Inventors and entrepreneurs from the history of information technology

Against the backdrop of a cultural and historical series of images, the "Hall of Fame" presents 15 men whose commitment and inventiveness, business flair and endurance shaped information technology from its infancy right up to the development of the computer, and ultimately led to it pervading all areas of our society. They are shown in chronological order.
The display spans four hundred years, from the invention of the first calculating machine in 1623 up to the development and establishment of the computer in the 20th century. It becomes clear that many of the ideas which ultimately led to today’s information society originated way back in history.

General information

Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Languages: on request
Cost: € 45 plus admission charge
Group size: max. 25 persons

Advance notification is required for all tours.

Please book at least four weeks in advance.

For the rest, we refer to the GTC of the HNF.

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