HockenheimRing Motor Sport Museum

Heidelberg Region

At the HockenheimRing race track, the Motor Sport Museum has a fantastic collection of historic motorcycles, some a century old, and a fine ensemble of historic race cars. Upstairs, check out the reconstruction of the world’s first motorcycle, built of wood by Maybach and Daimler in 1885.

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