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[–]DenmarkReallyMuhammad 1309 points1310 points  (111 children)

Netherlands and Denmark are just painted on.

[–]DenmarkSocketRience 667 points668 points  (54 children)

we're just the sea weed on the northern coast of germany and france

[–]That_randomdutchguy 210 points211 points  (51 children)

Yeah we have a huge mountain in Limburg NL, one of the tallest in NL, and they just show us as flat? :P

[–]Denmarkgrevemoeskr 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Hey, we also have a mountains here. We have a mountain called "Mount Heaven", which is a towering 147 meters above sea level. And a another one called "Mill High", which is an impressive 170 meters above sea level

[–]That_randomdutchguy 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I'm sorry, did you say above sea level? How? Where are your dikes and dunes to stop the floods? ;)

[–]European UnionZeurpiet 12 points13 points  (0 children)

under sea level obviously. they don't keep out the water by hovering at 1000 m above sea level

[–]Phasko 28 points29 points  (8 children)

That "mountain" is actually just a hill.

[–]That_randomdutchguy 61 points62 points  (6 children)

I am very much aware of that fact.

[–]Phasko 27 points28 points  (4 children)

I think they should at least give us some holes for our polders. Nobody cares about mountains, polders is what it's all about!

[–]SwedenPhhhhuh 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Aye, they get rad after Economics.

[–]Denmarkmcmanybucks 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You can see the little bit thats our mountain..

[–]Just above sea levelWideEyedWand3rer 115 points116 points  (20 children)

What is 'raised relief' that OP is talking about?

[–]trexdoor 107 points108 points  (17 children)

For you guys, it's like a depression map only it's in the other direction.

[–]Just above sea levelWideEyedWand3rer 88 points89 points  (11 children)

I actually think depressions are more of a Danish thing.

[–]Nieder-DeutschlandPresumedSapient 106 points107 points  (9 children)

Finnish actually. And they seek solace in alcohol.

[–]Suomiteel 172 points173 points  (2 children)

Did someone say alcohol?

[–]Just above sea levelWideEyedWand3rer 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Alcoholism, another list where you're above us...

[–]noahravn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Actually it's more a greenland thing.

[–]reymt 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh, so it's an expressionist map of europe.

[–]Sjeiken 33 points34 points  (10 children)

I can confirm that in Denmark the earth is flat.

[–]PorreKaj 28 points29 points  (3 children)

How can Denmark be flat if our eyes aren't?

[–]Lombard Europeanmedhelan 23 points24 points  (4 children)

northern italy too

[–]Portugalwaldyrious 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Oh wow, wtf? I had no idea the contrast was so marked in that region. What's the geological explanation for that?

Edit: Looks like it's the Po Valley:

The plain is the surface of an in-filled system of ancient canyons (the "Apennine Foredeep") extending from the Apennines in the south to the Alps in the north, including the northern Adriatic. (...) Since the Messinian (7-5 mya) the system has been filling with sediment mainly from the older Apennines but also from the Alps.

[–]The NetherlandsCRE178 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Well good. I don't like mountains. They're coarse and rough and irritating...

[–]DenmarkSethos88 1473 points1474 points  (133 children)

Sorry but this map is clearly wrong. We have a huge mountain called Himmelbjerget in Denmark, easily one of the biggest mountains in Europe, yet here the country is completely flat? It's obvious someone has an agenda.

[–]FinlandAngeldust01 660 points661 points  (40 children)

We have a huge mountain called Himmelbjerget in Denmark

The fact that you call it "Sky Mountain" is funny as fuck.

[–]The Netherlandstimok 495 points496 points  (34 children)

The highest point on the Dutch island of Texel is called the Hoge Berg (high mountain). It's 15 meters tall.

[–]DenmarkSecuter 298 points299 points  (30 children)

You reached the low countries when a sand dune can hold the record of the highest point.

[–]Zuid Holland (Netherlands)Alirius 112 points113 points  (26 children)

Hey we have a hill in Limburg that's like 80m.

[–]MobiusF117 116 points117 points  (25 children)

The Vaalserberg is 322 meters.

Still not quite a mountain, but its something

[–]Braunschweigmi_father_es_mufasa 116 points117 points  (9 children)

When I moved to Maastricht I followed a guided tour. The tour guide said, if she speaks with Dutch, she is speaking of mountains, if she speaks with Germans she speaks of hills.

