Welcome to hidden europe. We promise a fresh perspective on well trodden trails, and a cool look at undiscovered corners.
Our abiding interest in hidden europe is in places and landscapes, and in the manner in which they shape the human experience. And issue 57 brings a hefty dose of these themes. We reflect on the notions of wilderness and what constitutes ‘the wild’, explore the small community of North Ronaldsay, relax on the Croatian island of Silba and trace the links between Labrador and the Basque country. We also get a taste of volcanic wines, visit a Polish village that was founded by Russian Old Believers and look at the fate of a canal and a railway in the Belarusian borderlands.
As ever, you'll find good writing and a dash of style from authors who in their prose capture the spirit of landscape and sense of place. We have guest contributions from Rudolf Abraham, Laurence Mitchell, Mark Rowe and Karlos Zurutuza who join the hidden europe team in recounting tales from way beyond the normal tourist trails.
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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