Venue Site - Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF)


ICALP 2023 will take place at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) and the adjacent Heinz Nixdorf Institute (HNI) in Paderborn, Germany. The MuseumsForum is located at: Fürstenallee 7, 33102 Paderborn, Germany. Note: Paderborn is also home to the Diebold Nixdorf software company – do not confuse this with the Heinx Nixdorf MuseumsForum in your GPS.

Home also to ICALP 1996, the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum hosts both the world's largest computer museum, as well as modern conference facilities. The museum's 6,000 square metre exhibition space follows 5,000 years of information technology history, from early writing to calculating machines to modern computer technology. Special exhibitions and series of lectures complement the main exhibition. The adjacent Heinz Nixdorf Institute, founded in 1989 from the estate of Heinz Nixdorf, together with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and Paderborn University, is a world-class interdisciplinary research centre studying application-oriented areas of computer science and engineering, with ties to the humanities and social sciences

(c) HNF - The HNF Building
HNF Building - ©HNF
HNF Conference Hall - ©HNF

City of Paderborn


Paderborn is a walkable, green city with a rich history of over 1,200 years, contraposed by its strong tradition in computer science research and tech company development. Founded in 795 by Charlemagne, its famous inhabitants include Friedrich Sertürner, who discovered morphine in 1804, Karl Weierstraß, who attended its grammar school Theodoranium (one of the 10 oldest schools in the world, and which still stands today in the city center), and most recently, Heinz Nixdorf, namesake of the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum and founder of Nixdorf Computer AG. The city center is home to centuries-old sights, including the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral with its 92m tower, dating originally from the 8th century, and the city's town hall from 1620 in the Weser Renaissance style. Nearby lies the namesake of the city, approximately 200 springs from which the Pader river takes shape, nestled in the picturesque “Paderquellgebiet” park.

City Hall - ©Kara – stock.adobe.comD_513528554
grammar school Theodoranium - ©Kara – stock.adobe.com_51352830

Near the conference venue ...


Roughly 30 mins walk from the conference center lies Schloß Neuhaus, the former residence of the Paderborn prince bishops. This moated palace with its lovely Baroque Garden is well worth visiting, and is pictured in the Modern Computer Algebra textbook of von zur Gathen and Gerhard. For those seeking green space in nature, the "Fischteichen" is 15 minutes by foot from the conference, featuring kilometers of shaded walking paths, ponds, and a tree climbing park.

Schloß Neuhaus - ©mojolo – stock.adobe.com_121879138

... and further out

Further out, via bus one can visit the nearby Teutoburg Forest, the site of one of the most influential events in European history – the halt of the Roman empire's expansion over Germania, due to their defeat in 9 AD at Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Today, the Forest is the site of stunning rock formations known as the Externsteine, as well as the largest statue in Germany, the Hermann Monument. For the serious hiker, this is also the site through which the Europe-wide E1 Long Distance Trail crosses, spanning through 7 countries from Norway to Italy.

Externsteine - ©mojolo – stock.adobe.com122565835

Venue Travel Information

Conference Address

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Fürstenallee 7
33102 Paderborn

The above address should be recognized by your navigation system, which will lead you directly in front of the conference venue.

View HNF location on OpenStreetMap

By Air

The most convenient connection is to take a flight directly to Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport (IATA code: PAD). The airport provides multiple connections per day to Munich and further to the US and to Asia. Alternatively, you may choose Düsseldorf (IATA code: DUS) or Hannover (IATA code: HAJ) as your final destination. Both airports provide direct train connections to Paderborn directly from the terminal building.

From Paderborn/Lippstadt airport take a taxi (total journey time 25 minutes, approx. 35 Euro) or take bus No. S60 or 460 bus towards Paderborn main railway station (Hauptbahnhof).

By Train

Paderborn is well connected to the German train network and has multiple connections per day to all major German cities. The website of Deutsche Bahn provides a convenient search widget for train connections.

By Car

From A33, take exit Paderborn-Zentrum direction "Zentrum" and follow the signs to "MuseumsForum".

From main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) to Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

The bus line 11 runs from Paderborn main railway station to the Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum. Leave the bus at stop "MuseumsForum" directly in front of the venue site. For more details about bus schedules in Paderborn, please visit the website of Pader Sprinter.
If you prefer to use a Taxi, the Taxi lane is in front of the railway Station

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