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LO-Skolen Conference Centre

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A: Sunset et Hojstrupgaard Conference Centre

by Flemming V. Larsen, 160 meters away

Sunset et Hojstrupgaard Conference Centre

B: Buffet at Hojstrupgaard

by Flemming V. Larsen, 180 meters away

Buffet at Hojstrupgaard

C: Park near Marienlyst Palace

by Flemming V. Larsen, 1.5 km away

Park near Marienlyst Palace

D: Statue at the Town Square, Helsingor

by Flemming V. Larsen, 2.3 km away

Axeltorv, the town square, with a statue of King Eric of Pomerania (Erik af Pommern) who gave the pri...

Statue at the Town Square, Helsingor

E: Municipal Museum, Sankt Anna Gade

by Flemming V. Larsen, 2.4 km away

Municipal Museum, Sankt Anna Gade

F: Sct Olai Church

by Flemming V. Larsen, 2.5 km away

Sct Olai Church

G: Kronvaerksporten at Kronborg Castle

by Flemming V. Larsen, 2.5 km away

Kronvaerksporten at Kronborg Castle

H: Stengade, the pedestrian street

by Flemming V. Larsen, 2.5 km away

by Møllers Konditori (Tea and pastry shop) who claims to Denmarks oldest.

Stengade, the pedestrian street

I: The Town Hall in Stengade

by Flemming V. Larsen, 2.5 km away

The Town Hall in Stengade

J: Brostraede Ice Cream

by Flemming V. Larsen, 2.6 km away

Brostraede is welknown for it's old Ice Cream Shop

Brostraede Ice Cream

This panorama was taken in Denmark, 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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