On the second day, I decided to visit Schloss Neuhaus (Schloß Neuhaus, ß represents ss in
Germany...now I knew...) as I already finished walking through the whole . Paderborn Town
Schloß Neuhaus was the resident of
’s Prince Bishop. There were a beautiful garden in front of the castle as well. From the photo on the tourist guide, it seems to be very nice, thus, I decided this shall be my destination of the day. Paderborn
I used Google Map to search the distance and direction from my hotel (marked ARROW, the
yesterday was just the little white border, marked ZENTRUM, if you are wondering...). It was located at the Paderborn Town from the hotel (marked CIRCLE). It were about 4.5km away and 54 minutes walk (or 11 minutes drive). I was thinking of taking a bus but the guide to take a bus was not easily found. I would not want to waste my time in the hotel room finding bus. With my experience of reading map for the past few days, I confident that I can find my way (worse come to worse if loss or too tired, just take a cab...). North West
|Outline Map of Paderborn to HNF and Schloß Neuhaus|
I wrote down the direction instructions from Google Map and identified it on my tourist guide map (since I do not have a printer), then my exploration started. I noticed there is a HNF museum along the way (marked STAR). I spontaneously decided to visit it along the way (after found out it is the world largest computer museum). I started my journey around 10:30am.
|Walking Path along with Cycling Path|
After walking for about half an hour (with some miss turn and own shortcut, I have a good sense of direction...), I managed to find HNF (
). Luckily that today weather was not too chilling. Along the path, a lot of fallen leafs as it was autumn. The pedestrian walk way similar to SG was equipped with side-by-side path for cyclist. Heinz Nixdorf Museum
|HNF Museum Front View|
The admission fee is 7 EUR, I got a discount for only 4 EUR (Bag storage in locker with a deposit of 2 EUR). The HNF museum has total 2 stories of permanent exhibition hall with more than 6,000 exhibits . The exhibition hall was organized in the circle shape with the escalator in the middle. The 18,000 square meters of exhibition area is also capable of organizing forum and conference for schools and colleges.
In first story, you shall start clockwise from gallery of “Numbers, Symbols and Signals” to “Mechanization of the Information Technology” to the “Invention of the Computer”. In the middle of the inner circle, there was a “Hall of Fame” section of all the biography and their inventions in chronological order. Most of the displayed descriptions were in German, with limited English multimedia touch screen computer.
a) "Numbers, Symbols and Signals"
b) Type Writers
c) Cashier Machines
d) Automated Piano
e) Calculating Machines
f) First Google Map
g) Bookeeping Machines
h) Moss Code Centre, Antique PABX, Telephone Network system and Telephones
(....to be continued )