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Nearby images in Grisons


A: Postplatz_by_Night

by Rico Riedi, 50 meters away


B: Storchengasse-Vazerolgasse-Kreuzung-Altstadt-Chur-Schweiz

by Rico Riedi, 80 meters away

The Stork lane (Storchengasse) is the way from the city center to the Kantonsschule. It is part of th...


C: Fontanapark Chur Unter Mammutbaum

by Rico Riedi, 100 meters away

Fontanapark Chur Unter Mammutbaum

D: Regierungsplatz-Altstadt-Chur-Schweiz

by Rico Riedi, 100 meters away

The Vazerol-monument is in the middle of the old government-place (Regierungsplatz). The monument was...


E: Fontanapark Chur Bei Grotte

by Rico Riedi, 120 meters away

Fontanapark Chur Bei Grotte

F: Fontanapark Chur Rueckseite

by Rico Riedi, 130 meters away

Fontanapark Chur Rueckseite

G: Fontanapark Chur Hinter Denkmal

by Rico Riedi, 140 meters away

Fontanapark Chur Hinter Denkmal

H: Fontanapark Chur Vor Denkmal

by Rico Riedi, 140 meters away

Fontanapark Chur Vor Denkmal

I: Tiefbauamt_Grabenstrasse_by_Night

by Rico Riedi, 150 meters away


J: Wiese-Karlihofplatz-Altstadt-Chur-Schweiz

by Rico Riedi, 160 meters away

Green with a big tree next to the Karlihofplatz. The Karlihofplatz is located next to the Graubündner...


This panorama was taken in Grisons, Europe

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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.

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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. 

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