Brücke Lendhafen - 31.12.2011
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Brücke Lendhafen - 31.12.2011

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A: Visiting the Claddagh - 01.06.2010

by Markus Ortner, 420 meters away

Panorama taken during a causual visit in "The Claddagh", an irish Pub in Klagenfurt. Handheld taken w...

Visiting the Claddagh - 01.06.2010

B: Klagenfurt Kiki-Kogelnik-Platz

by Fritz Hanke, 440 meters away


Klagenfurt Kiki-Kogelnik-Platz

C: Klagenfurt Landhaus

by Fritz Hanke, 460 meters away

See in German

Klagenfurt Landhaus

D: Christmas Market Klagenfurt 2010

by Markus Ortner, 490 meters away

The Christmas Market 2010 in Klagenfurt

Christmas Market Klagenfurt 2010

E: StadtLesen 2010 in Klagenfurt

by Markus Ortner, 500 meters away

StadtLesen (City Reading) 2010 is an event where the main squares of Austrian cities are converted to...

StadtLesen 2010 in Klagenfurt

F: Easter Market 2011

by Markus Ortner, 500 meters away

Welcome to the 2011 Easter Market in Klagenfurt.

Easter Market 2011

G: Public Viewing WM 2010 Klagenfurt - Germany vs. England

by Markus Ortner, 500 meters away

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Public Viewing WM 2010 Klagenfurt - Germany vs. England

H: Klagenfurt - Neuer Platz 2

by Igor Adamec, 510 meters away

Klagenfurt - Neuer Platz 2

I: Klagenfurt Lindworm

by Fritz Hanke, 540 meters away


Klagenfurt Lindworm

J: Twin Cities Klagenfurt

by Markus Ortner, 550 meters away

The mosaic near the Neuer Platz shows the emblems of all the twin cities of Klagenfurt as well as the...

Twin Cities Klagenfurt

This panorama was taken in Klagenfurt, 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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