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Address: Furstenallee 7, 33102 Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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The history of computing

the history of computing in the largest museum for computing in the world. lovely place, lots of historic computers and computing machinery. The general exhibition as well as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Paderborn, Germany
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Paderborn, Germany
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

the history of computing in the largest museum for computing in the world. lovely place, lots of historic computers and computing machinery. The general exhibition as well as the special exhibitions are definitely recommendable.

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Paderborn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always interesting shows there! If you can, don't miss one you can reach. You may have not seen the way computers did in time. Be sure, it's fine.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Excellent space and collection of gadgets but unless fluent in German a waste of time! What a pity as it could be great for tourists otherwise. A few English signs but not enough to make a visit worth while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Its an very good museum & one of best i have seen dedicated to the development of computation technology, not just in the modern form as desktop, laptops & cellphone devices that we know of, but throughout ancient & modern human history. That being said, at some time if you are not a german speaker or reader it will get... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon at this museum - we don't really read German but between the English signage available and working stuff out we found it interesting to get around know what we were looking at. Our nearly 10 year old loved it. I wrote a blog post about our visit, if you are interested: http://www.nobeatenpath.net/2014/04/24/heinz-nixdorf-museumsforum/

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

At time of visiting, entrance fee was €7, and a guided tour was €45 on top of that. You would think that it would be busy on a weekend, but I must have seen a dozen people the whole time I was there, so even if I had wanted to fork out that much for a tour, I don't know... More 

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Groningen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

At the last day of my short trip here I visited the Nixdorf Museum Forum - the world's largest museum on computers and information-communication. It really starts with the clay tablets from Mesopotamia via the Chappe optical telegraph, the Morse system, rooms full of old and newer computers and a complete model of a 1980's style computation control room. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Everything from Abacus to calculators, evolution of mobile phones, typewriters, telephone exchange tech and of course computers. Been once with school and again with the Missus cos she wanted to see the Retro Tech

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Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

From 5000-year-old writing tablets, historical typing machines and computers, to the first PCs and the latest software developments - this and much more is on display at the Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum in Paderborn. Additionally, especially children will have a lot of fun with the latest games and some specially designed 'features'.

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