Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Pilgrimages to national shrines often catch the pulse of a nation. hidden europe highlights a few summer feasts.

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Summer is the main season for pilgrimages in many parts of Europe. Some Catholic shrines are year-round destinations and command an international appeal. Good examples are three sites where it is alleged that Marian apparitions took place: Lourdes (France), Fátima (Portugal) and Medugorje (Bosnia).

Yet there are dozens of other shrines in Europe that really come spectacularly to life only on certain feast days.


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hidden europe

and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 15.