#Poland – Top 13 Tourist Apps
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In the 21st century, technology has become a natural part of everyone's day-to-day existence. A phone is no longer just a phone, now it is the headquarters of one's life. A major reason for this is an entire market of interactive applications. All of them have one thing in common – they solve problems that one was not even aware of. Culture.pl presents the top apps that help you discover Poland.
There are four great applications that have improved or changed human life in the past 10 years: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Each of them has a wide range of information that can make travelling more exciting, easier or even cheaper. Nevertheless, there are also other, not so well-known apps that can be very helpful, particular while travelling in Poland.
The basic questions for every traveller are: where to go? And how to get there?
The first can be easily answered by GOING. The application shows what is currently happening near your location. Besides getting to know about many cultural or social events, you can also buy tickets online (avoiding queues), spread the news to your friends or comment on events.
GOING in App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
When you know where to go, the means of transport is the next thing to consider. An absolutely crucial application while talking about getting to any place in any Polish city is JAK DOJADĘ (which translates from Polish as "how do I get to"). The app shows the easiest way to get from point A to B using public transport. You can also choose how much of a hurry you're in or schedule your way in advance, and the app will even tell you which tickets you'll need to buy.
JAK DOJADĘ in App Store and Google Play.
If you are a more eco-friendly kind of person, BIKERADAR is something that will make your life so much easier: find the closest bike rental point or bike paths, or even discover paths that others have taken before. A perfect way to enjoy the fresh Polish air in your lungs.
BIKERADAR in App Store.
Another huge point in each trip is food. Nothing could better show the spirit and culture of a country than the way of preparing, serving and sharing a meal.
Zomato is an application with over a million followers. Its Polish version was recently launched with an extensive variety of Polish restaurants and bars to help you avoid hunger and thirst, and feel Warsaw's true climate.
Zomato in Google Play.
While talking about discovering Polish cities, TcTrips might be very useful. This is also an international app, but, thankfully, Zomato has a Polish version too. For now, TcTrips covers only Krakow and Warsaw but the information contained is clear and well presented. The main reason why TcTrips wins out of all the other international apps is that each tour is made by a resident of the city. That means that you are no longer one of the group of tourists being led to the same old castle – you are discovering the city through the eyes of a local.
TcTrips in App Store.
This is most certainly not the end of our list. Poland can be proud of its own home-grown tourist apps that will blow your mind.
Discovering a Warsaw you never would
Miejska Ścieżka / City paths – offers a range of mini city tours, each with special theme. You can choose from 9 paths, among them: Zoliborz in Love, Criminal Warsaw and Warsaw in 60th. There's something for everyone here. The tours are just one hour long and much more fun, intelligent and unusual that the typical tours around the Old Town or city centre. The app also works offline, if you download the appropriate mp3 files.
Warsaw Chopin Guide shows the capital of Poland from Frederik's point of view. All important places are shown on an interactive map, so it is easy to find yourself during sightseeing. It encompasses wide description of Chopin Museum and information about life of Frederic Chopin.
Warsaw Chopin Guide in App Store and Google Play.
Have you ever heard about Polish neon lights? You're certainly familiar with neons at least, because of American movies, but Poland is like their motherland. A few years ago, a museum dedicated to neons was opened. What it lacks in size it makes up for in splendour – it is absolutely astonishing and has its own app NEON MUZEUM. What is more, it is located in the Praga district – where not many tourists venture. What they have created is an amazing app that turns you into a detective in search of all of capital’s neons. Head towards the light!
Neony Muzeum in App Store.
If you happen to find yourself in Kraków – the city of Kings, as we Poles used to say, downloading myKRK is the first thing to do. MyKRK is like the real Kraków in a nutshell. You can find the basics of staying in the city, like a detailed map, a list of events, and practical information on where to eat or sleep, as well as info on where to park your car or rent a bike. The app also works offline.
MyKRK in Google Play.
The top must-do in Kraków is to listen to the city's bugle call. Thanks to this app, even if you miss the real-life call, you will be still able to hear it. All it takes to play it is to blow into the microphone of your phone.
Play The Bugle Call in App Store and Google Play.
Near to the sea
Gdańsk is a part of the Tricity, which consists of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. Besides being a part of the huge maritime agglomeration, the city of Gdansk also has a complicated history – in the 19th century, it was a so-called "free city", and even nowadays being Gdańszczanin (an inhabitant of Gdańsk) is not quite the same as being a Pole. Gdańsk4U shows the tourist highlights but also reveals unknown facts and places.
Gdańsk4U in App Store and Google Play.
Wroclaw on your phone
The Wroclaw Offline Guide is a simple app for tourists, containing the essential information for a trip to the city – a map, descriptions of the most important monuments, a dictionary of the most important phrases, and lists of local specialities, emergency numbers and hotels and restaurants
Wroclaw Offline Guide in Google Play.
Wroclaw Zoo is probably one of the most fun apps for tourists. You can choose from 4 tours, which you can modify according to your zoo favourites. The app will also let you know the dinner time of each of the animals, and show the quickest way to get to a particular enclosure, toilet, restaurant or vending machine.
WroclawZOO in Google Play.
Download and discover! Or ...
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