To cheers off to our new 3 month adventure my friends and I only found it fitting to toast with irish car bombs, the only shot worthy to start our great adventure!
Willkommen in Deutschland!
I know I know that sounds terrible but they were actually very nice. They are larger then most freshman dorms and had a very nice front deck. The decor looked as if some 70's pimp had selected it. There are two rooms a single and a double, a small kitchen, bathroom, and a living room. Everything was laid out to fit exactly what we needed.
German windows and doors are one of the most fascinating doors I have ever seen. They are not all that different then American ones but their subtle differences work well. The doors have different turns for each locking selection. If you only shut the door the door locks because the outer knob is stationary, which is sufficient to keep a door closed and secure. When the key is turned once the initial lock sound signifies that the initial lock is engaged this is similar to locking the knob in America. The second locking sound is comparable to a bolt lock in america.
The windows have two operable motions: to swing open like a normal window and they can also tip out from the top allowing a small amount of air to be ventilated in. This is very efficient when you want fresh air but don't want to be blasted by cold wind.
The paintings in the rooms are framed prints of paintings, one appeared to be St. Marco in Venice flooded, with water coming out of the Dodge's Palace.
That pretty much sums up the details of the room, it was an efficient living area (which makes sense for the communist design) that was oddly decorated. This room was decidedly sufficient for the average college student, alumni housing, or a small family.