Berlin Refreshment Map

Berlin summers are marked by long days with extended sun exposure, with the morning and mid-day especially having a lot of direct sunlight. Our “Berlin Refreshment Map” project helps Berliners find shaded areas at different times of the day and suggests cool outdoor places where you can get a respite from the sun. The map uses data on the height of buildings and objects in the city to simulate the amount of sunlight and shadows found at different locations at different times of day. Users can enter a specific location in the search bar to locate the estimated sun exposure of that location and to find nearby locations ideal for a break from the sun and heat.