Green Hell Nürburgring by Hans Peter Seufert

The Leitz Park in Wetzlar presents a new outdoor highlight in the adjacent forest with the photo exhibition "Green Hell Nürburgring" by photographer Hans Peter Seufert. Embedded in the special ambience of the forest, a total of 75 black-and-white motifs from various races on the legendary racetrack in the Eifel from the 1950s to the 1970s are on display.

© auto motor und sport, Fotograf Hans Peter Seufert

Visitors can look forward to spectacular moments of racing history, fascinating racing cars and shots of an enthusiastic crowd at the race track, which can be viewed along the nature trail in the Leitz Park Forest as an outdoor gallery during a tour. The nature trail is open to the public free of charge - on weekdays and weekends - and with the new outdoor exhibition invites families, photography and nature lovers to experience fascinating photographs and local nature during a relaxed walk.

© auto motor und sport, Fotograf Hans Peter Seufert

The exhibition "Green Hell Nürburgring" was created in cooperation with AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the magazine, for which Hans Peter Seufert worked as a photographer for many years.

© auto motor und sport, Fotograf Hans Peter Seufert

Hans Peter Seufert was born into the world of photography: As the son of a photographer, his professional training as a photographer seemed to be a foregone conclusion as soon as he was born in 1934. The Black Forest native owes his eventual move to the racetrack to the proximity of his birthplace, Freiburg, to the legendary Schauinsland hillclimb circuit. The Nürburgring was his greatest passion, he knew all the secret paths around the track. Seufert's first major event was the 1000-kilometre race in 1957. Soon he was regarded as the best action photographer and until 1977 the seasonal business of motor racing dominated his life from March to October each year.

© auto motor und sport, Fotograf Hans Peter Seufert

"I photographed too much to say which was my best picture" says Seufert. In the course of his time as a photographer for AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT, he created some icons: For example, the start of the 1967 German Grand Prix with Graham Hill spinning, or Jochen Rindt in the Cooper Maserati, immersed in fountains of spray illuminated by the Eifel sun.

© auto motor und sport, Fotograf Hans Peter Seufert

Leitz Park Wetzlar
Am Leitz-Park
35578 Wetzlar

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