I don't even remember anymore how many nights I wasn't able to sleep, because hundreds of people are "partying" in the streets.
It must have been probably around 10 nights in a row. It's definitely taking a toll on me.
I do have to get up reasonably early due to work -- while those who keep me up are sleeping and recovering for the next "all nighter".
I talked to the police. They said many, many residents have already complained about the noise before my call. I called around 1:30 AM. The police said they can't do anything about it. They don't have enough personnel. Now it is 3:30 AM and I have to get up in 4 hours. The music and screams are even louder now than they were before. It sounds like my next-door neighbors are having a loud party -- but actually the noise comes from a distance of about 300 meters.
I live about 300 meters away from the university main building whose front yard the crowd has elected to be their night club. I cannot imagine how loud it must be for the people who live closer to that building. After all, the university main building is in the middle of the city. And many residents live close by.
The university main building is located at the end of a bike road. A bike road that the city was very proud to spend a lot of money on. Its goal is to promote using bicycles as a means of transportation in the city rather than a car. For days this bike road is barely visible under a layer of scattered broken glass from the nightly parties. I guess I should install a broom to the front of my bicycle if I want to use the bike road.
In Germany, the tuition is paid for by the taxpayers. The same taxpayers who cannot sleep at night while many of the students are partying.
Many of the students don't have to work. The taxpayer works in their stead. Not just to cover their tuition. And the bike road. And soon the daily sweeps of said bike road. The taxpayer also sponsors the living expenses of a good portion of the students. Therefore, many students can afford to party all night long. The taxpayers can't.
Am I being cynical? Maybe. How would you think and feel about all of this if you hadn't slept more than a few hours per night for 10 days in a row?
I feel like it's another reason to move... Preferably to another country.