Start mit dem Gleitschirm oberhalb des Melchboden, dem höchsten Punkt der Zillertaler Höhenstraße. Diese führt ab Mayrhofen in die Hochalpine Bergwelt der Österreichischen Alpen
A nice view on top of the mountain besides the Zillertaler Höhenstrasse. A very beautiful auto road a...
A wide panorama from the hill besides the Zillertaler Höhenstrasse. A very impressive view on the mou...
Am höchsten Punkt der Zillertaler Höhenstraße, dem Melchboden in 2000 m Höhe, starten bei schönem Wet...
Zillertaler Höhenstraße, 360 Grad Panoramablick. Position: Zwischen Hirschbichlalm und Melchboden. Au...
Sonniger Mittag auf der Terasse einer Skihütte im Zillertal
Spinnenskulptur im Hochzillertal in der Nähe der Kristallhütte
Spinnenskulptur im Hochzillertal
Wikipedia:Hochfügen-Hochzillertal ist ein Skigebiet in den Tuxer Voralpen.Seit dem Zusammenschluss mi...
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.