Berlin (dpa / tmn) – Every tourist today has a small miracle device in his pocket: the smartphone. Travel has become much easier. Accommodations are easy to book while you’re on the go – and thanks to Google Maps, you can barely walk.

Many practical applications are pre-installed on the iOS and Android operating systems. But there are also many useful and curious apps that not every traveler knows. A selection:

Polarsteps: The Travel Tracker

Views on Top: Where is the best view?

Tourists crave for panoramic views! If you want to know where the best vantage points are in a destination, download the Views on Top app . For example, there are accessible roof terraces, bridges, towers, observation decks, hotel pools or giant wheels – places that offer a magnificent view. If you want to plan in advance, use the functions “Location” or “Category”. Otherwise, simply activate the “Close to me” function on-site to get the best seats – including information and directions. The free travel app is currently only available for Apple devices.

Meetup: Meet like-minded people

MyPostcard: The digital, analog postcard

SAS Survival Guide: Surviving in the Wild

Splid: Billing with friends

Guides by Lonely Planet: For backpackers