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A: Look-out tower of Eschenberg

Par Monika Moser Nagy, A 5.4 km

The iron tower on the top of the Eschenberg (591 meters above sea level) was set to replace two woode...

Look-out tower of Eschenberg

B: Switzerland, Winterthur, Töss

Par Lukas Bischoff, A 5.4 km

Switzerland, Winterthur, Töss

C: Church of Winterthur

Par Robert Schneider, A 6.7 km

Innenaufnahme der Stadtkirche Winterthur

Church of Winterthur

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Par Bernhard Ehrminger, A 7.2 km

E: Aerial View of Grafstal - Switzerland

Par Martin Haemmerli, A 8.0 km

Grafstal which belongs to Lindau ZH is locate in-between Zurich and Winterthur. Flight altitude for t...

Aerial View of Grafstal - Switzerland

F: Aerial View of Winterberg - Switzerland

Par Martin Haemmerli, A 8.1 km

Winterberg which belongs to Lindau ZH is locate in-between Zurich and Winterthur. Flight altitude for...

Aerial View of Winterberg - Switzerland

G: Church of Winterthur

Par Robert Schneider, A 9.7 km

Stadtkirche Winterthur

Church of Winterthur

H: Aerial View of Lindau - Switzerland

Par Martin Haemmerli, A 10.0 km

Lindau is a small village in-between Zurich and Winterthur. Flight altitude was 270 meters above grou...

Aerial View of Lindau - Switzerland

I: Aerial View of Tagelswangen - Switzerland

Par Martin Haemmerli, A 10.5 km

Lindau ist eine politische Gemeinde im Bezirk Pfäffikon des Kantons Zürich in der Schweiz. Zu Lindau ...

Aerial View of Tagelswangen - Switzerland

J: Feietbach Giesse

Par Martin Maag, A 12.2 km

Feietbach Giesse

Ce panorama é été pris à Switzerland, Europe

Ceci est un aperçu de 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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