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German Grand Prix

Villa Marstall Heidelberg
  • Accommodations at the Villa Marstall Heidelberg
  • July 29 - August 1, 2016
  • Junior Suite
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sat/Sun circuit transfers
  • GPT tour gift package
  • Hospitality desk
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Taxes/Service included
  • Tour and race itinerary
  • Dining/entertainment guide

German Grand Prix

The original circuit at Hockenheimring was built in 1932 using roads in the forest for motor cycle racing. By 1936 the track was expanded so the Auto Union and Mercedes Benz could use the track for their all dominant Silver Arrows. It was not until 1970 that the Hockenheimring was used for Formula 1, after the drivers boycotted the old Nurburgring because of the dangers of using the 14 mile circuit. The old Nurburgring was upgraded but the circuit, known to drivers as the "Green Hell", lasted only another six years, until it was decided it was still too dangerous.

In 1968 the two long straights surrounded by trees at Hockenheimring cost the life of Jim Clark and chicanes were placed to reduce speeds. In 1995 the German Grand Prix was joined by a second race in Germany at the new Nurburgring usually called European Grand Prix. By 2007 the race alternated annually. During this time Hockenheimring spectators only saw 45 lap races due to the tracks length and the long straights caused a 50% attrition rate for the race cars. Out came the jack hammers and by 2002 the shorter Hockenheimring became a much more interesting track.

After the Schumacher era Hockenhiem, like the new Nurburgring circuit had difficulty financing races, and at present only the Hockenheimring is used for F1.

Villa Marstall Heidelberg

This elegant hotel is a beautiful 19th-century villa in the heart of Heidelberg, directly overlooking the Neckar River and a short walk from all historic attractions. Opened as a hotel in 2006, the Villa Marstall offers a range of stylish rooms which are classically furnished with solid wooden furniture and cherry-wood floors. All rooms feature all modern amenities, including a small fridge, 20-inch LCD cable TV and free internet access. All rooms are non-smoking with fresh-air AC ventilation to guarantee complete comfort.
Please note there are no rooms with 2 beds (twin) at this hotel.


The main shopping street is the traffic-free Hauptstrasse, one of Europe`s prettiest pedestrian precincts. Lined with bistros, cafés and restaurants, it is Heidelberg`s top shopping area. Stretching more than a kilometer, all the major international names, brands and styles are represented here. Heidelberg is also known for its markets, including the one held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Marktplatz and another held Tuesday and Friday mornings at Friedrich-Ebert-Platz. One Saturday a month, based on a flexible schedule that corresponds to the events being presented in the city`s convention center, a giant Flohmarkt (flea market) sprawls along the Kirchheimer Weg, on the city`s southwestern edge, beginning at the Messeplatz.

The side streets in the old town such as Untere Strasse or in the area around Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Ghost) offer an eclectic mix of old and new: antiques and avant-garde fashion, Art Nouveau jewellery and old porcelain, the conventional and the quirky for him and for her. A city of this size has lots of stores from which to choose. Gätschenberger, is known for its array of fine linens and embroideries for bed, bathroom, and table.

Why not get the full Auto Racing Experience and join us on the German Extravaganza tour before the German Grand Prix!

Friday, July 29:

Upon your arrival into Stuttgart Airport (STR) or Frankfurt Airport (FRA) make your way to the Villa Marstall Hotel in Heidelberg where a three-night in a junior suite, including breakfast daily, stay has been reserved for you. Spend the evening exploring Heidelberg.

Saturday, July 30:

Early morning transfer to Hockenheimring for Formula One practice and qualifying. Spend the evening at your leisure.

Sunday, July 31:

Transfer to Hockenheimring for the 2016 German Grand Prix.

Monday, August 01:

After breakfast make your way to Stuttgart Airport (STR) or Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for your return flight home or continue your vacation.

Travel Times

Frankfurt airport to Hotel: 1 hr

Stuttgart airport to Hotel: 1 hr 30 min

Hotel to track: 35 min

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $2,195.00
Single Use Supplement: $2,195.00
Extra Night Per Room: $350.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types

Junior Suite max 2 person(s)


Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $4,265.00

Guests of the Formula One Paddock ClubTM embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.
(Payment for these tickets is due in full at time of booking)

2016 price.

All Weekend 3-Day
*Sudtribune Oberrang [+]   $775.00

Located above the Südtribüne at the last turn before the start/finish line, Südtribüne Oberrang offers excellent viewing as cars come out of the Gipkurve into the Sachskurve, into the Elfkurve, and down the main straight. These grandstands are covered. Highly Recommended!

2016 ticket price.

SudTribune C [+]   Sold Out

Located at the last turn before the start/finish line, Südtribüne C offers excellent viewing as cars come out of the Gipkurve into the Sachskurve, into the Elfkurve, and down the main straight. You can also see the cars as they line up on the grid, and on their entrance in to the pits. These grandstands are numbered and covered. Highly Recommended!

2016 ticket price.

A *Innen Tribune [+]   $370.00

Located around the Sachs curve in the upper sections and offer a great view the cars passing as they make their way to the start/finish line.

2016 ticket price.

C Haupttribune [+]   Sold Out

Located across from the start/finish line opposite the pits. These seats offer a great view of the pit action (covered).

2016 ticket price.

* indicates ticket is on request
Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Race tickets can be purchased through the “Book this package” tab. Once you have selected your package, you will be asked which race tickets you would like to purchase. If you would like to purchase race tickets only, please call our office for more details