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The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is a wonderful mountain road in Austria. It starts in the center of the village Bruck and goes 48km to Heiligenblut in the south. The best way to drive along is by motorcycle and this is the only road I know with parking areas for motorcycle drivers which offer big safes for helmets and clothes for free. Here, from the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Hoehe, you can see the Grossglockner, which is the rock like a pyramid in the background.

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A: Francz Josephs Hohe

Af Rafael DeVill, 20 meter væk

Francz Josehps Hohe is a very busy place in the summer. It ofers a beautiful view of the greatest Gla...

Francz Josephs Hohe

B: Parking lot and visitors center

Af Rafael DeVill, 30 meter væk

Francz Josehps Hohe is a very busy place in the summer. It offers a beautiful view of the greatest Gl...

Parking lot and visitors center

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Af René Pirker, 70 meter væk

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Af Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 100 meter væk

The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is a wonderful mountain road in Austria. It starts in the center o...

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Af Uwe Wieteck, 280 meter væk

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Af Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 310 meter væk

The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is a wonderful mountain road in Austria. It starts in the center o...

G: Remains of the day

Af Judit Andrasi, 550 meter væk

Gamsgrubenweg is a hiking trail that begins on Franz Josephs Hohe. The trail was severly damaged by a...

Remains of the day

H: What remains behind

Af Rafael DeVill, 630 meter væk

If you cross check this image with the satelite image of the location, you may think that it's slight...

What remains behind

I: Creak on Ice

Af Rafael DeVill, 670 meter væk

Melt water flowing on the surface of the Pasterze Glacier. From the parking lot on Franz Josephs Hohe...

Creak on Ice

J: The creak underneath

Af Judit Andrasi, 680 meter væk

Melt water flowing on the surface of the Pasterze Glacier. From the parking lot on Franz Josephs Hohe...

The creak underneath

Dette panorama blev taget i Austria, 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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