The 'old' Nurburgring, where the German Grand Prix was held until 1976, was the most legendary grand prix circuit there's ever been. The track's length was, by today's standards, an unbelievable 14.1 miles and it had over 150 corners.
In 1976 after Niki Lauda's near-fatal fiery crash the German GP was moved to Hockenheim where it remains today. The Nurburgring was rebuilt in 1984 using a small part of old track, while a completely new section was built to drag the circuit up to modern safety standards, and the newer Nurburgring GP now shares Formula One with Hockenheim.
Make sure you DON'T head for Nürnberg (Nuremberg) some 242 miles further West of the ring!!!! The town you want is Nürburg, 282 miles from Calais.