20120519 Kleine Scheidegg
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20120519 Kleine Scheidegg

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A: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 10

by Fritz Hanke, 140 meters away

 Late in automn I walked from Grindelwald to Wengen crossing the Kleine Scheidegg, more or less follo...

Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 10

B: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 9

by Fritz Hanke, 150 meters away

 Late in automn I walked from Grindelwald to Wengen crossing the Kleine Scheidegg, more or less follo...

Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 9

C: Rip Tony and Andy...

by Brandon Riza, 360 meters away

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D: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 11

by Fritz Hanke, 550 meters away

 Late in automn I walked from Grindelwald to Wengen crossing the Kleine Scheidegg, more or less follo...

Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 11

E: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 7

by Fritz Hanke, 730 meters away

 Late in automn I walked from Grindelwald to Wengen crossing the Kleine Scheidegg, more or less follo...

Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 7

F: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 6

by Fritz Hanke, 780 meters away

 Late in automn I walked from Grindelwald to Wengen crossing the Kleine Scheidegg, more or less follo...

Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 6

G: The Eiger Nordwand reflected in Fallbodensee

by Brandon Riza, 860 meters away

The Eiger Nordwand reflected in Fallbodensee near Kleine Schidegg in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland.

The Eiger Nordwand reflected in Fallbodensee

H: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 12

by Fritz Hanke, 920 meters away

 Late in automn I walked from Grindelwald to Wengen crossing the Kleine Scheidegg, more or less follo...

Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 12

I: 20120915 Eiger trail 1

by Jiri Syrovatko, 1.7 km away

Panorama at the top parts of Eiger trail at altitude ~2300m, taken on mid September warm sunny day, w...

20120915 Eiger trail 1

J: Dreigestirn Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau

by Marco Steiner, 1.8 km away

Alpenpanorama auf dem Tschuggen schöne Sicht auf den Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau

Dreigestirn Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

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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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