Zurich hauptbahnhof (main station)
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Zurich hauptbahnhof (main station)

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Bilder in der Nähe von Schweiz

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A: Nicki De Saint Phalle

von Rico Riedi, 20 Meter entfernt

Nicki De Saint Phalle

B: Zurich Downtown Winter 2010 7

von Jeffrey Martin, 30 Meter entfernt

Zurich Downtown Winter 2010 7

C: Zurich Hauptbahnhof (main train station)

von Jeffrey Martin, 30 Meter entfernt

Zurich Hauptbahnhof (main train station)

D: Treffpunkt

von Rico Riedi, 40 Meter entfernt

Treffpunkt

E: The football statues.

von Jeffrey Martin, 50 Meter entfernt

The most remarkable thing about these statues is not that one of them has no buttocks, nor that they ...

The football statues.

F: Zurich Hauptbahnhof Main Train Station

von Jeffrey Martin, 50 Meter entfernt

Interior of the main hall at the main tration station in Zurich, Switzerland.

Zurich Hauptbahnhof Main Train Station

G: Bahnhofshalle

von Rico Riedi, 50 Meter entfernt

Bahnhofshalle

H: Anzeigetafel

von Rico Riedi, 60 Meter entfernt

Anzeigetafel

I: Main Station of Zurich

von Monika Moser Nagy, 70 Meter entfernt

Main Station of Zurich

J: Christmas Market at the Main Station in Zurich

von Fritz Hanke, 80 Meter entfernt

There were many people at the Christmas market in the main station. I had to make a lot of photos to ...

Christmas Market at the Main Station in Zurich

Das Panorama wurde in Schweiz, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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