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Nyhavn

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The picturesque Nyhavn with its beautiful old houses along the canal with wooden ships were once the "dangerous" part of the harbour where the sailors would let go after month at sea.

Today the tourists and the citizens of Copenhagen enjoy the lively and colourful café and restaurant atmosphere nearly all the time, day and night. 

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Närliggande bilder i Copenhagen

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A: Nyhavn in Copenhagen

av Mark Peterson, 10 meter bort

Nyhavn is a popular street in Copenhagen. It runs along a canal and is a good spot for outdoor dining...

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

B: New Harbor, Copenhagen

av Brian Opyd, 10 meter bort

Early morning along New Harbor in the city of Copenhagen Denmark. A vintage lightship is moored in th...

New Harbor, Copenhagen

C: Nyhavn Copenhagen

av Marcus Hamilton, 80 meter bort

The Nyhavn area of Copenhagen used to be a 'Sailor's delight', but is now a bustling centre with plen...

Nyhavn Copenhagen

D: Denmark, Copenhagen, Nyhavn Port

av Thomas Blanket, 100 meter bort

Denmark, Copenhagen, Nyhavn Port

E: Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

av Mahmood Hamidi, 100 meter bort

Nyhavn is a colourful 17th century waterfront, canal and popular entertainment district in Copenhagen...

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

F: Copenhagen Nyhavn Autumn

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 120 meter bort

Nyhavn - or New Port, if translated literally - is one of the few remaining examples on the old port ...

Copenhagen Nyhavn Autumn

G: Nyhavn Copenhagen

av Warren Eckstein, 120 meter bort

Beautiful Summer day in Copenhagen

Nyhavn Copenhagen

H: COP15 100 Places To Remember 20091216

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 180 meter bort

Try to Google "100 places to remember (before they disappear)". 100 photos taken by some of the world...

COP15 100 Places To Remember 20091216

I: COP15 Climate Labyrinth 20091216

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 190 meter bort

The environmental program under the United Nations and the Hard Rain project display the Climate Laby...

COP15 Climate Labyrinth 20091216

J: Copenhagen Starling Box Theatre

av Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 210 meter bort

The Royal Theatre located in Copenhagen, Denmark, includes a separate scene, The Starling Box (rough ...

Copenhagen Starling Box Theatre

Det här panoramat togs i Copenhagen, Europe

Detta är en översikt av 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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