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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In this summer 2016 issue of hidden europe, we climb the famous Potemkin Steps in the Ukrainian town of Odessa, take the train from Rome south to Sicil and pay a visit to the Old Country, a reclaimed area of land that is one of the most intensive regions of fruit cultivation in northern Europe.
There is much more besides. We witness the matanza, or traditional pig slaughter, in the Spanish village of Secastilla, explore the hills of western Serbia in search of the country's past, visit the workshop of a master cowbell craftsman in Portugal's Alentejo region and find out what Clarens in South Africa has in common with its Swiss namesake. Last but not least, we introduce two new books resulting from The Spine of Russia project and ponder the idea behind a platform with the number zero.