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Tourists in Munich at the Marienplatz, 2011.JPG
A place or object of specific interest to tourists. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 29
Useful combination
Status: de facto

Places and things of specific interest to tourists including places to see, places to stay, things and places providing information and support to tourists. Tourism features can often be represented using either a node or an area and can be combined with other tags. For example a building that is a museum could be tagged as building=yes and tourism=museum.

It is also possible to add tags relating to Addresses and Restrictions including days and times of operation. The access=* and fee=* tags can be used to provide details about who can access the facility and if a fee must be paid. Accommodation facilities open to groups only (i.e. not to individual guests) can be tagged group_only=yes.


See the below table for 'tourism' key example values


This is used to map places and things of specific interest to tourists. For example these may be places to see, places to stay and things and places providing support.

Value Element Comment carto-Rendering Photo
alpine_hut node area [W] Alpine hut or a mountain hut is a remote building positioned in the mountains designed to provided lodging accommodation for mountaineers, climbers and hikers. The access is usually restricted to foot, mountain bike or ski. Typically, these are operated by an Alpine Club or a similar organisation.
Ascher Hütte a.jpg
apartment node area A holiday or vacation apartment is a furnished apartment or flat with cooking and bathroom facilities that can be rented for holiday vacations. This tag can be applied to a building accommodating one or more holiday flats. Between tourism=apartment and tourism=chalet is a clear distinction: "Chalet" is for a detached holiday cottage which you rent exclusively, "apartment" is for one or several flats in a shared building (or a single flat in one part of the building and other usages, like private apartments or a restaurant, in the other part).
PAJASA Service Apartment Mumbai.jpg
aquarium node area An aquarium, meant as [W] Public aquarium is the aquatic counterpart of a zoo with living aquatic animals for public viewing.
Georgia Aquarium - Ocean Voyager Tunnel Jan 2006.jpg
artwork node way area [W] Artwork is used to tag public pieces of art. Typically, these are outdoors.
attraction node area [W] Attraction or tourist attraction is a general place of interest for visitors. Typically used for its natural or historical significance. This tag is often used in combination with other tags such as historic=*, building=*, amenity=*.
Paris 06 Eiffelturm 4828.jpg
camp_pitch node area camp pitch is the free space used to place a tent or or caravan within a tourism=camp_site or tourism=caravan_site area.
Grand Canyon National Park Mather Campground 4635 (35305437542).jpg
camp_site node area [W] Campsite, camp ground or camping pitch is an area where people can temporarily use a shelter, such as a tent, camper van or sometimes a caravan. Typically, the area is spilt into "pitches" or "sites".
2009-07-26 Ekeberg Camping.JPG
caravan_site node area [W] Caravan site, caravan park or RV park is an area where people with caravans, motorhomes, recreational vehicles can stay overnight, or longer, in allotted spaces known as "pitches" or "sites". They usually provide facilities including toilets, waste disposal, water supply, power supply etc.
Caravan Site, Stonehaven - - 156173.jpg
chalet node area Chalet is a type of accommodation used in the hospitality industry to describe one or more detached cottages with self-contained cooking facilities and/or bathroom and toilet facilities. This is not to be confused with the Swiss term for a type of wood house, use the tags building=cabin or building=yes instead. Between tourism=apartment and tourism=chalet is a clear distinction: "Chalet" is for a detached holiday cottage which you rent exclusively, "apartment" is for one or several flats in a shared building (or a single flat in one part of the building and other usages, like private apartments or a restaurant, in the other part).
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gallery node area [W] Art gallery or art museum is an area or typically a building that displays a variety of visual art exhibitions; The most common exhibits being paintings, sculpture or photography. This is not to be confused with tourism=museum.
Malba Buenos Aires.jpg
guest_house node area [W] Guest houses, similar to a Hostel, provides lodging accommodation without a hotel license that is typically owner-operated. They usually offer a private room served with breakfast, but the staff is not convenient around-the-clock. These range from custom-built guest houses to family-based homes, frequently refer to as a bed and breakfast.
Tourism guest house.svg
The Crossroads Country Guest House - - 88520.jpg
hostel node area [W] Hostels provide inexpensive accommodation, typically with them having shared bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and lounges.
Dorm Room 1.jpg
hotel node area [W] Hotels provide accommodation for guests with usually numbered rooms. Some facilities provided may include a basic bed, storage for clothing and additional guest facilities may include swimming pool, childcare, and conference facilities.
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information node area [W] Information, visitor center or centre, visitor information center or tourist information center is an information source for tourists, travellers and visitors. To additionally describe the kind of information use the tag information=*.
Fleetwood tourist information centre - DSC06596.JPG
motel node area [W] Motel is an abbreviation which is shortened by the term "motor hotel". It's an establishment that provides accommodation designed for motorists usually on a short-term basis, with convenient parking for motor cars at or close to the room.
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museum node area [W] Museum is an institution which has exhibitions on scientific, historical, artistic, or cultural artifacts. Typically these are open to the public as a tourist attraction.
picnic_site node area [W] Picnic site is an area that is suitable for eating outdoors and may have a number of facilities within it. For example they might include: toilets, water taps for drinking or cleaning, BBQ grills, benches, table with benches (picnic tables) and covered structures for bad weather. They also may be used on a grassy area that is popular for picnics.
Picnic site 4656.jpg
theme_park node area [W] Theme park or amusement park is an area where entertainment is provided by rides, game concessions, etc., catering to large numbers to people. For example: Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios Florida, Europa Park, and Ocean Park.
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[[ Data item not found. Check your spelling. | tours ]] node area [W] Tours is a place or area where guided touristic tours or any kind of recreational tours for tourists are offered. These could be for example aerial tours, architectural tours, art tours, beer tours, bike tours, boat tours, bus tours, cannabis tour, food tours, historical tours, scooter tours, walking tours, whale watching tours, wine tours.
Whale watching in St. Andrews.jpg
trail_riding_station node area A Trail Riding Station offers temporary accommodation for guest horses and usually also for riders.
Willow Prairie Horse Camp, Rogue River NF, Oregon.jpg
viewpoint node [W] Viewpoint, also known as a overlook, observation point, lookout, viewing point, scenic area or vista point is a place for visitors, often high, with good a scenery view of the surrounding countryside or notable buildings.
wilderness_hut node area [W] Wilderness hut or backcountry hut is a remote building, with generally a fireplace, intended to provide temporary shelter and sleeping accommodation. See also [W] Bothy
Wilderness hut.svg
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zoo node area [W] Zoo is an abbreviation for a zoological garden or park that has confined animals on display for viewing by the public.
Area tourism=zoo.png
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yes node area To add tourist interest to something described by other tags.
user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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