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Grenen

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A: Grenen -The Top of Denmark

by Flemming V. Larsen, 10 meters away

Grenen is the place where two seas, The Skagerak and The Kattegat, meet. The coastline here is ever c...

Grenen -The Top of Denmark

B: Grenen

by Matthias Kunze, 140 meters away

Grenen is the top of Denmark, here the North Sea and the Eastern Sea join. Due to strong currents swi...

Grenen

C: Bunker near Grenen

by Matthias Kunze, 1.2 km away

Bunker near Grenen

D: Drachmanns Grav

by Matthias Kunze, 1.2 km away

Holger Drachmann (9 October 1846 – 14 January 1908) was a danish painter and poet. His ashes are buri...

Drachmanns Grav

E: Resting on the Way to Grenen

by Flemming V. Larsen, 1.3 km away

The parking lot is as far north as you can go by car in Denmark. If you want to go to Grenen to stand...

Resting on the Way to Grenen

F: Skagen, Grenen - Lighthouse

by Bernd Dohrmann - www.360Bilder.de, 1.7 km away

Lighthouse Skagen Grenen

Skagen, Grenen - Lighthouse

G: The Grey Lighthouse At Skagen

by Flemming V. Larsen, 1.8 km away

Here we are on the beach in front of the Grey Lighthouse north of Skagen. The Grey Lighthouse is stil...

The Grey Lighthouse At Skagen

H: Lighthouses North Of Skagen

by Flemming V. Larsen, 3.3 km away

Just north of Skagen you find two old lighthouses no longer in use. At Fyrbakken to the east you see ...

Lighthouses North Of Skagen

I: Swathe Light At Skagen

by Flemming V. Larsen, 3.4 km away

The Swathe Light at Fyrbakken north of Skagen is a replica of an original 400 years old "lighthouse"....

Swathe Light At Skagen

J: Broendums Hotel

by Flemming V. Larsen, 4.0 km away

Broendums Hotel were the place where the Skagen painters and other artist gathered from the 1870's. T...

Broendums Hotel

This panorama was taken in Denmark, 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.

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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