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Hockenheim is a town of 22,000 people (2021) in Northern Baden-Württemberg. It lies on the Bertha Benz Memorial Route.


The town is most well known for the nearby Hockenheimring motor racing circuit.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • 1 Hockenheim station. Served by regional trains. This 1980s construction replaced the 19th-century station when the Neubaustrecke was built. Hockenheim station (Q800924) on Wikidata Hockenheim station on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

Autobahn A6 passes just out of town.

Get around[edit]

Map of Hockenheim

You'll probably get around on foot. There are buses but they aren't frequent, have few stops in the town and only serve the main street.


  • 1 Hockenheimring. Motor racing course and motor sport museum Hockenheimring (Q152408) on Wikidata Hockenheimring on Wikipedia
  • 2 Gartenschaupark. It was created in 1991 to host the State Horticultural Show. With an area of 16 ha, it is Hockenheim's largest park.
  • 3 Hockenheim's water tower (Hockenheim). The town's landmark was constructed in 1910 in the Art Nouveau style.
  • 4 the Protestant town church. A 1906 Neo-baroque building by architect Hermann Behaghel. Evangelische Kirche Hockenheim (Q1380762) on Wikidata
  • 5 Catholic Church. Built in 1910 in Art Nouveau style with a high tower, by Johannes Schroth. St. Georg (Q1715565) on Wikidata




There are plenty of local restaurants and shops here ranging from traditional German food to Italian food. There are also döner kebab stores and some fast food chains.



  • 1 Johanneshof, Seewaldsiedlung 5, +49 6205 5621. About 5 km east of Speyer, a funky combination of market garden business, pub and luxury guest house; superb hospitality and great value. €90-130.


Go next[edit]

The neighbouring village of Reilingen is right around the corner and is regionally famous for its asparagus.

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