German architecture and styles of residence differ to many other cultures. Still today, plenty of rustic wood and seventies tiles can be found. And when viewing a prospective new home, most surprises come in the kitchen; most German families take their kitchens with them.
Having recovered from the sight of only the electricity sockets, the drainage pipe and lack of fittings, observe the bright white walls. Few people use colour in the home and nearly everyone renovates before leaving.
Most ads speak of the number of rooms including lounge, dining room and bedrooms plus the kitchen, hallway and bathroom, balcony or garden. Measurements are in square metres and every real estate agency elaborates on something, either the view, the layout or the quality. Just like in the country you came from.