I am from Germany. 25 years old. I have been programming about 3 years now. Not very focused on it, because I have another job atm. I really like back-end but I know a little front-end stuff too. I have never learned programming at school, maybe I will go one day, we will see.
Welcome! You might not need to go to school, it depends of course, if you like software developing or engineering. If you like more engineering, then I would consider going to school.
Welcome! Nice to see German here