[–]Australiaverynayce 27 points28 points  (7 children)

Hey I broke a sweat climbing a hill near Maastricht once. Sint Pieter I think it was. Took me at least ten minutes.

[–]AmsterdamMonsieurClickClick 48 points49 points  (6 children)

We've got Saba, a Caribbean island with an 887m (2,910 ft) volcano.

[–]Is this the way to /r/cirkeltrek?TropicalAudio 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Slight political/geographic cheating, but I'll take it nonetheless.

[–]Íslandelias2718 9 points10 points  (4 children)

[–]Swamp GermanReinierPersoon 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Except that Greenland isn't a part of Denmark itself, it's just a constituent country of the Kingdom. Mount Scenery in the Caribbean is on Saba, which is actually a part of the Netherlands proper and not just one of the constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Saba is Dutch clay.

[–]The_NWah_Times 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Ah, winning by a technicality. The best kind of winning!

[–]Zuid Holland (Netherlands)Alirius 15 points16 points  (0 children)

O shit I underestimated us

[–]Denmark_mach 34 points35 points  (0 children)

That's like typical Danish humour, though. Understated and snarky as fuck.

[–]TheShruik 675 points676 points  (23 children)

It's fucking 147m high x)

[–]East Frieslandx0y1 256 points257 points  (17 children)

WOW that must be a mountain. Our highest point is a sand dune on a island with +24.4m, highest point inland is anohter dune with +18.5m

[–]Friesland (Netherlands)lorzore 79 points80 points  (10 children)

You are the first person I have seen with that flag, so may I ask if they actually speak Frysk in East Friesland?

[–]Milton_Smith 63 points64 points  (6 children)

They speak Frisian (Frysk) in a small town called Saterland. Apart from that it isn't spoken anymore in East Frisia (Ostfriesland). But there's also an area called North Frisia (Nordfriesland) in Schleswig-Holstein where they speak Frisian.

[–]The Netherlandsfuryg3 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Follow-up: is the Frisian spoken in Germany (in Oost/Nord Friesland) and the Netherlands mostly mutually intelligible?

[–]East Frieslandx0y1 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Ha you wish.

Saterfriesisch: Die Wänt strookede dät Wucht uum ju Keeuwe un oapede hier ap do Sooken.

Nordfriesisch (Mooring): Di dreng aide dåt foomen am dåt kan än mäket har aw da siike.

Westfriesisch: De jonge streake it famke om it kin en tute har op 'e wangen.

Ostfriesisches Platt: De Jung straaktde dat Wicht um't Kinn to un tuutjede hör up de Wangen.

Niederdeutsch: De Jong strakel de Deern üm't Kinn un küss ehr up de Wangen.

Niederländisch : De jongen streelde het meisje over haar kin en kuste haar op haar wangen.

Niedersächsisch (Niederlande): De jonge strek 't dearntje um de kinne en gaf heur een smok

Ostfälisch (Niedersachsen): De Jung strakele de Deern umt Kinn un gaww öhr een Säuten up de Wangen.

Hochdeutsch: Der Junge streichelte dem Mädchen ums Kinn und küsste es auf die Wangen.

Englisch: The boy stroked the girl around the chin and kissed her on the cheeks.

From the (German) you can find some books

To make it more complicated even one Town 20km from another may speak/write some words differently

[–]The Netherlandsfuryg3 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Thanks! Yeah I could imagine some divergence but was wondering if there was understandable pronunciation (amongst Frisians) and vocabulary.

It looks like there's about as much understanding between two 'Frisian' speakers from different regions as there is between a Dutch speaker (like myself) trying to understand Dutch Frisian (I can't).

[–]North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)Waramo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Möönsterläner Platt (Mönsterländer Platt / Westphälisch): De Jung strakel de Düürn um't kiin au küüst et op daa waang'n.
i'm posible the last nativ speaker (30 years old) of it, but im loosing it hard since my grandfather died, and i moved away from home. I can still manage to speak with my best body (east friesin). But it is hard to keep a language when you cant use it...

[–]Tirrojansheep 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Center Frisian represent!

