An Australian view on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

3D style vintage Nürburgring map

March 11th, 2010 Posted in Nurburgring history, Track guides

3D style vintage Nurburgring map

This old skool 3D style map gives a great appreciation of the elevation changes of the Nordschleife (and the Südschleife, too, see top right of frame). Its detailed painting and vibrant colours complement this other vintage map nicely. For a closer look, click on the image above to load a 1600px version.

After the jump you can read a rough translation of the German text.

[via Fairfax by Night]

The Nürburgring
with Adenau in Rhineland

  • The world’s largest race and testing roads for motor vehicles
  • 4 circuits of 2, 9, 21, and 29km in length, and 9m width of 170 curves, 700m vertical drop pitch to 17 and 27%, gradient to 11%
  • Distance from Bonn 45km, Cologne 60km, Koblenz 60km, Trier 110km, Aachen, 110km
  1. 3 Responses to “3D style vintage Nürburgring map”

  2. By Robbo on Mar 12, 2010

    Awesome Lima! You continue to deliver.

    I have never been there (which is character defect that will be fixed at some stage). However, everyone I know who has been there talks about the elevation changes. This map looks like a ski resort map with hills and valleys!

  3. By Brian on Jun 11, 2012

    Very nice map !!! I’ve spent hours on racing sims driving the track, but have never seen it all at once like this !!!

  4. By Dirk Altenhofen on Dec 5, 2013

    Fantastic map! I grew up 45 min from the track. “Mis”spent most of my youth there!
    Some of my fondest memories are running up the A48 on a Sunday morning to get the M5 warm to get in a few laps b4 everybody else showed up. Audi S2 (tuned) and never ex/imported to the USA ran me up there at 186mph one morning and is still the fastest I have ever driven myself on an open road. Racing GTI’s, Kadett GSI’s, Peugeot 206 GTI’s, etc, was the BOMB!!! However, even after having been around the track a few hundred times; and regardless as to however good I/we thought we were at the time….I don’t think anybody can beat Sabine Schmitz or Walter Röhrl around it in a normal, everyday car!
    Should you find yourself in that neck of the woods for any reason and you are a petrol head by even the slightest stretch of the imagination, you owe it to yourself to experience it! You will regret it if you don’t, TRUST ME!!!!
    Make sure you get there EARLY, drive a lap or two, take a break, get a ride in the Ring-Taxi (so you can once again get schooled….) then break out the Habachi up on the Adenauer Forst and relax and relish in fact that you, after all are not the WORST driver around the most fabulous piece of pavement in the world!
    Most importantly though, RESPECT this track!!! It is NOT to be taken lightly, EVER!
    Be safe, enjoy and have a blast!

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