3. Public transportation is an absolute must.
Cars who? Everyone here walks, rides the bus or the favorite being riding a bike. Personally, I've been taking the bus as my home stay is super far away and i haven't ridden a bike since middle school.
4. Everyone is incredibly friendly and speaks English ( and Spanish )
Sometimes I forget that the United States is one of the only countries that doesn't teach students another language in school, whereas everywhere else they learn English. However, I was surprised to know that many people also speak Spanish. Which makes things particularly interesting for me as I can communicate better ( except in German but thats what I'm here to learn, right?)
5. Bring your own napkins
NONE of the restaurants have napkins, even the serve yourself style ones. You've been warned.
6. The weather fluctuates so much
I thought that Florida had inconsistent weather but spring time in Münster proves to be very similar. Its very chilly in the morning and by early noon you're sweating and carrying a bunch of clothing. Light layers are key.
7. The sun never sleeps.
The sun literally sets at 9:30pm and rises at approximately 5am give or take. I should know, I've been jet lagged and waking up quite early. It also never gets completely dark here which is really nice.
So those are my top 7 ( sieben) first impressions of Germany. And check out all the cute artsy photos below!