General tours

Moore's law
Moore's law

Take an exciting trip through the 5,000-year history of information technology and get to know inventors, entrepreneurs, historical machines and the latest technological developments in the process.

Special tours

In addition to the general tour of the HNF, eight special tours explore particular aspects of the permanent exhibition:

From the PC to the digital world
Arithmetic – History of a cultural technique
Writing – History of a cultural technique
Inventors and entrepreneurs from the history of information technology
Women’s work in information technology
The history of Nixdorf Computer AG
Communication – from the ancient world to the present day
The world of codes and ciphers

Duration, price and group size are the same as for the general tour (with the exception of "The world of codes and ciphers").

General information

Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish
Cost: Tues – Fri: € 35 plus admission charge
Sat/Sun: € 45 plus admission charge
Group size: max. 25 persons

Advance notification is required for all tours.
Please book 14 days beforehand if possible. We regret that bookings for tours which are not cancelled at least two working days in advance of the booked date will be charged for in full.

Phone registration: +49-5251-306-660
E-mail: service(at)

Multimedia guide

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.