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!

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed Monday

High days and holidays

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

We are open from 10 am to 6 pm on all other public holidays and look forward to welcoming you to the HNF!

Admission charges


Groups of 10 or more:

Adults 8,00 € 5,00 €
Reduced price* 5,00 € 3,00 €
Family ticket 16,00 €  
Guided tour 45,00 €   

Return ticket: All admission tickets (except for group tickets) authorise the holder to visit the permanet exhibition a second time within twelve months of the original visit.

*Reduced prices for Children and adolescents up to 18, schoolchildren, students, trainees, young people on military or civilian national service, disabled persons, senior citizens (60+), recipients of income support.

Children under 14 are only admitted to HNF if accompanied by an adult.

Entrance is free for general and vocational schools, colleges and universities, and for groups of young people on national service, both military and civilian, providing the visit has been notified in advance (service(at)

Exploration and discovery

Take a tour through the 5,000-year history, present and future of information technology in the company of an expert.


There is a baby changing room in the basement of the HNF. If required, a buggy can be borrowed at no extra cost.

Free Wi-Fi

You have free access to our Wi-Fi everywhere at the HNF.

Photography and filming

The creation of photographs or film/video recordings is permitted in the museum for private use only and without tripods or professional flash.

Overnight stays

25 hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfasts are available in Paderborn in categories from “basic” to “first class”.



Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Fürstenallee 7
D-33102 Paderborn

GPS coordinates:
N 51° 43' 54", E 8° 44' 09"

Public transport

You can get to Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) directly by public transport with the No. 11 bus, which stops there every thirty minutes. The bus stop is called MuseumsForum. This bus also stops at the main railway station, so there is a direct connection to the railway network.

Bus timetables

Charging stations for e-cars

There is a charging station for electric cars in the HNF car park. An EU standard type 2 plug is required for charging. The car can be charged with an EC card or via the traction current provider. The pillar has two charging points so that two cars can be charged at the same time.

E-bike charging station

Near the cloakrooms are four charging stations where users of e-bikes can recharge their bicycle batteries while they visit the museum. You must bring a charging device, but the power supply is free.

Motorhome parking

There are three parking spaces for motorhomes in front of the HNF. It is not possible to reserve them.


Please address any general queries about guided tours, events and workshops to:

Fon +49 (0) 5251 306-600


Guided tour

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