We are happy to inform that the first regular project in our Programme has completed all the planned activities.
Five beneficiaries: Association of Communes "Polish Gothic Castles" (lead beneficiary), Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Kaliningrad Region, Pomorskie Tourist Board, Warmia-Mazury Regional Tourism Organization and ANO “Museum of urban lifestyle” implemented the project “Project title: Tourism beyond the boundaries – tourism routes of the cross-border regions of Russia and North-East Poland”.
Thanks to the activities carried out under the project, a new version of the mobile guide “Trail of Gothic Castles” was created. It is one of the most dynamically developing tourist applications in Poland. It is not only a compendium of knowledge presenting unique tourist routes in northern Poland and the Kaliningrad Region, but it also includes field games on selected routes. When installed on a smartphone, the application enables the person using it access a full database which contains information on accommodation, restaurants, organized events (including concerts, workshops, battle reenactments, etc.), as well as descriptions of nearby tourist attractions. The application contains information on 114 selected, attractive sites and objects. It is available in four languages (Polish, English, Russian and German) and adapted to iOS/ Android, with the option of listening to the content of descriptions and audio description of photos attached to objects, thanks to which it can be used by visually impaired people. Castles in north-eastern Poland were also presented in publications prepared by the partners and on maps. Within the project, the routes have been marked with information boards ”Trail of castles and fortifications”. Partners also organized travel games and study visits for journalists and bloggers. A multimedia map of the Teutonic state in the 15th century was also created along with an educational game and an interactive map entitled “Trail of Gothic Castles”. The maps are available on the website: www.zamkigotyckie.org.pl