The farmers of rural Hockenheim are infamous for complaining that the traffic at Grand Prix time gets in the way of their harvests, but that will not stop you from enjoying the area’s beautiful countryside. The town itself boasts a unique tobacco museum, while the collection at the Hockenheimring motorsport museum includes various Grand Prix machines. For those who do not want to travel far from the circuit, Heidelberg and the River Rhine area provide both culture and natural beauty. Local places of interest include an aviation museum in Speyer and, of course, the River Rhine, which flows nearby. The nearest city of any size is Heidelberg, which boasts beautiful architecture and good restaurants. If you are after a more vibrant nightlife, you can travel to Frankfurt or Stuttgart.