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Rathaus Winter

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A: Old Town Baden Switzerland With Christmas Lights

by Brian Opyd, less than 10 meters away

Baden's old town is decorated with Christmas lights for the holiday season.

Old Town Baden Switzerland With Christmas Lights

B: Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt am 5. Juni 2014

by Sebastian Bauer, 60 meters away

Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt am 5. Juni 2014

C: Baden Rathausgasse with City Tower and Lion Fountain

by Klaus Mayer, 130 meters away

Panorama of the street Rathausgasse with city gate and the Loewenbrunnen fountain from 1822 in the hi...

Baden Rathausgasse with City Tower and Lion Fountain

D: At the End of the Market in Baden

by dieter henrion, 170 meters away

On the Market last Saterday in Baden, Aargau, Switzerland. Went there with the Fotoklub for a Photo S...

At the End of the Market in Baden

E: Villa Boveri Garden Four Seasons Statues

by Brian Opyd, 180 meters away

Four statues representing the four seasons at the Villa Boveri Garden in Baden Switzerland.

Villa Boveri Garden Four Seasons Statues

F: Baden Schlossbergplatz

by Klaus Mayer, 200 meters away

Baden with a population of over 18,000 is a town in the canton Aargau in Switzerland. Baden is locate...

Baden Schlossbergplatz

G: Villa Boveri Garden Fountain

by Brian Opyd, 200 meters away

The fountain at the Villa Boveri garden in Baden, Switzerland.

Villa Boveri Garden Fountain

H: St. Nikolaus Chapel and Historic Town Centre of Baden

by Klaus Mayer, 240 meters away

Panoramic views from the castle ruins of Stein over the historic town centre of Baden in the Kanton A...

St. Nikolaus Chapel and Historic Town Centre of Baden

I: Baden Railway Station and CBD from Ruin Stein

by Klaus Mayer, 250 meters away

Panoramic views over the CBD and railway station of Baden in the canton Aargau of Switzerland. The ca...

Baden Railway Station and CBD from Ruin Stein

J: Swiss Reformed Church and Bahnhofsplatz of Baden

by Klaus Mayer, 480 meters away

Panorama of the Bahnhofsplatz with the Swiss Reformed Church above the river Limmat in Baden. Baden i...

Swiss Reformed Church and Bahnhofsplatz of Baden

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.

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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.

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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