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Rhonegletscher 1

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Switzerland

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A: Rhonegletscher 2

door Thomas Schwarz, 50 hier vandaan

Rhonegletscher 2

B: Rhonegletscher

door Rafael DeVill, 60 hier vandaan

The Rhonegletscher in Switzerland is right next to the Furka pass, and can be acessed by foot without...

Rhonegletscher

C: Rhonegletscher

door Thomas Schwarz, 60 hier vandaan

Rhonegletscher

D: Rhonegletscher Eishoehle 1

door Thomas Schwarz, 130 hier vandaan

Rhonegletscher Eishoehle 1

E: Rhonegletscher Eishoehle

door Thomas Schwarz, 160 hier vandaan

Rhonegletscher Eishoehle

F: Rhone glacier

door Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 250 hier vandaan

The location of this panorama is right underneath the Rhone glacier on the Furka pass in the Alps of ...

Rhone glacier

G: Rhone Glacier, Furka pass

door Equa Lizer, 380 hier vandaan

View from the mountain near the Rhone Glacier, Furka pass

Rhone Glacier, Furka pass

H: On the way to Furkapass

door Jakub Hruska, 500 hier vandaan

On the way to Furkapass

I: Furkapass, Grimselpass, Rhonegletscher, Obergoms

door Dieter Hofer, 1.7 hier vandaan

Furkapass, Grimselpass, Rhonegletscher, Obergoms

J: Nägelisgrätli near Grimsel

door Erik Krause, 2.1 hier vandaan

The Nägelisgrätli provides a nice walk from Grimsel pass to the Rhone Glacier or vice versa. High abo...

Nägelisgrätli near Grimsel

Dit panorama is genomen in Switzerland, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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