From gold, paper to plastic – the history of money

A one-hour tour pertaining to the topic of money

There are many questions about the evolution of payment methods. Who invented money and what did it used to look like? What does a tally stick have to do with a German saying? What impact did the Romans have on money?

How it changed throughout the course of time from the Sumerians to present day, how you can use money on a counting table to calculate and how quickly a currency can become unstable – those are all topics that visitors can learn more about throughout our exciting journey through history. In addition, there will be a unique opportunity to examine a transparent cash machine.

During the tour you will wear headphones and a transmitter. The museum guide will use a microphone to communicate with you. This ensures that you can hear clearly while you maintain the necessary distance of at least 1.5 metres.

General information

Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Languages: on request
Cost: Tues – Fri: € 35 plus admission charge
Sat/Sun: € 45 plus admission charge
Group size: max. 9 persons

Advance notification is required for all tours.

Please book four weeks beforehand, if possible.

Guided tours must be cancelled at least ten days before the booked date. Read more on our cancellation policy here.

Phone registration: +49-5251/306-660
E-mail: service(at)hnf.de

Safety and hygiene measures

The best option is for you to bring your own headphones with you. All you need is a standard model, for example the ones used for smartphones (3.5-mm jack plug). Those who do not have their own headphones can purchase a pair for €1 at the HNF.

You must sign a declaration of compliance with hygiene and conduct regulations. The ideal option is for you to print out the form at home and bring the signed version with you to the HNF. Please note: Each registered person has to fill out a form; in the case of minors, the form shall be signed by the legal guardian.

You can find the form here

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