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The Ring kartbahn is an indoor karting facility located under the Ring Werk next to the welcome centre. The karts aren't the fastest karts in the world, (50 KPH top speed) but they are fun to chuck around corners on such a twisty indoor circuit. However, the track isn't quite FIA grade 1. It may be fun to drive around, but it's so narrow that overtaking is challenging to say the least and takes sheer brute force to muscle through backmarkers. That's not to say that you won't have fun though, because it's karting, what's not to like?
Fill out the insurance forms at the reception and queue up till a space is free. Unless it's Formula 1, DTM or the Nurburgring 24 there won't be much of a queue. 8 karts race on the track, it is a practice session and not an organised race, although they won't stop you from overtaking and there is a positions board which you can watch while driving round. Your standard session will be 10 minutes long and you will receive a stats page with everyone's lap times top speed etc.
Minimum age: 8 years, minimum height: 1.20m.
Balaclava (mandatory if you use their helmets): €2
The Ring Kartbahn can be rented exclusively. This can shift opening times if necessary, or it may force a wait. Karts can't be rented exclusively on Sundays.
Michael Schumacher karting
Michael Schumacher is from a town northeast of the Nurburgring called Kerpen, and his family runs a karting centre under his name. It's a good track and is right next to the motorway so is easy to get to. Directions are here
Michael Schumacher Strasse 5, 50170 Kerpen. Phone +49 2273 60190, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karting ON the Nurburgring
I don't know any more details about this, but it looks good!