Blind hidden bends, blind and tricky bumps, steep inclines and gradients as well as constantly changing road surfaces demand great skill from the driver and are a real test for the vehicles. This up-and-down course was lined with hedges up until 1970 and for this reason was given the name Green Hell or “Grüne Hölle” by the motor racing legend Jackie Stewart. It has kept the name.
At the same time fans of the Nordschleife describe it as “probably the most beautiful country road in the world”. A unique cult has grown up around this circuit. Hand-written good wishes and greetings on the asphalt alongside the course are evidence of the fans’ support for the sport and for the drivers.