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 latest issue of hidden europe, published in November 2014, is number 44. Join us as we explore the Barents Sea coast and the borderlands of Russia and Norway in the Pasvik Valley. We visit an island in the southern Peloponnese which is often dubbed the Greek Gibraltar, unravel the mystery of Bosnia’s mediaeval tombstones and find out why asbestos has gone out of fashion on the Karpaz Peninsula. We taste some wines on board Hurtigruten boats plying the Norwegian coastal route, visit hidden vineyards in Slovakia and England, reflect on future options for Gagauzia and look at how churches are used in soft diplomacy to assert sovereignty in border regions.
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.