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A: Buochserhorn2

by Markus Mammoliti, 4.2 km away

Buochserhorn2

B: Stanserhorn Lookout

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 4.3 km away

This viewpoint with stunning views of the surrounding alps is on the top of Stanserhorn, a 1898m high...

Stanserhorn Lookout

C: stanserhorn

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 4.5 km away

This viewpoint with stunning views of the surrounding alps is on the top of Stanserhorn, a 1898m high...

stanserhorn

D: Worlds first cabrio-style cable car in Stanserhorn, Switzerland

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 4.6 km away

This panorama was taken on a nice day from the first convertible-style cable car in the world, the Ca...

Worlds first cabrio-style cable car in Stanserhorn, Switzerland

E: Klewenkappelle

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 6.6 km away

Panorama taken in front of a chappen on Klewenalp-Stockhütte in Central Switzerland. The region offer...

Klewenkappelle

F: Klewenalp Lookout

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 6.6 km away

Beautiful view from a lookout point on top of Klewenalp-Stockhütte. On the one side, you can see the ...

Klewenalp Lookout

G: Klewenalp view

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 6.6 km away

Beautiful view from a lookout point on top of Klewenalp-Stockhütte where you have clear views over La...

Klewenalp view

H: Beckenried boatlanding

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 8.3 km away

Panorama taken at the boatlanding in Beckenried, Central Switzerland, another lovely spot along the b...

Beckenried boatlanding

I: Buergenstock Blick Vom Chaenzeli

by Thomas Schwarz, 9.5 km away

Buergenstock Blick Vom Chaenzeli

J: St. Jost Ennetbürgen

by Fabian, 9.5 km away

St. Jost Ennetbürgen

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.

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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