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.
Click on the sketch-map below to search for articles relating to your favourite country (on some devices you will see a list of country names instead). Yet no map is perfect, and for countries not shown on the interactive map — and to explore topics, regions or place names — just use the search box below the map.
Note: Search terms need to have a minimum of 3 letters
Refugees are very much in the news about Europe and that topic features in various ways in hidden europe 47. Join us as we visit Geneva, a classic city of refuge, and the Berlin suburb of Marienfelde which has, over the years, welcomed tens of thousands of refugees. We also look at the Saxon heritage in Transylvanian villages and take the slow train from Zagreb to Sarajevo 20 years after the Dayton Peace Accord.
And there is much more besides. We ask what happened to rail links through Ukraine and reflect on the history of Vienna's Westbahnhof. We present an interesting project called The Spine of Russia and we make a rare excursion beyond the borders of Europe to visit the walnut forests of Kyrgyzstan. We are also inspired by two books which have crossed our desks: one on mountain bothies and the other on the skylines of world cities.
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.