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Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Fürstenallee 7, 33102 Paderborn

Tu – Fr: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sa – So:  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closed Monday

Guided tour

Travel information

HNF open

The visit is possible without registration.

When visiting the HNF, the 2G rule (vaccinated or recovered) applies to persons aged 18 and over.

For 12-17 year olds, the 3G rule applies: vaccinated, recovered or tested (negative rapid test of an officially recognised test centre, which is not older than 24 hours)

No proof is required for children under 12 years of age.

Please remember to bring an identity document!

Details and further information can be found in our protection and hygiene instructions!

  • Before we get to heaven, there´s life on earth, and it is here that we must build a socially just society.
    Heinz Nixdorf, 1986
  • There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
    Ken Olson, 1977
  • The Internet? Is that thing still around?
    Homer Simpson
  • Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
    Steve Wozniak
  • Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
    Popular Mechanics, 1949
  • Spam will be a thing of the past in two years’ time.
    Bill Gates, 2004

Take a trip through 5,000 years of history and get to know inventors, entrepreneurs, historical machines and the latest technological developments in the process.

Our Instagram channel contains our most beautiful snapshots and all the latest news about the HNF.

A trip to the HNF turns a birthday party with friends into a real highlight.

As part of the national designation “Travel for Everyone”, the HNF has been certified and now bears the distinction “accessibility certified”.


The multimedia guide can be borrowed free of charge from the museum shop.


54 fascinating photos provide an overview of the main objects in the museum, from the clay tablet to the robot.


Get an extremely realistic virtual impression of the HNF with the 360-degree panoramas!


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1967 erfand Jack Kilby bei Texas Instruments den Taschenrechner. 1972 brachte die Firma das Serienmodell TI-2500 heraus. Im gleichen Jahr erschien der erste wissenschaftliche Taschenrechner, der HP-35 von Hewlett-Packard; 1974 kam der programmierbare HP-65. Texas Instruments reagierte darauf mit ähnlichen Geräten. Die Modelle SR-52 und TI-59 nutzten die von Hewlett-Packard bekannten Magnetkärtchen zur Programmspeicherung. Die...

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