Social distancing check: These public places are the most frequented after lockdown

July 01, 2021
The current freedom after a months-long lockdown have been hard fought for and may now help the hospitality and retail sectors recover. However, ongoing hygiene measures and social distancing are still relevant to avoid renewed high incidences. This prompted us to investigate in which of Germany's ten largest cities the volume of visitors in shopping centres, cafés and restaurants is highest. The results of the analysis can be found in the following charts:
Berlin currently has the highest volume of visitors in its shopping centres.
This is how crowded shopping centers are in Germany's ten largest cities
The peak times in the most popular shopping centers in Germany's ten largest cities were examined. The stream of visitors can range from 1 to 4, with 1 reflecting the lowest visitor volume and 4 the highest.

The analysis of visitor stream in shopping centers in Germany's ten largest cities is based on the peak times indicated by Google for the five most popular shopping centers in each case according to ratings on Yelp. Time of analysis: June 16, 2021.

In Frankfurt am Main, the largest share of visitors is found in restaurants.
This is how full restaurants are in Germany's ten largest cities
The peak times in the most popular restaurants in Germany's ten largest cities were examined. The stream of visitors can range from 1 to 4, with 1 reflecting the lowest visitor volume and 4 the highest.

The analysis of visitor stream in restaurants in Germany's ten largest cities is based on the peak times indicated by Google for the five most popular restaurants in each case according to ratings on Yelp. Time of analysis: June 16, 2021.

Dusseldorf currently has the fullest cafés.
This is how full cafés are in Germany's ten largest cities
The peak times in the most popular restaurants in Germany's ten largest cities were examined. The stream of visitors can range from 1 to 4, with 1 reflecting the lowest visitor volume and 4 the highest.

The analysis of visitor stream in cafés in Germany's ten largest cities is based on the peak times indicated by Google for the five most popular cafés in each case according to ratings on Yelp. Time of analysis: June 16, 2021.

At this time of day, Germans particularly like to pursue their leisure activities.
These are the peak hours of shopping centers, cafés, and restaurants on each day of the week
The study examined the peak hours on each weekday in the most popular shopping centers, cafés, and restaurants in Germany's ten largest cities.

The analysis of the stream of visitors at shopping centers, cafés, and restaurants in the ten largest cities in Germany is based on the peak hours indicated by Google for the five most popular shopping centers, cafés, and restaurants in each city, according to ratings on Yelp. Time of analysis: June 16, 2021.

This is the average stream of visitors in shopping centres, cafés and restaurants on the respective weekdays.
The volume of visitors at shopping centers, cafés, and restaurants on each day of the week
The study examined the volume of visitors at the most popular shopping centers, cafés, and restaurants in Germany's ten largest cities. The visitor volume scale can range from 1 to 4, with 1 reflecting the lowest and 4 the highest visitor volume.

The analysis of the stream of visitors at shopping centers, cafés, and restaurants in the ten largest cities in Germany is based on the peak hours indicated by Google for the five most popular shopping centers, cafés, and restaurants in each city, according to ratings on Yelp. Time of analysis: June 16, 2021.

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About the survey
The results of the analysis are based on the five best rated shopping centres, restaurants and cafés on the Yelp platform in each of the ten largest cities in Germany. The data about peak times from Google was used to calculate the volume of visitors. The survey date was 16 June 2021. The visitor volume scale can range from 1 to 4, with 1 reflecting the lowest and 4 the highest visitor volume.