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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We often have a theme which pops up more than once in an issue of hidden europe. In hidden europe 48, notions of identity feature in a number of articles. So we look at who’s who in Kosovo and discover that playing the Welsh card in Patagonia can bring commercial advantage.
In this spring 2016 issue of hidden europe, we visit Redu, a town in Belgium which celebrates the printed word and we explore the chapels of north-west Brittany, a region known as Finistère. There is much more besides. We delve underground to discover Valletta’s military history, marvel at the bleak landscapes of England’s Dungeness Foreland and discover the extraordinary story of how an Italian village was sacrificed to provide hydro-electric power for Switzerland. Last but not least, we take to the streets in order to look at the socialist urban planning of yesteryear — some now out of fashion, other examples still very much celebrated as showcase pieces of architecture and design.
Our e-brief, called Letter from Europe, complements the magazine nicely. It is published about thrice monthly and reports on issues of culture and travel. Sign up to receive every new issue “hot off the press” by e-mail.