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“It is the little things that make out a foreign environment. People in foreign countries certainly have different kinds of art, different laws, a different religion. But, above all, they have a different way of tilting their heads, a different way of smiling, a different way of putting money on the table, a different way of cooking rice. They have different wine and different bread.”
—Peter Bamm
Welcome to the association Wikivoyage e.V. The association started and supports the project Wikivoyage. The project’s main objective is to establish an up-to-date world-wide travel guide with free available content. Wikivoyage is run by the Wikimedia Foundation. The association is about to apply as a thematic organisation to support the project. More about us...
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Wikivoyage News
Dec
10

Wikivoyage turns 10-year-old

On the occasion of the 10th birthday a community meeting and a party are hold in Berlin.

On the occasion of the 10th birthday a community meeting and a party are hold in Berlin. more...

Dec
01

Finnish Wikivoyage started

Many greetings to Finland. Welcome to the Wikivoyage family. Please help to build up the new community:

Wikivoyage is growing. Welcome to the community of the Finnish Wikivoyage. more...

Oct
16

18. General Assembly of the Wikivoyage association

The 18. General Assembly of the Wikivoyage association takes place online at our association wiki between October 16, 2016 and October 30, 2016. Contents are readable by all visitors, writing is permitted to the association members only.

The 18. General Assembly of the Wikivoyage association takes place online at our association wiki between October 16, 2016 and October 30, 2016. more...

Oct
09

Elbe-Labe Meeting 2016 in Dresden

The chairman of the association, Roland Unger, hold a lecture on Open Street Mapm Usage in Wikivoyage: Bringing together: travel and maps.

The chairman of the association, Roland Unger, hold a lecture on Open Street Mapm Usage in Wikivoyage: Bringing together: travel and maps. more...

Oct
06

Blog posts on Wikivoyage published

On September 28, 2016 Samir Elsharbaty from Egypt Wikimedians published excerpts from a half-hour interview with the chairman of the Wikivoyage association, Roland Unger. Unger addressed both the origin of Wikivoyage and his most preferred travel destination Egypt. With more than 30 stays in Egypt, a wealth of experience has arisen, which he shared by writing over 600 articles.

On October 6, 2016 the WikiStammtisch Episode 0020 of Sebastian Wallroth with Roland Unger was released. In the one-hour podcast Roland Unger spoke about various topics on the web-based travel guide Wikivoyage. These include the fork from Wikitravel and the development of Wikivoyage, the Wikivoyage community, differences from Wikipedia, offline travel guides with Kiwix and the usage of Open Streetmap maps in travel guide articles. The travel guide is not yet complete. But everyone can help adding further content. The topic of Egypt took up some time, too.

The chairman of the Wikivoyage association, Roland Unger, spoke in interviews with Samir Elsharbaty from the Egypt Wikimedians and with Sebastian Wallroth from WikiStammtisch.de on Wikivoyage and his preferred travel destination Egypt. more...

Aug
19

Talks with Egypt Wikimedians

The chairman of the Wikivoyage association, Roland Unger, met again with the Egypt Wikimedians user group. The first meeting took place in the restaurant zööba on January 1, 2016, the second one on August 19, 2016 in the café Cilantro, both located in the Cairo suburb of Zamalek in the 26th July St. New developments in both projects were discussed, so the implementation of map extension Kartographer in Wikivoyage projects. Among others, Unger suggested that the Egyptians should design current and high-quality images of flags and seals of the Egyptian governorates.

Both innovations in the user groups and suggestions for improvement were discussed. more...

Jul
08

Kartographer extension implemented

The implementation of the map extension Kartographer will guarantee future-proofing.

The implementation of the map extension Kartographer will guarantee future-proofing. more...

Apr
25

Wikivoyage podcast published

The podcast talks on possibilities and problems of Wikivoyage.

The podcast talks on possibilities and problems of Wikivoyage. more...

Apr
05

Improved Facebook website

Facebook readers will now be informed more frequently about changes on Wikivoyage.

Facebook readers will now be informed more frequently about changes on Wikivoyage. more...

Feb
06

Dessau elected as travel destination of the month

About the election of lesser known destinations is often reported in the press.

About the election of lesser known destinations is often reported in the press. more...

Feb
03

Infoboxes completely get their content from Wikidata

The partly quite complex database queries have been executed in the Lua programming language.

The partly quite complex database queries have been executed in the Lua programming language. more...

Jan
15

Wikipedia turns 15-year-old

On January 15, 2016 the Wikipedia is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The Americans Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger started on 15 January 2001 their project which arose from its predecessor Nupedia and which belongs now to the leading websites in the world.

At the same time Wikivoyage celebrates a “small” birthday. Three years ago, this project bacame an officially sister project of the Wikipedia.

And in this year there are even more celebrations: on December 10, 2006 Wikivoyage entered the world. On this occasion, Wikivoyage will give a party on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Currently, we take care of a suitable location in Berlin.

For three years Wikivoyage is a sister project of the Wikipedia. more...

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