Stadtplatz and Leopoldibrunnen, Steyr
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Stadtplatz and Leopoldibrunnen, Steyr

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A: Steyr, Stadtplatz

di Roberto Scavino, 20 metri di distanza

Steyr, Stadtplatz

B: Mainsquare and Town Hall of Steyr

di Martin Kneth, 30 metri di distanza

In the first half of the 18th Century was the old Town Hall very dilapidated. In 1757, therefore subm...

Mainsquare and Town Hall of Steyr

C: Steyr, Stadtplatz and the Rococo Town Hall

di Roberto Scavino, 50 metri di distanza

Steyr, Stadtplatz and the Rococo Town Hall

D: Steyr, a Clockwork Arcade

di Roberto Scavino, 150 metri di distanza

Steyr, a Clockwork Arcade

E: Stadtpfarrkirche Steyr

di Wolfgang Diesenreiter, 250 metri di distanza

Stadtpfarrkirche Steyr

F: Steyr, courtyard of the Lamberg Castle

di Roberto Scavino, 280 metri di distanza

Steyr, courtyard of the Lamberg Castle

G: Steyr, Grünmarkt and the Städtisches Heimathaus

di Roberto Scavino, 290 metri di distanza

Steyr, Grünmarkt and the Städtisches Heimathaus

H: Viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr

di Martin Kneth, 330 metri di distanza

This viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr gives a good overview of the confluence of the Enns and S...

Viewpoint in front of the castle Steyr

I: Steyr, the bridge over Enns river

di Roberto Scavino, 350 metri di distanza

Steyr, the bridge over Enns river

J: Pedestrian bridge over Steyr river

di Roberto Scavino, 380 metri di distanza

Pedestrian bridge over Steyr river

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Upper Austria, Europe

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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.

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