At the today’s meeting of some local neogeography enthusiasts, I mentioned the POIs I extracted from osm data using a dirtyly hacked tool called osmpoicreator. It’s an ugly hack and I won’t maintain it anymore, so it never will make it into the world wild web. But anyway, it “works for me” and creates useful output. The files provided are updated from time to time (meaning it’s done manually, not automated). The file formats are gpx and gpi. Gpx is a more versatile format, while gpi are garmin POIs usable on several Garmin devices.
The files contain categories like restaurants, castles, shops and shelters. Just have a look at the gpx files to get a clue what this stuff is all about.