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Oybin Rock 2

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A: Oybin Vorplatz

by Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de, 10 meters away

The castle Oybin in January 2011. The medieval castle (Castle of Emperor Charles IV) with the Gothic ...

Oybin Vorplatz

B: Oybin Ruine 1

by Christian Hartmann, 80 meters away

Oybin Ruine 1

C: Oybin Rock

by Christian Hartmann, 80 meters away

Oybin Rock

D: Oybin 24 Tor-Turm Nacht

by Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de, 80 meters away

The castle Oybin in January 2011. The medieval castle (Castle of Emperor Charles IV) with the Gothic ...

Oybin 24 Tor-Turm Nacht

E: Oybin 25 Bergkirche Nacht

by Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de, 90 meters away

The castle Oybin in January 2011. The medieval castle (Castle of Emperor Charles IV) with the Gothic ...

Oybin 25 Bergkirche Nacht

F: Oybin 27 Winter

by Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de, 90 meters away

The castle Oybin in January 2011. The medieval castle (Castle of Emperor Charles IV) with the Gothic ...

Oybin 27 Winter

G: Oybin 23 Aufgang Nacht

by Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de, 90 meters away

The castle Oybin in January 2011. The medieval castle (Castle of Emperor Charles IV) with the Gothic ...

Oybin 23 Aufgang Nacht

H: Oybin 18 Kaiserhaus

by Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de, 100 meters away

The castle Oybin in January 2011. The medieval castle (Castle of Emperor Charles IV) with the Gothic ...

Oybin 18 Kaiserhaus

I: 0253 20110502 Ritterspiele Oybin

by Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de, 100 meters away

Teamfoto der "Oybiner Ritterspiele" gegen Ende der Frühjahrs-Spielzeit 2011.

0253 20110502 Ritterspiele Oybin

J: Oybin Church 2

by Christian Hartmann, 100 meters away

Oybin Church 2

This panorama was taken in 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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