Bicycle tours with GPS

DigiKultur, together with its partners Ökomarkt e.V. Hamburg (Organic Markets) and the Naturschutzbund Hamburg (Nature Conservancy Association), participated in the Project LEADER idea contest, part of the promotional program for Hamburg’s rural area: City-Country-River.

The planned discovery tours will help bicyclists and walkers get acquainted with the rural areas to the north of Hamburg. Time consuming searches for the best path and the most beautiful places are a thing of the past. A PDA with built in GPS takes care of the navigation.

For many “discovery spots” the system shows what there is to explore. What is growing on the fields? What purpose did the ponds along the paths have? Where does the kingfisher nest? Multimedia information, with introductions to the regional cultural history, nature conservancy, and agriculture, invites visitors to explore and investigate.