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Switzerland Weggis Mark Twain Memorial Stone

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The plaque on the memorial stone says that the place under this oak was Mark Twain's favourite place to admire god's wonderful nature. How true !!

Mark Twain visited Weggis in 1897 with his family. For him, this was "the most charming place" he ever visited.

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A: Weggis, views of the mountains and lake

Af Daniel Batrac, 530 meter væk

Weggis lies on a projection into Lake Lucerne at the southwest base of Rigi, a mountain; such project...

Weggis, views of the mountains and lake

B: Weggis baroque church August 8 2011

Af Valentin Arfire, 820 meter væk

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Weggis baroque church August 8 2011

C: Switzerland Weggis Hafen

Af Markus Kaeppeli, 850 meter væk

Switzerland Weggis Hafen

D: Air panorama of Weggis on the Lake

Af Daniel Batrac, 1.1 km væk

Air panorama of Weggis on the Lake

E: Switzerland Vitznau Luetzelau Waterside

Af Markus Kaeppeli, 1.6 km væk

Switzerland Vitznau Luetzelau Waterside

F: Lac des Quatre Cantons

Af Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 1.8 km væk

Lac des Quatre Cantons

G: Switzerland Vitznau Luetzelau Marina

Af Markus Kaeppeli, 1.9 km væk

Switzerland Vitznau Luetzelau Marina

H: Outdoor Pano in Switzerland

Af Ian Savill, 2.1 km væk

Outdoor Pano in Switzerland

I: Rigi Kaltbad perfect weather, perfect view

Af Alain Gutjahr, 2.5 km væk

A beautiful day in April 2013

Rigi Kaltbad perfect weather, perfect view

J: Boat on Vierwaldstadtersee by Luzern, Switzerland

Af Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 2.7 km væk

One of the most beautiful boattrips in the world is on Lake Luzern, surrounded by impressive mountain...

Boat on Vierwaldstadtersee by Luzern, Switzerland

Dette panorama blev taget i Switzerland, 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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