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Lucerne Train Station

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Lucerne Train Station

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A: Bicycles at Station

di Willy Kaemena, 30 metri di distanza

Bicycle parking facilities at Lucerne Train Station

Bicycles at Station

B: lucerne bahnhofplatz

di Markus Kaeppeli, 50 metri di distanza

The old railway station of Lucerne burnt down in 1971. It took some time until 1991 for the construct...

lucerne bahnhofplatz

C: Lucerne Train Station

di Willy Kaemena, 60 metri di distanza

Narrow gauge trains in Lucerne train station July 2008

Lucerne Train Station

D: SBB-Intercity Train

di Willy Kaemena, 60 metri di distanza

Lucerne Train Station with SBB double deck Intercity Train set

SBB-Intercity Train

E: Historic Station Portal

di Willy Kaemena, 70 metri di distanza

1971 the Lucerne train station burned completely down. As a reminder this portal stands now in front ...

Historic Station Portal

F: Switzerland Lucerne Bahnhofplatz Nord

di Markus Kaeppeli, 80 metri di distanza

Switzerland Lucerne Bahnhofplatz Nord

G: Switzerland Lucerne Hotel Monopol

di Markus Kaeppeli, 80 metri di distanza

Switzerland Lucerne Hotel Monopol

H: SBB Intercity Train

di Willy Kaemena, 140 metri di distanza

Upper level of Swiss Intercity train

SBB  Intercity Train

I: Boat landing at Luzern

di Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 140 metri di distanza

Winter photo at the boat landing in Lucerne, Switzerland. From the dock, you can see the old city on ...

Boat landing at Luzern

J: KKL Lucerne

di Willy Kaemena, 150 metri di distanza

Culture and Convention Center of Lucerne KKL

KKL Lucerne

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Switzerland, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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.

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