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 and can be used by visitors. Established in 2014, the VCFB has steadily grown and has attracted well over 2500 visitors in 2018.
The VCFB is located in the historic Ladestraße area of the German Museum of Technology Berlin (accessible from Möckernstr. 26). Buildup begins on Friday, October 11th, and the event is open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th.
Admission is free! Visitors of the VCFB will also get free entry to the Network exhibition of the German Museum of Technology located in the same building.
|Friday, October 11th||14:00 - 20:00||Build-up for exhibitors|
|Saturday, October 12th||10:00 - 20:00||Exhibitions|
|10:00 - 20:00||Presentations and workshops (Stream)|
|21:00 - 24:00||Chiptune party|
|Sunday, October 13th||10:00 - 17:30||Exhibitions|
|10:00 - 17:30||Presentations and workshops (Stream)|
In addition to dozens of exhibitions, presentations and workshops, the programme has even more to offer:
The programme is available for download here (German). 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 build-up, running the event, or tear-down as a volunteer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and subscribe to our volunteer mailing list.
Historic Ladestraße area, Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology), accessible from Möckernstr. 26, 10963 Berlin, Germany
The venue is located nearby U Gleisdreieck in central Berlin. There is a restaurant in the same building and other restaurants are reachable by foot in a couple of minutes. You can not stay overnight in the exhibition halls. See the floor plan for navigation through the venue.
Accessibility: The event is wheelchair accessible via a wheelchair ramp at the entrance. Accessible toilets are available. Further information in German is available on the museum website.
By public transport: Take the U-Bahn to U Möckernbrücke (U1, U7) or U Gleisdreieck (U1, U2) or take the S-Bahn to S Anhalter Bahnhof (S1, S2, S25).
By car: Take urban motorway A 100 to exit Tempelhofer Damm, then drive for 3,6 kilometers on B 96 towards Zentrum. Turn left into Möckernstraße. After 100 meters, the entrance to the venue is on the right (Möckernstraße 26).
Visitor parking is available next to the museum. More parking space (for a fee) can be found in the Gleisdreieck car park. Exhibitors can stop in front of the venue for loading and unloading.