Welcome to hidden europe. We promise a fresh perspective on well trodden trails, and a cool look at undiscovered corners.
Water is a recurrent theme in issue 69 of hidden europe magazine as we take time out on Hebridean and Adriatic islands, explore the Wadden Sea coastline, and hop aboard slow boats in both Greece and Norway. We relax in a riverside park in Bulgaria, watching the Danube waters slip by, and we have a distinctly Danish coastal experience as we venture out to Grenen at the extremity of the great sandy spit at Skagen.
Elsewhere in this penultimate issue of hidden Europe we celebrate 150 years of Thomas Cook’s European rail timetable, stop off in the Serbian city of Niš, and reflect on the rewards that await those who stay on the train to the very end of the line. As ever in hidden europe, we try to persuade you to slow down and make time for fine journeys, rather than just dashing to your destination.
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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