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Old 02-09-2018, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ExMB View Post
Cheap compared to? At the time the OP is wanting to go its between € 150 and € 200 a night; depending on time of booking and breakfast selection.
Well when I went, it was cheap compared to the Uffizi suite I stayed in at the St. Regis in Florence

I consider 150-200 Euros a night cheap, however. YMMV
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by CAlexio
I second that. Get a bmw 128i track car and a coach and hit the ring
Yes, do not drive your ordinary rental there.
Rent a car with low power, cage and proper tires.

I know of a guy who rolled his Sixt M3 rental at the Ring: besides the bodily harm he ended up basically buying the car. Not worth it.

Do you know the exact dates now?
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Kobalt View Post
Yes, do not drive your ordinary rental there.
Rent a car with low power, cage and proper tires.

I know of a guy who rolled his Sixt M3 rental at the Ring: besides the bodily harm he ended up basically buying the car. Not worth it.

Do you know the exact dates now?
Roughly May 23rd - 26th
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:11 PM
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On the 23,24 and 25th it is Touristdriving in the evenings 17.15-19.30
The 24th is Manthey Trackday (Porsche only) and the 25th Destination Nürburgring Trackday.

FWIW: I might do the Destination Nürburgring and in that case I come to Nürburg on the 24th and stay for the weekend.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:45 PM
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Look into renting from Apex (www.apex-nuerburg.com) at Nurburgring as well. Robert and Misha are great and very helpful guys, plus a nice selection of cars as well. They do coaching and taxi laps too.
I'll be at the Ring for the Manthey track day on the 24th and might stay for the weekend as well.
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I will be in Germany the week before Smokeys, If I have time I will try to hit the ring with a rental
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:58 PM
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The most important things to have in Germany are steak on a rock, a Döner-kebap after a night of drinking, and the fancy ice cream arrangements the shops make.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Dewinator View Post
The most important things to have in Germany are steak on a rock, a Döner-kebap after a night of drinking, and the fancy ice cream arrangements the shops make.
I disagree. Steak is sooo US. For a snack I suggest "Currywurst mit Pommes" and for a meal I'd go with "Sauerbraten". Of course you have to top it off with a "real" beer or good wine. Don't forget your after dinner shot to aide digestion.
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I spend a lot of time in Germany. The Porsche Museum is really just "okay." It's basically just looking at cars. Go look at some pictures on Google and you'll get the idea. The Mercedes museum is far superior an overall experience. You can easily do both in one day. You could easily accomplish both plus a Porsche factory tour if you start early since the tour is only two hours. I'd plan on half a day for the Mercedes museum and half a day for the Porsche museum + factory tour. In fact, I'll be doing exactly that for my father's 60th birthday in late March.

The Nurburgring is probably the only item on my bucket list that's ever vastly exceeded my expectations. I've found the night tourist driving sessions that run for only a couple hours are actually better than the full days because the ring has about 1/10 the traffic. You can fit in 4-6 laps which is enough to get a good taste before you get exhausted. Honestly, it's not even worth going to the full-day public sessions a lot of the time if you're actually planning to drive. The full day tourist sessions are almost more like going to an epic version of cars and coffee. Gone are the days of the multiple factory stores at the Ring boulevard (shopping center); it's barely worth the visit anymore.
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Be prepared to eat sausage at least 3 times a day!
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bardman View Post
Be prepared to eat sausage at least 3 times a day!
.........and drink lots of beer
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Originally Posted by destaccado View Post
The Nurburgring is probably the only item on my bucket list that's ever vastly exceeded my expectations. I've found the night tourist driving sessions that run for only a couple hours are actually better than the full days because the ring has about 1/10 the traffic. You can fit in 4-6 laps which is enough to get a good taste before you get exhausted. Honestly, it's not even worth going to the full-day public sessions a lot of the time if you're actually planning to drive. The full day tourist sessions are almost more like going to an epic version of cars and coffee. Gone are the days of the multiple factory stores at the Ring boulevard (shopping center); it's barely worth the visit anymore.
This is good to know specially if your short in time
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SmokinGTS View Post
If you don't have a factory tour scheduled well in advance at Porsche you won't get in. The museums are fun and yes you can see both in a day. The ring is close and my recommendation is to get a car 200 hp or less and a coach and make sure you buy insurance.
Schedule the factory tour well in advance Well worth it but difficult to get in
Recommend a private tour of the museum. Usually they combine one or two others but the group is less than five so little time is wasted t
I think 1.5 -2 days for this total visit

A tip if you don't want to mess with a car in Stuttgart, take the train. There is a station at the museum and it is very easy to use and very inexpensive
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:08 PM
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Can you take a standard rental car on the ring? I’ll be there in early July. Have a factory tour scheduled, but from this thread, sounds like I need to be up at the ring for a day. Anyway, I think I have a boy 3 series rental, will that work on the ring? Or is it worth renting a cayman for another grand for 4 laps?
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Originally Posted by wmond View Post
Can you take a standard rental car on the ring?
Not legally nor with insurance
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