From trackside camping to five-star luxury, we’ve rounded up the best places to stay near the Red Bull Ring for the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix on July 2-4.
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The Red Bull Ring is located in a rural region with limited nearby accommodation, making trackside camping an attractive proposition here. If you want a few more creature comforts, there’s a good selection of accommodation in Graz. Austria’s second largest city is around one hours’ drive from the Red Bull Ring via the motorway. Most of the best local accommodation in towns like Spielberg and Knittelfeld gets snapped up by the teams and circuit workers, but there are some lovely mountain resorts within reasonable driving distance of the Red Bull Ring. If you don’t mind a 2+ hour commute, the stunning capital of Vienna is also worth considering for the weekend (or to visit as part of a longer trip).
Red Bull Ring Camping
Thousands of fans from all around Europe camp at the Red Bull Ring on Grand Prix weekend. The camping facilities are good and the atmosphere is lively, though a little drunken and rowdy at times. If you value a good night’s sleep or have young children, it’s perhaps worth considering alternative accommodation. There are seven color-coded campsites surrounding the circuit. A weekend of camping for two people costs approximately €160 (3 nights from Thursday to Sunday, including parking for one vehicle). The ‘Pink’ and ‘Orange’ campsite on the hill behind the Nord grandstand are probably the most picturesque and least likely to be noisy, but there are more hills to climb. The other camping areas are located on flatter ground, closer to the main straight and fan zone near the first corner. There’s also a big stage close by where concerts are held over the weekend. Buy Red Bull Ring camping tickets. (If you don’t wish to deal with camping equipment yourself, GPtents offers a campsite 10 minutes’ walk from the Red Bull Ring with pre-erected tents priced at around €220 per night for two people on race weekend.)
Stay in Graz for the Austrian Grand Prix
There’s a good selection of accommodation in Graz, but it’s not a huge city and it does suffer from the dreaded ‘F1 tax’, with higher prices on Grand Prix weekend. There are trains from Graz to the circuit, but we recommend hiring a car to make your life easier. Trackside parking is free and the circuit is close to a motorway, meaning that traffic flows quite well. Expect a commute of around 1 hour each way. There was more traffic after the race on Sunday, but no significant delays. Browse all accommodation in Graz.
Other accommodation near the Red Bull Ring
The area surrounding the Red Bull Ring is ski country, so there are plenty of pretty mountain chalets to choose from within a 30-40km radius of the track. You’ll find beautiful rolling green hills and fresh air instead of Snow in July, not to mention tasty local cuisine and beer. Browse all accommodation near the Red Bull Ring.