Before we headed in, she added something interesting about the way German cities are settled. In almost every city, the rich people live in the west, and the poor in the east. The reason is that the industry from the winds blow from the west, so all of the smoke and industrial fumes will not blow into the richer areas. I found this to be quite entertaining... but honestly, someone was really thinking when they placed the pricier homes!
The University has 4 wings which considered the street system around it and helped to open up those views. It's almost a bit of a maze inside, and it's kind of hard to find your way around. You're also limited in your movement -- you can only move from wing to wing via the 3rd floor. There are 2000 windows, and is thus dubbed the House of 2000 Windows. One interesting thing about the windows is that they get smaller as the floors increase. From the ground, this makes the building appear taller and more majestic than it actually is. I think everyone's favorite part about the university were the elevators -- Instead of your average lift, there are single person lifts that move continuously, and you just hop on when you want to go up or down.
|the lady with the long hair was our guide, Petra -- most German woman I have ever met|