Switzerland Neuchatel Rue du Chateau
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Switzerland Neuchatel Rue du Chateau

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A: Switzerland Neuchatel Rue du Chateau Fontaine

by Markus Kaeppeli, 50 meters away

Switzerland Neuchatel Rue du Chateau Fontaine

B: Switzerland Neuchatel Collegiale Terrasse

by Markus Kaeppeli, 80 meters away

"La collegiale" is the name of the church besides the castle of Neuchatel. The castle is the seat of ...

Switzerland Neuchatel Collegiale Terrasse

C: Le Cabinet d'Amateur, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

by R Ballard, 90 meters away

Tucked away along one of the many alleyway-streets of Neuchâtel you can find Le Cabinet d'Amateur (cu...

Le Cabinet d'Amateur, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

D: Bookshop 11 Final B

by R Ballard, 90 meters away

Bookshop 11 Final B

E: Switzerland Nechatel Chateau Inner Court

by Markus Kaeppeli, 100 meters away

The chateau (castle) of Neuchatel is the seat of the cantonal government. It dates back to 1011.Find ...

Switzerland Nechatel Chateau Inner Court

F: Collegial de Neuchâtel 2

by R Ballard, 100 meters away

Out on the grounds of Collegial de Neuchâtel is a round lookout from which you can get a fairly nice ...

Collegial de Neuchâtel 2

G: Collegiale De Neuchâtel (Eglise de Neuchâtel)

by R Ballard, 120 meters away

Overlooking lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland is the church which is joined by the chateau of Neuchâtel whi...

Collegiale De Neuchâtel (Eglise de Neuchâtel)

H: Switzerland Neuchatel Chateau Mur

by Markus Kaeppeli, 140 meters away

The castle is the seat of the government, the church is also used for concerts. "La collegiale" is th...

Switzerland Neuchatel Chateau Mur

I: Switzerland Neuchatel Chateau Pont

by Markus Kaeppeli, 140 meters away

Switzerland Neuchatel Chateau Pont

J: Switzerland Neuchatel Place des Halles

by Markus Kaeppeli, 150 meters away

Switzerland Neuchatel Place des Halles

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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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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