Riddarholm Church
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Riddarholm Church

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A: Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm, Sweden

by Jozef Kokes, 30 meters away

The Riddarholmen Church is the burial church of the Swedish monarchs. It is located on the island of ...

Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm, Sweden

B: Birger Jarl's Torg with The Riddarholmen Church

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 30 meters away

The Riddarholmen Church The Riddarholmen Church is the burial place for the Swedish kings. Kings from...

Birger Jarl's Torg with The Riddarholmen Church

C: Riddarholmen

by Vil Muhametshin, 30 meters away

Riddarholmen ("The Knights' Islet") is a small islet, part of Gamla Stan, the old town. Its main land...

Riddarholmen

D: Riddarholmen

by Rafael DeVill, 30 meters away

Riddarholmen - The Knights' Islet - is a small island in the historic old town of Stockholm: Gamla St...

Riddarholmen

E: Riddarholmskyrkan

by Rafael DeVill, 40 meters away

Riddarholmen - The Knights' Islet - is a small island in the historic old town of Stockholm: Gamla St...

Riddarholmskyrkan

F: Riddarholmsbron

by Rafael DeVill, 40 meters away

Riddarholmen - The Knights' Islet - is a small island in the historic old town of Stockholm: Gamla St...

Riddarholmsbron

G: Riddarhuset, May 1, 2009: Jenny and Maximilian get married

by Stefan Geens, 120 meters away

Jenny and Maximilian got married in the great hall of Riddarhuset, the House of Nobility, in Stockhol...

Riddarhuset, May 1, 2009: Jenny and Maximilian get married

H: The Old Parliament Building

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 120 meters away

This building is known as "The Old Parliament Building or in Swedish, "Gamla Riksdagshuset". It serve...

The Old Parliament Building

I: Swedish House of Nobility

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 130 meters away

Riddarhuset in English "House of Knights". During the four chamber "Estates of Realm" parliament this...

Swedish House of Nobility

J: Quay of the Riddarholmen

by Vil Muhametshin, 140 meters away

The western end of the Riddarholmen island gives a magnificent panoramic view of the bay Riddarfjärde...

Quay of the Riddarholmen

This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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.

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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. 

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