What is the QR kód

QR codes

are actually bar codes, know from goods packaging in shops. Unlike bar codes, which are created from lines, the QR codes are created from black-white blocks forming pictures of squared shapes. QR codes, thanks to their construction, are able to transmitt much more information that we can read.

We all know these bar codes, using for goods marking. The codes consist of numbers that are able to be read by readers and easily indentified. QR codes are very similar. They are also pictures, carrying the encrypted text information. What is different is the system of coding and also the number of symbols able to be coded with QR code. Any text information can be saved into the QR code. The codes are most frequently used to save internet websites or contact data.

QR code, in which the link to the website www.krnov.cz is encrypted.


How to read them?

It is essential to have a mobile phone with a camera to read the QR codes.

QR code reading is processed in a standard way thanks to the special applications for mobile phones. These readers enables working with mobile phone cameras. You just run the application, “capture” the code and the application then recognize the hidden text itself. In case your internet access is activated it is possible to show the web or mobile phone site etc. The whole procedure is very fast and if you can see a QR code, you can get the information immediately.
QR code readers are available for almost all types of smart phones. If you do not know which platform to download, here are the reader links to be downloaded for different operational systems we recommend: http://m.silesiatourism.com/cz/00.

How to use it


You will get touristic information straight to your mobile phone, you no longer waste your time with printed materials.


You can get information about monuments, historical details, natural curiosities and much more by capturing this encrypted square (QR code) with your smart phone and connect to the internet. Before you do this, make sure you have already installed the QR reader application into your smart phone. If not, visit your e-shop for application downloading or download them now by clicking here:




Run the application for QR reading in your phone, capture the QR code and connect. Interesting information about the place you are at will automatically appear on your screen.


To download the QR readers


QR code readers are available for almost all types of smart phones. It is up to you whatever reader you want to use. Here are the reader links to be downloaded for different operational systems we recommend:


QR reader for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/qr-reader-for-iphone/id368494609?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2


QR reader for Android 2.0 and higher: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=la.droid.qr


Bee Tagg or QR Reader for Nokia appliances: http://store.ovi.com/content/67431?clickSource=search&pos=1


QR reader for systems: Symbian, Java, Android, Windows Mobile, iPhone a BlackBerry: http://smobil.cz/cz/qr-kody/seznamqr/


The list of all QR codes


Within the project "Searching for treasures in bordering regions or the touristics in the 21st century”, the charts with QR codes are placed by different attractions and monuments. You can find the charts in the whole regions of Krnovsko, Glubczycko and Prudnik.


Monuments and tourist attractions are interfaced into 7 thematic topics: church monuments, architectonical gems, natural attractions, famous villas, lookouts, museums and our curiosities.


List, number of the stop, name, thematic topic, address, GPS


If you are interested in placing a code onto your attraction, please contact us: mvylezikova@mukrnov.cz, telephone: 554 697 412.