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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

Closed for maintenance from 8 to 15 August 2022!

Guided tour

Travel information

  • 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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Computer in Indien

09.08.2022
Vor 75 Jahren, am 15. August 1947, entstanden aus einer britischen Kolonie die Staaten Indien und Pakistan. Deshalb befassen wir uns heute mit den Anfängen der Informatik auf dem indischen Subkontinent. Der erste Digitalcomputer ging 1955 in Kolkata in Betrieb; er wurde aus England eingeführt. Fünf Jahre später lief in Mumbai ein Elektronenrechner eigener Produktion....

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