Arriving in Berlin App

Last map update: January 23, 2018.

The Arriving in Berlin App is a digital map containing helpful information for refugees and newcomers to Berlin. Developed by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Refugees on Rails, kindly supported by the Friends of Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

The app is based on the mapping project “Arriving in Berlin” – A map made by refugees” by Haus Leo (Berliner Stadtmission) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It is part of the initiative Berlin Mondiale.

Project Coordination and Team

Eva Stein, Ralf Rebmann, Leila Haghighat, Hamidullah Ehrari, Najlaa Ibrahim, Mohammad Yari, Mihaela Vochin

Developers (Refugees on Rails)

Anouk Ruhaak, Brooke Hopkins, Mohammad Sahyoni

Technical Support

Jörg Eichhorn


Faith Ann Gibson (English), Simon Brunel, Maud Venturini (French),Hamidullah Ehrari, Mohammad Yari (Farsi), Najlaa Ibrahim, Sarah Mardini, Talal Mando (Arabic), Vafa Kuhi, Fereydun Yusefi (Sorani)


Map icons have been developed by the participants of the mapping project. (Source: Freepik from ). Design for app icons: Anders Hofgaard.


The app is based on the Mapbox SDK framework is open source and documented on gitHub (link coming soon).

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