[–]East Frieslandx0y1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

There are a few of us here with this flag. My Grandmother was the last one that could speak it from from the frisian side of my family, died in the 80s at 84. I know myself only a little bit. We speek this days only plat (+German/Dutch)

In the 70s nearly all our teachers are from ruhrpott and the did not like the local language and as Milton_Smith pointed out execept in a small region to the south the language ist mostly forgotten here.

The try to reviving some of the old, aka printing books, teaching and so on. There is more of our own culture this days as a few decades ago.....

[–]Skynuts 4 points5 points  (0 children)

147m is insanely high in Denmark. You don't want to go there without bringing an oxygen tank.

[–]LithuaniaArtistEngineer 101 points102 points  (11 children)

I'll be going there in August!

Will I need any sort of special breathing apparatus, or climbing gear for the ascent?

Should I inform someone before I leave in case the weather turns bad and I get stuck on the summit?

[–]NorwayHelenEk7 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Many have passed away trying.. you sure you are willing to risk your life for this??

[–]LithuaniaArtistEngineer 11 points12 points  (3 children)

It's my YOLO moment.

[–]UK-Lib Dem|LeaveRonald-Hapchwarae 27 points28 points  (0 children)

You should write out your will and sort out your estate before you go, you might want to call suicide prevention before you go to ad climbing this dune is suicide, not one soul has made it half way up and come down to tell the tale.

[–]Djinneral 7 points8 points  (0 children)

turn back

[–]Zero_Fox_ 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Out of curiosity - are you coming for the Regatta?

[–]United States of AmericaPolske322 70 points71 points  (25 children)

Oh yeah? Behold the mighty Vaalserberg!

[–]It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sinPM_Me_Your_Ladyboys 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Oh my, I'm shivering just by watching it.

[–]Leprechorn 25 points26 points  (13 children)

...and they own like a third of it. Way to go, Dutch people

[–]United States of AmericaPolske322 23 points24 points  (12 children)

The church in Holland banned depictions of the Alps as superstitious blasphemy

[–]TheLastDylanThomas 15 points16 points  (4 children)

We do have a bigger mountain.. the Netherlands has territory outside of Europe.

[–]Bouvet Islandyearofthewaterbug 6 points7 points  (0 children)

so majestic

[–]Baden-Württemberg (Germany)MrTripl3M 99 points100 points  (1 child)

Himmelbjerget "huge"

Ah you danish make the best jokes.

Greeting from the hilly Black Forest.

[–]pnossiop 16 points17 points  (0 children)


I heard the Bolivian national team does high altitude training there.

[–]IndiaHitesh0630 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Wow I didn't know Denmark was this flat

[–]BadWombat 34 points35 points  (1 child)

It's even flatter

[–]PortugalBugaTuga 22 points23 points  (0 children)


[–]ratlehead 5 points6 points  (2 children)

We have the great egg-mountain in Estonia which is absent as well

[–]Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)Angaram 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And we called our most hilly area "Holstein Switzerland" The highest "Mountain" is 167m high.

[–]European UnionKvalitetstidEnsam 213 points214 points  (103 children)

I like it, but I am not so sure about the depiction of the Iberian Peninsula as a some sort of desert wasteland.

[–]madplayshd 207 points208 points  (8 children)

It's actually a map from 50 years in the future.

[–]The Netherlandspalkab 89 points90 points  (5 children)

Why are we not flooded then? :p

[–]Nieder-DeutschlandPresumedSapient 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Like always: dikes and windmills steam-powered pumps!

[–]Omnilatent 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Cause you guys are the best water engineers in the whole fucking world

[–]The Netherlandsterror406 14 points15 points  (0 children)

We told the North Sea not to, pointing to the corpse of the South Sea to show it what would happen if it tried.

[–]EspañaJorgeGT 140 points141 points  (64 children)

While now in summer it is not very green, it certainly isn't a white, sandy desert. Source: this was taken yesterday.

[–]Arthur_Boo_Radley 122 points123 points  (55 children)

Okay, I gotta ask, does Portugal have some kind of anti-cloud defense system? I mean, what's up with that?

[–]PortugalZe_ 135 points136 points  (37 children)

We have over 300 sunny days per year, sometimes I even forget the sky can be a different color from blue.

[–]Portugalthespiantess 44 points45 points  (27 children)

We must live in totally different places. We have about 9 months of winter where the sky is never blue.

