Touring the museum with your own smartphone

People who want to use their own smartphone to take a highlight tour through the museum can now do so.

Similar to the multimedia guide, there will be in-depth information, video clips, photos or audio impressions in German, English and French on 22 excellent objects and stations. This way, you can learn how an abacus works or watch a video about the early days of computers.

All you need to do is scan the large QR codes on the floor. Login information for the Wi-Fi network is available at the museum ticket booth. Wi-Fi is free.

Multimedia guide

The multimedia guide takes you to the museum highlights, in this case the ENIAC.
The multimedia guide takes you to the museum highlights, in this case the ENIAC.
The new guide contains texts, photos, audio clips and videos.
The milestone on the way to the first integrated circuit is also explained.
The new guide contains texts, photos, audio clips and videos.
The new guide contains texts, photos, audio clips and videos.
The milestone on the way to the first integrated circuit is also explained.
The milestone on the way to the first integrated circuit is also explained.

If you're planning to visit the HNF on your own or with your family, why not enjoy an informative and entertaining guided tour of the museum highlights? Then you should use HNF’s new multimedia guide, which will take you to 22 highlights in the permanent exhibition over a period of one to two hours.

The selected stations include the Leibniz machine, Enigma, first PC and Avatar Max. Texts, photos and videos on the device provide details of the exhibits, explain how they work and offer entertaining background information. The contents include an interview with Konrad Zuse on the Z11, as well as an advertisement for the "Frauengold" tonic set in a 1950s office.

As you'd expect for a computer museum, the device uses wireless LAN positioning technology to point visitors in the right direction via photos on its display, so no numbers need to be entered at the stations.

A German, English and French version of the multimedia guide can be hired from the HNF information desk at an security deposit (identity card, driving licence).

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