Welcome to hidden europe. We promise a fresh perspective on well trodden trails, and a cool look at undiscovered corners.
hidden europe 63 is the third issue of the magazine that has been produced under the constraints of restricted travel during the pandemic. Despite that limitation, we have a real feast of fine writing, with features on Alsace vineyards, rural Galicia, the small Italian city of Ferrara and the Strandzha region of southern Bulgaria.
We wonder whether slow travel might just be about to have its moment in the sun, as we ponder whether the new-found interest in the local – prompted by the COVID interregnum – might reshape travel agendae for the future.
Elsewhere within the pages of this new issue we discover a Silesian Jerusalem, three English islands which share a common name, and a fabulous ice cave in the Sylva Valley in Russia. We take time to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of Switzerland’s first mountain railway and remark on how two bridges, one spanning the Danube and the other the Thames, look remarkably similar.
hidden europe is a print magazine published thrice annually. Our brief is Europe wide, and we criss-cross the continent to bring our readers some of Europe’s very best travel writing.
We invite you to look beyond the usual tourist trails — or, if you prefer, stay at home, take out an atlas and enjoy our enthusiasm for the offbeat, the eclectic and the everyday.
hidden europe magazine is an independent publication — completely free of advertising. Our work is value driven and we approach every topic with passion, insight, conviction and authority.
hidden europe magazine aims at discovering the exotic in the everyday. The places we feature are unhyped and unsung yet full of interest. If you want to understand Europe's rich cultural diversity, this is the magazine for you.
hidden europe attends as much to the journey as to the destination. We take the train to Belarus and the ferry to Iceland. And the prose is as unhurried as the journeys it describes.
The magazine features genuinely out-of-the-way places. Where we touch down on somewhere more mainstream, the perspective on the place is unconventional. And we never present places merely as points of consumption.
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