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Bratislava audio points in augmented reality

Are you interested in augmented reality? If you are geeky enough, you can now try this new hit also with our audio tour around Bratislava.

Just point the camera of your phone on any spot during the making tour and application will show you how to get to the next audio point.

Don’t believe us?

Watch the short video bellow from Hviezdoslavovo square with Opera House.

It will show you how to get to the next point- Main Square or back to the St.Martin Cathedral.

In the demo, HTC Android phone is used.

If you want to test it, you need to run AugmentThis! application on your Android phone with GPS enabled. The application is still under developement so you might find it unstable on some phones. Run it on your own risk. You can find more about  augmented reality on wikipedia.

If you do not need to see the route, you can find some audio points of our Bratislava guide also on another application called Layar.  This application is available on both Andoid phones and iPhones with GPS. Use the layer Google directory where are most popular spots of our historical tour presented too.

Happy augmenting.

08. Main Square (Hlavne namestie)

This audio point starts at Hlavne namestie or the Main Square.

The quadratic square originates from 13th century before the town itself was founded. The square is unusually small as squares in the Middle Ages, needed to be large enough to serve as the market and communion places.
There is a statue of a knight in the middle of the square. It is Maximilian’s fountain named after emperor Maximilan of Habsburgh.