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K L, I’m guessing the lady has lots of clothes, and she possibly uses the “Garderobe” space like a dressing room, which we would call an “Ankleidezimmer”. This space is often outside the master bedroom, as a separate room; many German bedrooms are just not big enough to accommodate everything. If the apartment is only for a single person, or perhaps a couple, then that space has no need to be very private. Walk-in closets, such as in the US, are very rare there…I’ve never seen one (though I’m sure they must exist in some homes). Maybe they call the non-en-suite bathroom the”master” because it has a tub? Many German homes do not have an en-suite; obviously this often depends on the age of the building.

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Thank you @coray for helping me to understand. I have not traveled to Germany.

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Victoria Nelson

This is such an interesting article. I love having the chance to see another culture's design in practice. And the entire concept of forest bathing really appeals to me. This is both beautiful & serene - it's not surprising that the designer won an award for this apartment!

[The bed did surprise me though :) - a blue, padded platform??]

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