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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.

No proof is required for persons under 18 years of age.

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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Am Sonntag, dem 2. Oktober, findet im HNF wieder das Retro Computer Festival statt. Deshalb befassen wir uns heute mit der Firma Ariolasoft, deren Produkte einst viele User erfreuten. Sie startete 1982 oder 1983 als Teil eines Münchner Plattenlabels. Ab 1986 saß sie in Gütersloh; sie war der wohl größte deutsche Distributor von digitalen Spielen....

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