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Take a tour of Germany's Nürburgring

If you have the stomach for an auto thrill, take a lap around Germany's famed Nürburgring in a hot BMW "Ring Taxi," for €175. Or better yet, rent a car and drive yourself. The ring is open to the public several weekends each year, including November 5-6, 19-20, and 26-27 this year.

Pricing is flexible, depending on your appetite:

Single lap €15
5-lap one-day ticket €60
6-lap ticket €81
12-lap ticket €153
Jahreskarte: full year, unlimited use €750

Most amateurs take 15 to 25 laps in a weekend, but the most serious drivers manage to complete up to 40 if they go nonstop for two days.