Get to Know…Germany!

German Flag

German Flag (Photo credit: caribb)

  • Official Name:  Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
  • Official Language:  German
  • Capital:  Berlin
  • Currency:  Euro
  • Area:  137,837 sq. mi
  • Population:  About 80 million
  • Government:  Federal parliamentary constitutional republic
  • Head of State:  Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • National Anthem:  Das Lied der Deutschen (Song of the Germans – 3rd stanza)
  • Location:  North central Europe

Find out more about Germany here.

Here are some kid-friendly crafts that are related to Germany and its culture.

English: The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germa...

English: The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany Deutsch: Das Brandenburger Tor in Berlin Français : La Porte de Brandebourg à Berlin, Allemagne Català: La Porta de Brandenburg a Berlín, Alemanya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


  • Johann Sebastian Bach – composer
  • Boris Becker – tennis player
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – composer
  • Karl Benz – inventor, engineer, founder of Mercedes-Benz
  • Hugo Boss – fashion designer
  • Rudolf Diesel – inventor
  • Albert Einstein – physicis
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – author, poet
  • Johann Gutenberg – inventor of the printing press
  • Heidi Klum – model
  • Diane Kruger – actress
  • Dirk Nowitzki – NBA player
  • Michael Schumacher – Formula One racer

Did you know that German Americans make up the largest ancestry group in the United States?  Do you have German ancestry and would like to learn more about it?  A great way to do that is to host a German exchange student!

Contact us to find out more about hosting with EF Foundation!


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