ⓘ Hockenheim

                                     

ⓘ Hockenheim

Hockenheim, German is a town in northwest Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, about 20 km south of Mannheim and 10 km west of Walldorf. It is located in the Upper Rhine valley on the tourist theme routes "Baden Asparagus Route" and Bertha Benz Memorial Route. The town is widely known for its Hockenheimring, a motor racing course, which has hosted over 30 Formula One German Grand Prix races since 1970.

Hockenheim is one of the six largest towns in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis district; since 1999, the number of inhabitants exceeded the 20.000 threshold, thus the city received the status of the regional center the Town of Grose Kreisstadt in 2001. It is twinned with the French town of Commercy, the German town of Hohenstein-Ernstthal in Saxony and the American town of Mooresville, North Carolina.