The infamous Nurburgring raceway began as a project to help alleviate unemployment in Northwest Germany in 1925 and helped secure over 25,000 jobs over the next 3 years.
Nowadays, the Nordschleife 12.9 mile long racing circuit is a toll road open to the public. It's only closed during race events and automotive testing scenarios, other than that, German road law still applies with speed limits and laws such as not being able to pass other drivers on the right-hand side of the track.
During certain seasons, the Nurburgring is open also to the public for free practice and open sessions where people can pay a couple of Euros to race around the track on any car they bring along. However this might sound cheap at first, but if you crash and cause damage to the track you are still liable for those costs!
But that doesn't seem to stop a lot of people as the Nurburgring is usually filled up on these days!
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: EMS Nordschleife TV on the Nurburgring Fails, Happy & Unhappy Drivers Compilation Adenauer Forst Nordschleife Touristenfahrten...
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