[–]Germanypotatoschnitzle 68 points69 points  (2 children)

The difference between northerners and southerners.

[–]Brazilmarble-pig 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Now I get it why you guys were so comfortable when you came here, the sky behaves just the same! A match made in heaven...

[–]PortugalZe_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I work with some Brasilians, they all say that each year our weather becames closer and closer to the weather in Brasil. climate change I guess.

[–]Swamp GermanReinierPersoon 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I have the same feeling about the sky, but with grey instead of blue.

[–]United KingdomSidian 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I know that feel bro

[–]Arthur_Boo_Radley 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think the Dutch will wanna have a word with you.

[–]haaam_girl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Malta here. I see the Portuguese have stolen our anti-cloud defense system!

[–]Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)MostOriginalNickname 32 points33 points  (4 children)

We call them windshield for a reason

[–]FranceMnyx 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Probably a picture taken by satellite so it's a mix up of several pictures, they picked one without cloud I think for the land one.

[–]EspañaJorgeGT 25 points26 points  (0 children)

No, it is not the case in this image. This is a single acquisition by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA Aqua satellite, taken yesterday at 13:15 UTC. Here's the raw data.

[–]United Kingdom2a95 13 points14 points  (1 child)

You get the same thing in the UK:

Basically it's low cloud that forms because of the difference in temperature between the air above and the sea. Overnight, the low cloud might move inland, and then during the day it burns back, hugging the coastline. In the UK it's often called haar or sea fret.

[–]PortugalodraciRRicardo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's mostly fog. I'm not sure if technically there's a difference.

Its sometimes like that during the summer. My guess is it's sea water evaporation during very hot days, and depending on the winds.

Yesterday I walked near the sea in the afternoon. 20m-40m near the coast was foggy, but inland was searing hot.

[–]Finlandkuikuilla 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hot air can contain more humidity before it condenses into clouds. Sea = cold air, land = warm air.

[–]i_removed_my_traces 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Where do you get a day old satelite-images?

[–]EspañaJorgeGT 21 points22 points  (0 children)

This one from here. But they have this very handy interface now where you can add a lot of different layers and so on.

Note that all these are low-medium res, for a bit higher (10m per pixel) you can browse Sentinel-2 imaginery here, although revisit time is lower. When the second Sentinel-2 data pipe is fully operative we should get images each 4-5 days I think.

Also you can take a look at the geostationary Meteosat images, they are more real-time but of course of much lower resolution.

[–]Hungaryhowaboot 298 points299 points  (21 children)

[–]Francemosha48 54 points55 points  (12 children)

how/where do you get these pictures ?

[–]Hungaryhowaboot 121 points122 points  (8 children)

I figured there could be a bigger version, so I right-clicked the image in Chrome and hit "Search Google for this image". It brings up a page with "Find other sizes of this image: All sizes - Medium - Large" and I clicked Large. This is a really amazing feature of Google, it tracks images and knows which are scaled versions of each other.

[–]Francemosha48 32 points33 points  (6 children)

I hoped there would be a website where you could select a place and it would render it for you

[–]addol95 81 points82 points  (4 children)

the good news is, you can do it yourself!
step 1: choose a 3D modeling package. Blender is free. Cinema4D has a plugin dedicated to this.
step 2: aquire a heightmap. DEM data is what you're looking for. you could even google "europe heightmap
step 3: render that shizniz.

the technique is the same, but terminology can vary between software.
in the end, you use a heightmap to generate 3D geometry.
i actually do the same, using custom generated terrain instead of real world geometry

[–]bj0rnisL 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I would love to play around in this like google earth. I found some more pictures from the same gallery.


[–]qtx 27 points28 points  (0 children)

The name of the guy who made them is Anton Balazh and you can get most of his maps here,

[–]United KingdomTeskje[S] 441 points442 points  (65 children)

A raised-relief map of central/eastern Europe (with a touch of Turkey ;) )

[–]Romaniabarba_rossa 96 points97 points  (14 children)

Greece looks like an uninhabitable rocky wasteland.

[–]poetrywoman 12 points13 points  (0 children)

For the most part it was. What I think Smaug is talking about in his comment is that because of how rocky it was interactions between city states where rare and trade dangerous over land. That's why Greece became such a naval power. The people had to learn to be good sailors just to travel and trade.

