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Pfeilburg Fuerstenfeld

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Austria

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A: Central square of Fürstenfeld

di Florian Deutsch, 130 metri di distanza

Central square of Fürstenfeld

B: Feistritzwall 2

di Florian Deutsch, 240 metri di distanza

Feistritzwall 2

C: Feistritzwall

di Florian Deutsch, 290 metri di distanza

Feistritzwall

D: Tabakbrücke

di Florian Deutsch, 460 metri di distanza

Tabakbrücke

E: Prothestant church Füstenfeld

di Florian Deutsch, 770 metri di distanza

Prothestant church Füstenfeld

F: Dreikreuzberg

di Florian Deutsch, 820 metri di distanza

Dreikreuzberg

G: Chapel "Wieskapelle"

di Florian Deutsch, 1.6 km di distanza

Chapel "Wieskapelle"

H: Feistritz

di Florian Deutsch, 2.3 km di distanza

At the River Feistritz near Fürstenfeld

Feistritz

I: Picnicparadise Rudersdorf

di Florian Deutsch, 3.3 km di distanza

Picnicplace near the Fritzmühle

Picnicparadise Rudersdorf

J: Mill Bridge above the River Lafnitz

di Florian Deutsch, 3.3 km di distanza

Mill Bridge above the River Lafnitz

Mill Bridge above the River Lafnitz

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Austria, 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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