View of Graz
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Zoltan Duray EXPERT Taken 16:20, 02/01/2013 - Views loading...

Advertisement

View of Graz

The World > Europe > Austria

Tags: town, nature, winter

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Austria

map

A: Graz on top of a Shopping Mall

by Fritz Hanke, 10 meters away

On top of a shopping mall in the old town of Graz.See also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graz

Graz on top of a Shopping Mall

B: Graz on top of a Shopping Mall

by Fritz Hanke, 20 meters away

On top of a shopping mall in the old town of Graz.See also  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graz

Graz on top of a Shopping Mall

C: Graz 2009 Gasse

by Sebastian Reiser, 120 meters away

Graz 2009 Gasse

D: Graz

by Sorry, 130 meters away

Graz

E: Hauptplatz of Graz by night

by Klaus Treichler, 130 meters away

Hauptplatz of Graz by night

F: Schlossbergplatz

by Klaus Treichler, 140 meters away

Schlossbergplatz

G: Schlossberg Platz

by Klaus Treichler, 140 meters away

Schlossberg Platz

H: Schlossberg3

by Rami Saarikorpi, 140 meters away

Schlossberg3

I: Graz Schlossbergsteig

by Fritz Hanke, 160 meters away

You can take an elevator upto the Schlossberg or use the stair called Schlossbergsteig.See also  http...

Graz Schlossbergsteig

J: Mursteg, Graz

by Nicolas Galani, 170 meters away

Mursteg, Graz

This panorama was taken in Austria, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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. 

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama