Hilly countryside, Vijlen
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Panoramabillede af Nicolai van der Smagt Taget 10:01, 12/02/2012 - Views loading...


Hilly countryside, Vijlen

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The hills of South Limburg are the only serious hills of the Netherlands. In the background is the county's highest point, Vaalserberg (322.5 m), with the Wilhelmina tower on top (350 m). Tonight was cold, -11 degrees celsius.

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Billeder tæt på Aachen


A: Schweiberghofke

Af Robert Kroone, 3.9 km væk

Vakantieappartementen Schweibergerhofke.


B: Wilhelmina toren

Af Alexander Ruttgers, 4.3 km væk

YES!!  353.5 meter boven N.A.P. op Nederlands hoogste punt: De nieuwe Wilhelmina toren op Het drielan...

Wilhelmina toren

C: Wilhelminatoren, Vaalserberg

Af Nicolai van der Smagt, 4.3 km væk

View from the top of the Wilhelmina tower on top of the Vaalserberg, the highest point of the Netherl...

Wilhelminatoren, Vaalserberg

D: Parkeerplaats Whilhelmina toren

Af Alexander Ruttgers, 4.3 km væk

Sinds juni 2011 staat hij er: de nieuwe 34 meter hoge Wilhelmina toren nabij het drielandenpunt in Va...

Parkeerplaats Whilhelmina toren

E: Aachen - University Hospital Aachen (UKA) with new heliport

Af Andreas Schniertshauer, 5.4 km væk

The new Heliport called "rettende Hand" on the right side in green, the forecourt and the famous Univ...

Aachen - University Hospital Aachen (UKA) with new heliport

F: Gulpenerberg Maria Monument

Af Mark de Graaf, 5.8 km væk

Gulpenerberg Maria Monument

G: Pano saurus

Af Hans Zijlstra, 6.0 km væk

The interior of my sisters house at Gulpen where I stay and a panosaurus becomes a saurus.

Pano saurus

H: Avantis park bridge

Af Mike Dols, 6.2 km væk

The Avantis industrial zone near heerlen (NL) and Aachen (D) holds a nice little park. In the summer ...

Avantis park bridge

I: Avantis park

Af Mike Dols, 6.2 km væk

The avantis industrial zone near Heerlen (NL) and Aachen (D) holds a nice little park with a pond. In...

Avantis park

J: Aachen - Laurensberg - Church St. Laurentius

Af Andreas Schniertshauer, 6.2 km væk

This panorama shows the Roman Catholic church called St. Laurentius in the Laurentiusstrasse in Laure...

Aachen - Laurensberg - Church St. Laurentius

Dette panorama blev taget i Aachen, Europe

Dette er et overblik over Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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