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201202051427 Grundlsee Rowena Ralph Salzkammergut

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A: 201002271422 Grundlsee

by Ralph G. Roeske, 1.4 km away

201002271422 Grundlsee

B: 201002271535 Grundlsee

by Ralph G. Roeske, 1.9 km away

201002271535 Grundlsee

C: 201002271503 Grundlsee

by Ralph G. Roeske, 3.9 km away

201002271503 Grundlsee

D: Goessl am Grundlsee, Steiermark, Austria

by Manfred Fuchs, 3.9 km away

One of the beautiful points of the Salzkammergut is the small village Gössl Grundlsee in Styria, Aust...

Goessl am Grundlsee, Steiermark, Austria

E: Bad Aussee

by Ralph G. Roeske, 5.3 km away

Bad Aussee

F: Train at Station Kainisch

by Ralph G. Roeske, 6.5 km away

Train at Station Kainisch

G: Loser

by Bernhard Vogl, 6.5 km away


H: Loser Summit

by Bernhard Vogl, 7.0 km away

Loser Summit

I: Albert Appel House in the so called dead mountain range in the eastern Alps Austria

by Mischa Reisinger, 7.3 km away

Albert Appel House in the so called dead mountain range in the eastern Alps Austria

Albert Appel  House   in the so called dead mountain range    in the eastern Alps    Austria

J: Tauplitzalm Mittersteinbahn

by Jozef Kokes, 9.2 km away

Tauplitz is one of the oldest ski resorts of Styria, Austria.                                        ...

Tauplitzalm Mittersteinbahn

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/salzkammergut, Europe

This is an overview of 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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