Welcome to hidden europe. We promise a fresh perspective on well trodden trails, and a cool look at undiscovered corners.
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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The 50th issue of hidden europe is a celebration of all that makes our home continent so varied and so special. And it's a celebration that our modest venture has flourished to the extent that we now mark a half-centenary. In this issue we return to places on which we reported many years ago in the very first issue of hidden europe, among them Albania, Bohemia and the Outer Hebrides. But we also break new ground with articles on places never hitherto featured in the magazine. The latter include Kupari (near Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast), the Poprad Valley in Slovakia and the university city of Oxford.
Marking fifty issues of the magazine, we have good cause to reflect on why we started hidden europe and how the magazine has evolved. We have over the years discovered a thing or two about publishing and we have noted many changes in travel fads and fashions. But our animating purpose remains unchanged. We still promote a gentler, quieter kind of journey (‘slow travel’ if you wish) to explore a Europe where community and cooperation are still important.