Travel Basics – German Grand Prix

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Start planning your trip to the Hockenheimring circuit for the German F1 Grand Prix in the beautiful Upper Rhine valley. The next race is on July 25-28, 2019.

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The 2019 German Grand Prix will be staged at the historic Hockenheimring circuit, which takes its name from the nearby town of Hockenheim (population 21,000). The circuit is located in the Baden-Württemberg state, part of the Upper Rhine valley region that straddles Germany, France and Switzerland. Nearby cities include Mannheim (20km), Heidelberg (25km), Frankfurt (100km) and Stuttgart (130km).[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”German visas” color=”blue”]Germany is part of the Schengen Area, which offers borderless travel between 26 European states. The good news is that citizens of over 60 countries do NOT require a visa to enter the Schengen Area for up to 90 days; exempt countries include Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Japan & Malaysia. Click here for a list of the countries whose citizens are required to get a Schengen visa and to find out more about how to apply.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”STAYING HEALTHY”][vc_column_text]As always, make sure you have adequate travel insurance in place for your trip, including a provision for emergency medical treatment. Should you fall ill, the quality of healthcare in Germany is very high. Ask your hotel to help organize a doctor’s visit or visit the nearest pharmacy (Apotheke). Even the smallest towns will have a 24 hour pharmacy and English is widely spoken.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”COMMUNICATING”][vc_column_text]English is widely spoken in Germany, especially in larger cities and among young people. You may encounter some difficulties in Hockenheim or small towns nearby; learning a few German phrases and having a smartphone translation app at the ready will help and could also make you some new friends! Click here for some useful German phrases.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery content_images=”19911,19912″ content_images_size=”full” data_grid_preloader=”-1″][/TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery][vc_empty_space height=”24px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”STAYING SAFE”][vc_column_text]Germany is a very safe country for tourists, with very low rates of violent crime. Petty thefts and pick pocketing do occur however, especially in larger cities. Keep a close eye on your belongings in crowded situations, such as on public transport or at the track. Be careful with your alcohol consumption at the track, and steer clear of drunken fans looking to pick a fight![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”HOCKENHEIM WEATHER”][vc_column_text]The German Grand Prix is held at the height of the European summer. You can reasonably expect warm, sunny weather at the Hockenheimring. The average daily temperature range for July in Hockenheim is a maximum of 26°C (79°F) and a minimum of 16°C (61°F). Rainfall is not uncommon however, so pack a poncho or light rain jacket in addition to your hat and sunscreen.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][TS_VCSC_Info_Notice presets=”preset_notice_info” panel_layout=”notice” panel_type=”info” panel_icon=”fa fa-info-circle” panel_title=”German travel: need to know” font_title_family=”Default:regular” font_content_family=”Default:regular”]

  • Germany uses the EURO currency. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are easy to find.
  • Germany operates on Central European Time (CET), which equates to GMT +1 hour.
  • The number to dial in case of an emergency in Germany is 112.
  • Want to learn more? Check out Germany.travel or Lonely Planet

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3 thoughts on “Travel Basics – German Grand Prix”

  1. Hi,
    This is my first time attending F1 race, can you please guide me on the following;

    1- When would the german F1 race starts on Sunday?
    2- At earliest time or as late as possible time to reach to track?
    3- After the race finishes, can we go to track to reach closer to podium to see podium ceremony?
    4- What else can we do on race day, like are the drivers going to visit the grandstands and how is it possible to get autograph or a picture with them. Anything else exciting that i could do on race day, like coming in early would give me any benefit or staying late would give me the chance to meet the drivers or something like that.

    Would really appreciate if you could guide me as being newbie.

    Thanks,
    Regards
    Furqan

    1. Dear Furqan,

      Your questions are interesting to me. I have almost the same questions as I go this yeat. I think you have been there last year.

      Could you share some information regarding your questions?

      Thank you in advanced.

      Best,
      Billy

      1. Hi Billy, I went to the race last year. Here’s my answers.
        1- When would the german F1 race starts on Sunday? The race starts at 3:10pm. More info in Trackside.
        2- At earliest time or as late as possible time to reach to track? Up to you. There will be support races on earlier if you want to see them. For race day, I’d suggest getting there no later than 10am.
        3- After the race finishes, can we go to track to reach closer to podium to see podium ceremony? Yes, you can!
        4- What else can we do on race day, like are the drivers going to visit the grandstands and how is it possible to get autograph or a picture with them. Anything else exciting that i could do on race day, like coming in early would give me any benefit or staying late would give me the chance to meet the drivers or something like that. Drivers don’t normally do autograph signing on race day. This session is normally held on Saturday. You can also walk around the different parts of the track and check out different views, maybe when the support races are on. Enjoy!

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