Showing a photo of what a middle-class German apartment looks like, using the example of the apartment of Paul, a fifty-year-old bus driver

Recently I had the opportunity to see with my own eyes how the apartment of ordinary middle-class Germans was furnished, I confess that I was surprised, so I decided to share it with my readers.

A little background:
The apartment belongs to Paul and Maria – two native Germans, it so happened that my friend married their daughter, they recently went to Hamburg to visit them, but now this is not about that. They are over fifty, she is a teacher and he is a bus driver, purely middle class, well, you didn’t think that in Germany all the engineers of the Mercedes company? I was so interested that I asked for a brief excursion.

I’ll immediately clarify a couple of points, the apartment belongs to them, but it’s rare here, a little more than 40% of housing in Germany is rented, I don’t know how much the apartment costs either, they considered it impudent to ask this, the apartment itself is located in a residential area (albeit a good one) of Hamburg , to be more precise – in a six-story apartment building, recently I already talked about German sockets, now it’s not about that.

Now I think we can get down to business!

Showing a photo of what a middle-class German apartment looks like, using the apartment of Paul, a fifty-year-old bus driver as an example

Let's start with kitchens – it is quite large here by the standards of German kitchens, usually they are quite tiny, without a dining place at all, only for cooking, but here everything is different, there is even a table!

Go to the next room, more specifically the bedroom.

Showing a photo of what a middle-class German apartment looks like, on the example of the apartment of Paul, a fifty-year-old bus driver

Nothing interesting here, probably the bedrooms of the whole world look like this, a bed, a couple of nightstands, a wardrobe with clothes and a TV in front of the bed, a classic of the genre so to speak!< /p>

And then we have an entrance hall, in the distance you can see the living room and the balcony door!

Showing a photo of what a middle-class German apartment looks like, using the example of the apartment of Paul, a fifty-year-old bus driver

By the way, on the left is the front door, I think it’s not a secret for anyone that you won’t find steel entrance doors here, very often they look like interior doors with glass inserts.

Showing a photo of what a middle-class German apartment looks like, using the example of the apartment of Paul, a fifty-year-old bus driver

Well, the living room itself, by the way, you will notice that the whole apartment is made in one tone, this is a very common phenomenon here, there is almost always some general tone for the whole apartment, this is a rarity in other large countries like Russia or the USA, but in Germany it is frequent phenomenon.

Showing a photo of what a middle-class German apartment looks like, using the example of the apartment of Paul, a fifty-year-old bus driver

Bathroom, by the way, according to my friend – in almost all German apartments there is a window in the bathroom, why it is there – it is not clear, considering that usually it is covered with blinds or fabric curtains. -kvartiry-paulja-pjatidesjatiletnego-voditelja-avtobusa-5104b6d.png” alt=”Showing a photo of what a middle-class German apartment looks like, using the example of the apartment of Paul, a fifty-year-old bus driver” />

View from the balcony, by the way, there is an apartment in such a house, many people like this style, but I have associations with a hospital or a prison.

How are you? Write what you think about it in the comments!

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