Corner names in German/English and their meaning.
Antoniusbuche / Antonius' Beech
Named after a large beech tree which used to stand there.
Tiergarten / Animal Garden
A place where animals were buried.
Hohenrain / Elevated field-boundary
A 'rain' is the boundary between two fields, and 'hohen' means that the
boundary is raised.
Schikane / Chicane
The chicane was added to the circuit in 1967 to reduce the speed of the
cars at they approched the Pits.
This is named after the stadium stand at the bend.
Hatzenbach / Hatzen Brook
A small brook running just to the left of the track.
Hocheichen / Great oaks,
large oak trees had to be cut down here to build this section of the track
Quiddelbacher Höhe / Quiddlebach Height
The highest point of the village of Quiddelbach
Flugplatz / Flight place
Small planes used to be launched from this hill,
Schwedenkreuz Swedish Cross
A stone cross erected in 1638, as memorial to Hans Friedrich Datenberg,
mayor of Kelberg and tax-collector for Adenau, killed by deserters from the
Aremberg / Arem Mountain
Named after the nearby volcanic hill of the same name.
Fuchsröhre / Foxhole
A fox ran into a drainpipe during the construction of this section,
so the workers named the section after it.
Adenauer Forst / Adenau Forest
The Forest near the town of Adenau .
Metzgesfeld / Metzges field
Where the track crosses a field which has the name Metzesfeld.
Kallenhard / Kallen Forest
Speaks for itself really
Wehrseifen / Defense valley
The valley originally marked the boundary between the towns
of Adenau and Breidscheid
Breidscheid / A wide forest clearing
Breidscheid is the lowest point on the circuit.
Ex-Mühle / Water Mill
Named after the water mill which still stands here behind
the ARAL petrol station.
Lauda-Linksknick / Lauda Left-kink
Unofficial name for the left-hander between Ex-Mühle and Berkwerk
where Niki Lauda had the firy crash that ended Formula 1
racing at the Nordschleife.
Bergwerk / Mine works
Named after the lead and silver mine that was here until around 1900
Kesselchen / Little Valley
Another name that speaks for its self
Mutkurve / Courage Curve.
You will understand the name as you get quicker around this corner!!
Klostertal / Convent Valley
There used to be a convent ('kloster') here in the 14th Century, nestled
in the valley ('tal')
Karussell / Carousel
270-degree banked curve. The banking was only there for drainage,
with the bend going around the top. Caracciola was the first driver to
use it as a means of carrying more speed through the bend, which is why
it is now officially known as the Caracciola-Karussell
Hohe Acht / High Lookout
There is a nearby mountain of the same name, the highest point
in the Eifel at 746.9m,
Hedwigshöhe / Hedwig's Height
A well-hidden sign on the right at the start of Wipperman.
Dr Otto Creutz, 'father' of the Ring, named the bend after his wife, Hedwig.
Wippermann / Seesaw Man
This section used to be very bumpy before it was smoothed out.
Eschbach Ash / Brook
Another bend named after a nearby brook.
Brünnchen / Little Well
There is a bridge over a brook which used to supply the water for
the village of Herschbroich
Eiskurve / Ice Curve
This bend is overshadowed for most of the day so tends to be the
first bend to get ice and the last bend to dry after rain
Pflanzgarten 2 / Plant Garden
Named after a plant nursery patronised by the counts of Nurburg.
Schwalbenschwanz / Swallow Tail
The builders of the track thought the bend was in the shape of a swallow's tail
Kleines Karussell / Little Karussell
A slightly banked bend, also with concrete blocks, a baby version of Karussell
Galgenkopf / Gallow Hill
The site of a gallows where public executions used to take place
Döttinger Höhe / Döttingen High
The high point near the village of Döttinger
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