Feeding the ducks
At "Søndersø" the ducks and swans are always looking for a peace of bread to eat. They got what they were looking for...
In the middle of medieval Maribo, you will find Hotel Maribo Søpark, with an astonishing view ...
During the summer you can take the tourist boat "Anemonen" on a trip around the lake in Maribo. Here ...
The sculpture at the town square in Maribo is called Lolandspigen (The girl from Lolland) and is made...
Maribo lies between to lakes N?rres? and S?nders?. Here we are at the small boat harbour at S?nders?.
Ferries between Denmark and Germany
On board of one of the ferry boats between Germany and Denmark on the route Roedby - Puttgarden. A 5...
Upper passenger deck on one of the ferries between Germany and Denmark
On the passenger deck with shops and restaurants
Train and car ferry between Puttgarden ( Germany ) and Rødby ( Denmark ) the 19km trip takes abou...
Until the completion of the inter island bridges between the main danish islands Sjaelland and Fyn ...
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.