Welcome to hidden europe. We promise a fresh perspective on well trodden trails, and a cool look at undiscovered corners.
In hidden europe 55, we visit the Ukrainian city of Lviv, go in search of the Mingrelians in the Abkhaz-Georgian borderlands on the Black Sea, explore religious architecture in Brittany and discover the ancient art of falconry in Lower Austria. Elsewhere in this issue we take time out to sample Switzerland’s excellent white wines made from the Chasselas grape. We also reveal why Finland once claimed to have Europe’s longest railway tunnel. We take a walk along the Thames to savour local history and suggest that we should rediscover the rivers which have been redirected into subterranean culverts beneath the streets of European cities.
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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