The construction was stopped during the World War I.
The Automobil-Verkehrs- und Übungsstraße (The Automobile traffic and training road) is a public road, situated in Berlin, Germany. It is better known as the AVUS. The construction of the track was started by the Kaiserlicher Automobilclub (KAC) association in the year 1907. The idea was to devise a fee-financed track which could be used for motor-sports and motor-testing. The construction stopped due to a shortage of finance and was resumed in 1913. Businessman and politician Hugo Stinnes financed the construction work. Today, the AVUS constitutes the northern part of the Bundesautobahn 115. It stands as the oldest controlled-access highway in all Europe. After 1921, the AVUS was opened to the public at ten Marks (German currency).
On 1st July 1951, a race was held in the circuit for Formula Two and Formula Three cars. It was the first AVUS race after the World War I.
It also hosted a non-championship Formula One race on 19th September 1954.
The AVUS hosted it’s one and only world championship Formula One race with the 1959 German Grand Prix. It was held here on 2nd August 1959.
The first post-war International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) was held in the AVUS on 24th September 1921. It was the inaugural event of the circuit.
The AVUS hosted the first international German Grand Prix for cars on 11th July 1926.
The track has hosted some major events of the 1936 Summer Olympics such as cycling road race, the marathon and 50 km walk athletics.