New, innovative visitor app for the Hohentwiel fortress ruins
This free app gives you the opportunity to fully experience the Hohentwiel fortress ruins in their original appearance. The app is the ideal companion on the Hohentwiel Fortress: An elaborate digital model of the fortress gives you a bird's eye view of the fortress and shows your location in the facility at any time via GPS.
What is even better - it offers the unprecedented opportunity to experience the entire fortress ruin in augmented reality as a 3D reconstruction as it once was. Walk through intact gates and passages, over bastions and fortress courtyards in the Ego View. A swivel of your mobile phone reveals what is hidden behind an inconspicuous stump wall, ruins and impressive earth walls. Let towers, walls and buildings rise again before your eyes and experience the historical space. Some buildings, such as the mills or the Augusta roundabout are designed as movable interactive models. You can study its construction and understand it better. The app makes the result of lengthy research into building history tangible in just a moment.
You want to explore the fortress on your own and also penetrate into hidden corners of the fortress? Or would you prefer to be guided along a set tour that does not miss any of the highlights? Choose freely between explorer and tour modes and head to more than 25 stations spread across the fortress. Lively audios, short texts, photos, old views and reconstructions give you a concise explanation of the respective part of the fortress.
Who was Hannikel, what is the so-called welcome drink about, what can you see from the Scharfen Eck and why does the Italian Schrecke feel so at home on the Hohentwiel? In-depth background information on the fortress, its surroundings, historical personalities and the flora and fauna can be found in a detailed dictionary in the app. Here you can look up specifically before, during or after your visit. Information on opening times and visitor offers for planning your stay can also be found in the app.
In order to meet your needs and to continuously improve the visitor experience, the content of the app is constantly being expanded and revised. The app is the pilot project of the flagship project "Virtual Reconstruction of Cultural Properties" funded by the State of Baden Württemberg.
We are looking forward to your visit