The history of Nixdorf Computer AG

Electronics production, 1970
Electronics production, 1970

Nixdorf Computer AG (NCAG) - founded in 1952 - not only made its mark on Paderborn and the surrounding region, but also had a significant role to play in Germany’s post-war economic history. Heinz Nixdorf seized the opportunity to develop new markets in a new sector in what was a period of change for Germany’s computer industry.
 
In line with his user-oriented approach, Nixdorf provided tailored software and EDP training courses to accompany the hardware he manufactured. This "all-round service" gave the company a competitive edge and brought it huge success. By the end of the 1970s, Nixdorf was Germany’s market leader for mid-range EDP systems and rose to become Europe’s fourth largest computer company.

During the tour you will wear headphones and a transmitter. The museum guide will use a microphone to communicate with you. This ensures that you can hear clearly while you maintain the necessary distance of at least 1.5 metres.

General information

Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Languages: on request
Cost: Tues – Fri: € 35 plus admission charge
Sat/Sun: € 45 plus admission charge
Group size: max. 9 persons

Advance notification is required for all tours.

Please book four weeks beforehand, if possible.

Guided tours must be cancelled at least ten days before the booked date. Read more on our cancellation policy here.

Phone registration: +49-5251/306-660
E-mail: service(at)hnf.de

Safety and hygiene measures

The best option is for you to bring your own headphones with you. All you need is a standard model, for example the ones used for smartphones (3.5-mm jack plug). Those who do not have their own headphones can purchase a pair for €1 at the HNF.

You must sign a declaration of compliance with hygiene and conduct regulations. The ideal option is for you to print out the form at home and bring the signed version with you to the HNF. Please note: Each registered person has to fill out a form; in the case of minors, the form shall be signed by the legal guardian.

You can find the form here

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