Bilster Berg Drive Resort, Bad Driburg (DE)
One of the world’s most modern automobile test tracks opened in the heart of Germany in 2013. The Bilster Berg Drive Resort spans 84 acres in Westphalia, a site formerly used by the British army as a munitions depot from 1973 to 1993. Entrepreneur and automobile lover Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff had the idea for its current use in 2004, when he crossed the area on a bicycle tour with its then-owner. With exemplary planning, in which some of the most renowned automobile sports experts participated, the former NATO site was transformed into a circuit and driving club. The facility provides the most ideal conditions for testing and presenting vehicles, for both the automotive industry and interested private parties. In addition to the 4.2-kilometer racetrack, a few new buildings have been built, forming a counterpoint to the monolithic character of the existing military structures, with their steel, glass and concrete facades. Only high-quality products were considered for the interior design. Says Managing Director Hans-Jürgen von Glasenapp: “USM was recommended to us. We saw an office that was perfectly furnished to our needs, and we were thrilled.” Cars are a passion. So is USM Furniture.