Nürburg to Munich/vice versa

Old Jan 12th, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Nürburg to Munich/vice versa

Hello everyone! On our Europe trip this summer my husband and I want to spend a few days in Germany. I'd like to go to Munich, and my husband would love to drive the Nürburgring. We're going to do both, but I'm just wondering what is the best way to get from Munich to Nürburg.

Also, should we go Nürburg-Munich or Munich-Nürburg?

Thank you very much!
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Old Jan 12th, 2009, 09:50 AM
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I don't think it makes much difference which you do first--it would depend on your personal interests and the rest of your trip itinerary.

You could either drive between the two areas or take the train. Again, it depends on your interests and the rest of your itinerary.
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Driving time will be 6 hours.

Why do yo want to go to München? Why not focussing on western Germany with closer distance to the Nürburgring? Köln, Trier, Aachen, Bonn, the Rhein, the Mosel, the Ahr are fascinating destinations.

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Trainwise, the Nürburgring is a bit in the middle of nowhere. So, it would be best to have a car to get there. Rental car companies exclude the use of their vehicles on race tracks, though. If your husband can drive the Nürburgring, he should be able to drive to Munich from there in 5 hours or less.
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We went to Munich and Nuremberg a couple of years ago - took the train from Munich to Nuremberg, which was quite easy and took a few hours - direct train so no changes. When we left Nuremberg, we rented a car and drove south to the alps and back to Munich. The driving was easy and quite enjoyable because we were able to stop at towns along the way.
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Go to http://maps.google.com/ and select Directions and input your München address and the following:

Otto-Flimm-Straße, 53520 Nürburg.

The best (fastest) route will come up step-by-step, takes around 5 hours and a bit unless you choose to make it a sightseeing day and stop/detour along the way.
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Novembermoon is confusing 2 very different towns -- Nuremburg is just 100 miles north of Munich, and the Nurburgring is on the opposite side of the country. A train to the Nurburgring would take a lot longer.

Whether you do Munich first or the Nurburgring depends on the rest of your travel plans -- where are you coming from or going to? Koln, Stuttgart or Frankfurt are closer than Munich to the Nurburgring. I thought Stuttgart was beautiful, and I recommend meandering through the Black Forest and near Baden Baden.

Go ahead and book a rental racecar for the Ring NOW. I think they book up fast. Here's one: http://www.rent-racecar.de/gb/index.html.

Try to go ahead and buy tickets for the BMW Ringtaxi. You are taken around by a professional driver in an M5, and it was about the coolest thing we've ever done. Those tickets sell out quickly, too, but you can try to get them "day of".

Go to the Nurburging website and see which days the track is open and for how long. You probably don't want to be there on a national holiday. We were there Easter weekend, and it was a madhouse with all of the petrolheads of Europe. A lot of wrecks that weekend.

You cannot take a regular rental car on the Ring, and you may be prevented from taking a European Delivery car on the Ring (we were).

If you are staying the night at the Ring, try to get a room at the Dorint Novotel that faces the track. My husband watched all of the supercars of his dreams just speed up the first curves of the track for a couple of hours, from our hotel room's balcony. These also are popular, so best to book well in advance.
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Old Jan 16th, 2009, 02:47 PM
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Thanks for the advice so far everyone. I'm not stuck on staying in Munich, and it might not be very realistic to do so since it would require an 8 hour train trip. We're looking at Cologne or Frankfurt now. My husband just really wants to go to the track, and I want to go to Germany, but don't have my heart set on any one place, so that gives us a lot more flexibility.
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