[–]The NetherlandsSmaugtheStupendous 17 points18 points  (7 children)

Which is a good part of the reason the ancient Greek city states were able to thrive in the way they did.

[–]jtr99 9 points10 points  (1 child)

And a good part of why the Greeks were so keen to colonize the flat agricultural valleys of what is now western Turkey.

[–]Nieder-DeutschlandPresumedSapient 212 points213 points  (6 children)

Silly man, if you made that a second post you could have harvest double the karma!

[–]United KingdomTeskje[S] 182 points183 points  (5 children)

That's okay :D you can post it for the karma


Thanks to /u/Orleanian for my first gold ❤️❤️

[–]piankolada 126 points127 points  (2 children)

Are you reddit Jesus?

[–]TEGEKEN 67 points68 points  (0 children)

He got downvoted for our sins

[–]Sjeiken 15 points16 points  (15 children)

may i ask how this is made?

[–]United KingdomTeskje[S] 54 points55 points  (6 children)

The author took 3D spatial data from a NASA and then re-scaled the z axis to exaggerate the relief. I'm not sure exactly what software was used, sorry :/

[–]Sjeiken 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Thanks, gotta love NASA

[–]AlcaDotS 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Do you have a link? :)

[–]United KingdomTeskje[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Here you go my friend

That's the author's shutterstock. It is all royalty free afaik

[–]DenmarkMyFuckingUser 11 points12 points  (0 children)

yes you may.

[–]BelgiumBombastik_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You may ask.

[–]De_Rossi_But_Juve 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Permission granted.

[–]addol95 8 points9 points  (4 children)

step 1: choose a 3D modeling package. Blender is free. Cinema4D has a plugin dedicated to this.
step 2: aquire a heightmap. DEM data is what you're looking for. you could even google "europe heightmap
step 3: render that shizniz.

the technique is the same, but terminology can vary between software.
in the end, you use a heightmap to generate 3D geometry.
i actually do the same, using custom generated terrain instead of real world geometry

[–]EthpanyaJames_Locke 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Is Eastern Europe Mordor?

[–]III Spanish Republicneonmarkov 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Makes sense, Hungary fits the bill with the weird-ass language and of course the shape, plus they have some hot water springs...there must be a volcano somewhere in there

[–]comepolla 8 points9 points  (0 children)

One does not simply walk into Serbia...

...they still have customs controls.

[–]Irelandshanemitchell 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can really see why Ukraine is known as the Bread Basket of Europe

[–]NorwayHelenEk7 15 points16 points  (9 children)

This is why Norway doesn't fear climate change. We will definitively still be above water...

[–]SirWinstonSmith 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Too bad most houses are by the coast, and fairly close to the water line...

[–]d4n4n 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Meh, not close enough for a significant portion to go under.

[–]RR1294 117 points118 points  (30 children)

Ahh, the glorious Roman Empire!

[–]kebab who is whiter than a nordic guy.Montezumawazzap 58 points59 points  (2 children)

It looks like a Civ V map.

[–]spamjavelin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I was thinking r/civ would like this.

[–]Timitzi 54 points55 points  (22 children)

Could we have a version of Scandinavia?

[–]United KingdomTeskje[S] 113 points114 points  (21 children)

[–]Lower Saxony (Germany)Banane9 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I see you rightfully included the whole Swedish Empire ;)

[–]NorwayHelenEk7 23 points24 points  (4 children)

What a beautiful sight...! I'm almost tearing up. (And no, I'm not kidding..)

[–]Nieder-DeutschlandPresumedSapient 25 points26 points  (0 children)

With exaggerated relief Spain, Portugal, and France have no flat land at all. And the Italian Po-valley is about as flat as the Netherlands (which is clearly not entirely flat, the Veluwe area is hilly).

It's also nice to see how expansive the Norwegian relief is. Driving in the Alps has some fun parts, but you stick mostly to long valleys. Driving in Norway is like a vast region of only interesting & fun parts :D

[–]Guernseysolzhe 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I didn't realise just how mountainous the Pyrenees and Alps are. Makes Hannibals crossing all the more impressive.

Also, glad to see Guernsey on a map of Europe!

