Primarily known for its colossal racing course, the town of Hockenheim offers visitors a sunny and serene sojourn from the demanding duress of everyday life. In this relaxed and refined town, imperial architecture neighbours fine examples of ecclesiastical elegance, and a refreshing selection of museums are sure to satisfy cultural cravings. Its verdant location in the beautiful Upper Rhine Valley means the town’s culinary scene thrives with fresh and fabulous produce from the scenic surroundings.
Motor enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to visit the exciting Hockenheimring race course, which has hosted over 30 German Gran Prix races since 1970. Adrenaline addicts can brace themselves for a high speed ride around the twists and turns of the sinuous race track in a fully immersive experience.
Aside from its modern motoring association, the town of Hockenheim has a rich cultural legacy that is evident in the incredible architectural array; one of the town’s most notable buildings is the Portestant Town Church, an astonishing art nouveau structure whose white façade and elegant arches have an air of imperial opulent.
An eclectic selection of museums detail the town’s rich industrial and agricultural heritage; the Tobacco Museum depicts the complex processes of tobacco cultivating while the Motorsport Museum continues the motoring theme by displaying historic motorcycles and racing cars.
Enjoying a prime location in Hockenheim’s historic heart, the Wirsthaus Guldener Engel restaurant encompasses traditional German hospitality with its rustic interior and hearty and wholesome food. A sunny terrace provides a perfect place to sip locally brewed beer and the extensive menu specialises in region delicacies such as white asparagus and sizzling sausages. (Heidelberger Str. 1, 68766 Hockenheim, Germany)