Jenny did a great job finding our apartment. She came to Hamburg before I did, so she ran all around Hamburg looking at various neighborhoods for nice furnished apartments, and we ended up choosing the first one she saw.
It’s in a nice neighborhood, less than a kilometer from the lake and about one kilometer from her work and my German class. Our bank, supermarket, ice cream stand, and subway stop are all within walking distance, so it’s a great place to experience car-less city living.
The building dates from 1875, according to numbers above the outside door, but it was bombed to a shell in World War II. It was rebuilt well, and it has a lot of charm and character. Some of the apartments Jenny saw were much more sterile, but this place has warmth.
So, there are really just two rooms, but they are large enough for the two of us to be comfortable.