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Vintage Computing Festival Berlin (VCFB)

VCFB 2024 will take place on October 19th and 20th at a new location, the Wilhelminenhof campus of the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW Berlin). More information will be announced shortly.

October 14th and 15th, 2023

The Vintage Computing Festival Berlin (VCFB) is an event about historic computers and computing technology. In exhibitions, presentations and workshops, participants from all over Germany and beyond present many different aspects of Vintage Computing. In addition to retro computers, also historical operating systems, programming languages, network technology as well as pocket and mechanic calculators will be shown. Most of the exhibited devices are in working condition. Established in 2014, the VCFB has steadily grown and has attracted nearly 3000 visitors in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, the VCFB took place as an online and hybrid event respectively.

The VCFB will take place in the Pergamon Palais of the HU Berlin in the heart of Berlin. Buildup begins on Friday, October 13th, and the event is open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th.

Admission is free!

Opening hours

Friday, October 13th16:00 - 20:00Exhibition build-up
Saturday, October 14th10:00 - 20:00Exhibitions
10:15 - 20:00Presentations and workshops (Stream)
20:30 - 23:00Musical educational event
Sunday, October 15th10:00 - 17:30Exhibitions
10:15 - 17:30Presentations and workshops (Stream)


In addition to dozens of exhibitions, presentations and workshops, the programme has even more to offer:

The presentations will be streamed and published on media.ccc.de later on.


If you want to participate in the VCFB as an exhibitor or presenter you will find all information needed on this page.

If you want to help with preparations or running the event as a volunteer, send an email to info@vcfb.de and subscribe to our volunteer mailing list.


Pergamon-Palais of the HU Berlin, Georgenstraße 47, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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The venue is located near Friedrichstraße in the heart of Berlin. In the direct neighborhood you will find restaurants, some of which may have cheap offers. It is not possible to sleep at the venue. For navigating within the building there is a floor plan.

Getting there

By public transport: Take the S- or U-Bahn to Friedrichstraße, then walk five minutes or take the M1 or Tram 12 to Georgenstraße/Am Kupfergraben.

By car: We recommend to use the A 100 highway up to the junction Beusselstraße, then after 2 kilometers turn right into Müllerstraße, following signs towards "Mitte". Continue along this road until you pass the train station Friedrichstraße, then turn left into Dorotheenstraße. At the end of the road, turn left and left again into Georgenstraße, reaching your destination.

A parking garage is available in Dorotheenstraße 30 (maximum height 1.90 meters). Exhibitors can stop in front of the venue for loading and unloading only.


Mail: info@vcfb.de
IRC: libera/#vc-de (Webchat)
Mastodon: @vcfberlin@chaos.social
Twitter: @vcfberlin

Page last modified on 2024-07-04