Welcome to hidden europe. We promise a fresh perspective on well trodden trails, and a cool look at undiscovered corners.
In hidden europe 58, we roam from the Baltic States to the French coast, from Galway to Romania, along the way mapping a mix of cultures and communities. We take time out to consider what shapes a place and how it figures in the psyche. Forests, for example, feature strongly in the German imagination. We look at the rise and fall of the seaside resort, savour the art of drystone walling and explore how a new breed of publisher has over the last 50 years breathed fresh life into the flagging guidebook industry.
There are of course the inevitable hidden europe detours and distractions; they include the highest point in Belarus, the lowest point in Norway and the weekly train from Vilnius to Chelyabinsk. Elsewhere in this new issue of hidden europe, we discover yellow wine (vin jaune) from the Jura, a writer who eschewed the fifth letter of the alphabet and a Scottish poet who is better known in South Africa than in his native Scotland.
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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