Meilensteine Nürburgring

1940's and 1950's

Poster for the Eifelrennen on the 3rd Junr 1951 at the Nürburgring.
Poster for the Eifelrennen on the 3rd Junr 1951 at the Nürburgring.

Economic miracle, masses and motors


The Ring, however, was given a second chance. Early after war's end, reconstruction work was already underway and as early as 1947 a new Nürburgring era had begun with the Eifel Cup Race. The fee to enter at the time: five Reichs Marks, incl. consumption ticket for wine, sausage and bread.


Four years later, in 1951, the first Formula 1 World Championship – once again, the ring had achieved international status. During the European Grand Prix held in 1954, more than 400,000 estimated visitors attended. Juan Manuel Fangio won the race and became the motor sports idol of the 1950's. He won the European Grand Prix four years in a row.

Arbeitsausweis Eisverkäufer

Arbeitsausweis eines Eisverkäufers, 1953


Rund um die Strecke waren früher Marketender anzutreffen.



Continentalturm auf dem Nürburgring

Der Continentalturm auf dem Nürburgring


Einst ein Markenzeichen am Nürburgring: der Continental-Turm.
(ab 1950, ersetzt 1965)



Motorsport history of the 1940's and 1950's:



1000 km-Rennen, 1959 - Le Mans-Start
Eifelrennen, 1955
Großer Preis von Europa, 1. August 1954
Großer Preis von Deutschland, 1954
Großer Jubiläumspreis vom Nürburgring, 1952