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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hidden europe 52 tackles themes which have become familiar to regular readers of the magazine: issues of identity and belonging, of culture and community. We explore small towns in Extremadura and Saxony, take to the hills of Slovenia and find out about the mayhem that tsunamis can create on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Lucerne. We discover puppetry in Prague and fake architecture in the Mari El Republic (which is one of those oddball republics in the Russian Federation which rarely make the news headlines). We look at Frank Lloyd Wright's influence in Europe, ponder the passage of time at a Dutch windmill and reflect on why banknotes speak volumes about how the territory perceives itself.
The animating purpose of hidden europe magazine 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.