Everyone knows what one of today's Formula 1 racing cars looks like. But what about showing the kids some of the extraordinary vehicles the drivers used to race in times gone by? On an exhibition area of 2,200 square metres, the motor sports museum has over 300 exhibits from all the eras of motor racing. Historical racing cars and motorbikes are shown together with some of the latest formula cars, racing bikes and touring cars.

The largest collection of racing motorbikes in Europe


The museum opend its gates in 1986. Meanwhile it presents the largest collection of racing motorbikes in Europe.

There is also a great selection of fascinating racing cars on display: Zakspeed, ATS, Minardi, Benetton und Williams from Formula 1. Futhermore, cars of the ABT AUDI DTM Teams and Formel 3 cars of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. Another highlight is certainly the Top Fuel Dragster as well as many cars of constantly changing exhibitions.

There are also occasional special shows, during the Formula 1 race, for example. Movie fans and motor racing enthusiasts will love the museum cinema, where they can see a film of the exciting development of the Hockenheimring from 1932 to today.


The Motor-Sport-Museum is situated between the south stand and the A6 motorway right next to the racetrack. For directions on how to get there, click here.

Opening hours

The Motor-Sport-Museum is open daily (April - October), also on Sundays and bank holidays. The opening times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and, when there are big events at the circuit, somewhat longer. From 5th November, the Motor Sport Museum is only open Friday to Sunday at the usual opening hours 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. In December, the museum will closed.

Entrance charges

  • Adults: € 6,00
  • Juveniles, schoolchildren, students: € 3,00
  • Group discount (from 10 persons): € 1,00 discount per person
  • Discount for big events (on presentation of a valid entry ticket for the race): € 1,00 per person

Guided tours

Daily at 11 a. m. you can attend a guided tour that is leading you to the biggest attractions of the Hockenheimring (except during big events). For more information please click here.

Contact details

Telefon: 06205 / 950 171