Garden im "Sächsi"
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Garden im "Sächsi"

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A: Viewpoint over Zürich near Strickhof

by Fritz Dallenbach, 510 meters away

This panorama shows a view form above the point Strickhof in Zurich Switzerland. The wether was sunny...

Viewpoint over Zürich near Strickhof

B: Strickhof Garden

by Fritz Dallenbach, 650 meters away

Strickhof Garden

C: Pond in Zurich Irchel Park

by Fritz Dallenbach, 690 meters away

Pond in Zurich Irchel Park

D: The Irchel University of Zurich at Night

by Fritz Dallenbach, 820 meters away

The Irchel University of Zurich at Night

E: SchulTurm

by Markus Lissner, 1.0 km away

SchulTurm

F: Zurich's Landesmuseum by Night

by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 1.4 km away

A view of the little place in front of the Landesmuseum of Zurich, with the train station in the dist...

Zurich's Landesmuseum by Night

H: Gleis 15

by Rico Riedi, 1.4 km away

Gleis 15

J: Couchette Bunks

by Willy Kaemena, 1.4 km away

Couchette (bunks) compartment on  the night  train Zurich - Hamburg

Couchette Bunks

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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