Germany Welcome to our 2019-2020 destination Welcome Germany, Das Land der Dichter und Denker-The Land of Poet and Thinkers! Join us as we journey across the border. Here, you’ll find resources to help you take a adventure to Germany. Enjoy! 2019 DESTINATION Germany Join our journey to Germany this year! Plan a Visit Today DID YOU KNOW? Germans refer to their country as Deutschland, which comes from an old High German word meaning "of the people." FACT #01 The capital of Germany is the city state of Berlin. FACT #02 From Bach to Wagner, Germany's wealth of composers have defined the course of western music. FACT #02 Germany's famous nature reserve, The Black Forest, gets its name from its canopy of evergreens. FACT #03 Germany shares borders with nine countries-Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. FACT #04 The Grimm brothers, from Germany, wrote the famous tales, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. FACT #07 There are over 20,000 castles in Germany. Most of them are at least 100 years old. FACT #05 The first book ever printed was in Germany in the 1400's by Johannes Guttenberg. FACT #06 The most popular sport activities in German schools are: soccer, basketball,volleyball, dancing, and ballet. FACT #08 Oktoberfest in Germany is the largest folk festival in the world. FACT #09 There are over 400 zoos in Germany, the most in the world! FACT #10 Previous Next Resources Travel Documents List Item Kid’s Corner plan a visit Bring a unique experience to your students and yourself! Talk to us and plan a trip today to Germany Plan a Trip!