By ANALOUISA FARKHONDEH, age 10

PHOTO: Paul Schulz
PHOTO: Paul Schulz

Name: Paul Niklas Schulz
Age: 11
Lives in: Nierstein-Oppenheim am Rhein, Germany
Languages spoken: German (with my mom and dad), Polish (with my mom), Latin (at school), English (at school)
Favorite food: Pizza
Hobbies: Soccer
Place you would most love to visit: Canada
Favorite animal: Dog
Favorite school subject: Sports

Germany at a Glance:

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons
PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

Official country name: Deutschland (in German), Germany (in English)
Population: more than 80 million
Official languages: Deutsch (German)
Capital: Berlin

Fun Facts:

  • The castle you see in Disney movies is based on a castle called Schloss Neuschwanstein located in Schwangau Bavaria.
  • In Germany there are over 5,000 brands of beer, 12,000 types of sausage and 600 types of bread.
  • German almost became the national language of the United States.
  • Some of the most well known children’s stories, such as Cinderella, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, were originally written by the German brothers Grimm.