Edit: Oh I see it's an exaggerated relief. I should have read the title I'm an idiot

[–]III Spanish Republictheluckkyg 26 points27 points  (1 child)

You didn't realise how mountainous those two mountain chains are?

[–]Guernseysolzhe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It was probably a bad choice of words. I meant I was surprised how stark the contrast was. Bear in mind I come from a tiny island that barely has so much as a hill. Mountains are a bit alien to me it's easy to forget the scale of stuff in real countries!

[–]ScotlandCGP_Yellow 72 points73 points  (6 children)

Spain and Italy are thicc

[–]Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)MostOriginalNickname 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No need to worry about sea level

[–]AlacantMarranyo 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Bit of ironing wouldn't be bad, no. :P

I love mountains.

[–]ImperialDeath 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Reminds me a bit about the crusader kings 2 opening map.

[–]AlbaniaEdliA 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of medieval total war

[–]sgst 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Would love to see it with country borders drawn on for a bit more context.

[–]AustriaZinnsoldat 31 points32 points  (12 children)

Question: The scale of this map is not correct, right? What I mean is that the mountains appear way too high. Or am I wrong?

[–]United Kingdomblndcavefsh 68 points69 points  (1 child)

That's what raised relief means

[–]NorwayHelenEk7 16 points17 points  (2 children)

If this was real we would all need to learn rock climbing up here..

[–]AustriaZinnsoldat 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I would probably die when I want to visit my parents

[–]AustraliaCaptainDavian 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Victoria 3 confirmed?

[–]Australialanson15 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Vicky 3 really is starting to become like Half-Life 3 at this point

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[–]France baise ouais-Golvan- 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's a new one

[–]AustraliaCaptainDavian 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'd say. The main issue is how their studio works. For projects like that to get started you as a dev need to get a team together and have a proof of concept. This takes a lot of effort and so you'd have to be quite invested in it. Basically if they aren't hyped about making the game it won't be made.

[–]SloveniaPrincessMagnificent 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Plus their main devs are currently in love with CK2, EU4 and Stellaris.

HoI4 lives in a cupboard under the stairs.

[–]AustraliaCaptainDavian 3 points4 points  (0 children)

lol true that

[–]Drummk 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Crazy how mountainous Spain is. Brits tend to think of it as a massive beach.

[–]Swedenkattmedtass 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Reasonable. Whales usually don't venture inland.

[–]phillibl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's a relief.

[–]tr_22 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What is this North Africa you speak of, that large mass in the south is the hallowed land of

[–]The Netherlandsswirly023 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Yup, The Netherlands is definitely flat! Also, I knew Spain had mountains, but I had no idea they were all over the country.

[–]DetritusPieceMaker 19 points20 points  (2 children)

You should play Rome:Total War. Takes forever to move troops by land across the peninsula. Much quicker by sea.

[–]BelgiumBombastik_ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

that explain why they have been so good at navigating the sea. they were kind of forced to evolve this way (historically speaking)

[–]EuropeBackupChallenger 11 points12 points  (12 children)

It's pretty scary how much of Spain looks like desert or ar least treeless. Would it be possible to make Spain more foresty?

[–]Andalusia (Spain)essergio2 31 points32 points  (8 children)

Spain The Iberian peninsula has lots of vegetation, it's just that it's addapted for our climate, so it all kinda dries up in the summer, but it's very green in the winter. Here you have a satellite image in winter and summer.

[–]EnglandFistipup 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It's weird as a tourist I only ever see the Summer versions of most countries. It'll be interesting visiting at different seasons.

[–]madplayshd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dat hercynian striking. 👌

[–]European Unionstefantalpalaru 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Try to guess by what factor they multiplied the altitude. Looking at the Dolomites, I'd say around 100.

[–]Diet America™LateralusYellow[🍰] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I don't really know much about history in that area, but the Pyrenees mountains make Spain look like such a nice little defensible area from a military perspective.

[–]FatPiNi 5 points6 points  (4 children)

And without most of South Italy, I would have loved to see my beloved Sicily

[–]Rick-C-137-Reddit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Really good work! Spain is awesome

[–]the_peckham_pouncer 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Ireland is not quite right. The whole south east coast is mountainous in this image

[–]bubblebuts 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The height is exaggerated on the whole map.