Stoppage time: 60 minutes – the football tour

The tour kicks off with table football. The ball is kicked to the first floor via game consoles, and Heinz Nixdorf scores the first goal. As an athlete and promoter of sports, Nixdorf passes the ball to computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, who uses his head to kick it to Gordon Moore, who then dribbles it up the computer development stairs.

The first home computers form the back line. They enabled the sport to beat a digital path into people’s living rooms. German football legend Franz Beckenbauer watches everything from the touchline and uses his mobile phone to demand a video assistant referee review in the Cologne basement.

The back four, consisting of robot sports, facial recognition, tracking and museum guide, provide insights that extend far beyond the touchline before the results of this game day are reported by the sports programme.

The referee calls an end to the match after 60 minutes, and the equipment manager lays out the intelligent uniforms for the next match.

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: € 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.

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

Safety and hygiene measures

Due to the Corona pandemic, some precautionary measures must be observed. The general visiting regulations apply.