Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do


    Hockenheimring is located near the small town of Hockenheim in south-west Germany. Situated in the Upper Rhine Valley the town sits on an old trade route running from Frankfurt to Basel. Hockenheim itself if a very small town so to make the most of your trip, we would recommend exploring some of the nearby larger towns, such as Heidelberg and Mannheim.

    Heidelberg is a picturesque town located on the edge of the Neckar River. Here you can take in the historic sites, hike through the hills or cruise along the river; all whilst only a 20 minute drive from Hockenheimring.

    Mannheim is renowned for its exciting music scene and young culture. At the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers, Mannheim is located in the Middle Rhine Valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are nearby vineyards, producing some of Germany's most famous wines, as well as local brewery's offering beer tastings. From here, the circuit is a short 25 minute drive.

    • Language: German
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Time Zone: CEST (GMT+0200)

    International Travel

    Frankfurt airport is the nearest major airport hosting both domestic and international flights. It lies about 90km from the circuit and its surrounding towns. You can travel by train from the airport or take the fast A5 road by car, both of which take about an hour. Other airports include Luxembourg and Cologne which are further away but still viable options.

    The nearest airport to the Hockenheim ring is Mannheim City Airport, located approximately 20km from the circuit, in the south part of Mannheim.


    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

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    Important Info

    Provisional Date

    The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

    For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event month changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

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