options and venues to keep everyone entertained.
There are also camping options available at the Hockenheim ring Campsite, located directly next to the race circuit. This provides a budget friendly option for those wanting to remain right in the heart of the action, and also has facilities for motorhomes.