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 Heinz 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

The Heinz Nixdorf Institut (HNI)


The Heinz Nixdorf Institut (HNI) is a research institute that focuses on computer science and its applications in engineering, natural sciences, and other fields. Established in 1989, HNI is named after Heinz Nixdorf, the founder of the computer company Nixdorf Computer AG. The institute conducts research in a wide range of areas, including software engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, and human-computer interaction.

HNI - Building
HNI Building - courtyard

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.
Note that this bus also stops very close to the Arosa Hotel (“Westerntor”), the Ibis Hotel (“Neuhäuser Tor”), and the Welcome Hotel (“Fürstenweg”).
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


VISA Invitation Letters

If you need an invitation letter for a VISA to attend ICALP 2023, please contact us via email as soon as possible.


Child care

For attendees requiring child care on-site at ICALP 2023, please contact Noelle Maicher-Hoff of the Equality Office of Paderborn University as soon as possible.


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
Paderborn Cathedral - ©karlo54 - adobestock 301811390.

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
Padersee - Within walking distance of the HNF - ©blende11_photo – stock.adobe.com_271967893

The City of Detmold


Detmold is a charming city located in the heart of the Teutoburg Forest in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This city is well known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful architecture, and stunning natural scenery.

One of the must-visit attractions in Detmold is the Strate Brewery, which has been producing high-quality beer since 1861. This family-owned brewery is located in the heart of the city and offers visitors a unique opportunity to taste some of the best beers in Germany while learning about the brewing process. Thursday's conference dinner will be held at the Strate Brewery!

Aside from the Strate Brewery, Detmold has many other attractions worth visiting, such as the beautiful Detmold Castle, which dates back to the 13th century and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Detmold City Central - ©c_sina_ettmer - adobestock-367551506
Strate Brewery Detmold - © Strate Brauere

... 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.

Freilichtmuseum Detmold is an open-air museum located in the outskirts of Detmold. The museum showcases the life and culture of the people in the region from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. The museum covers an area of over 90 hectares and features over 100 historic buildings that have been relocated from their original locations to the museum grounds.

The museum's exhibits include reconstructed farmhouses, barns, workshops, and other buildings, as well as gardens, fields, and livestock that reflect the agricultural practices of the region during different historical periods.

Adlerwarte Berlebeck is a bird sanctuary that specializes in breeding and conserving eagles, falcons, and other birds of prey. The sanctuary is home to over 70 birds from around the world, including golden eagles, peregrine falcons, and vultures. Visitors can watch the birds in their natural habitats and learn about their behaviors and habitats from knowledgeable guides. There are also daily flying demonstrations where visitors can see the birds in action.

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