Welcome to hidden europe. We promise a fresh perspective on well trodden trails, and a cool look at undiscovered corners.
We do rather like an amble, even sometimes a ramble, but when we are in rural regions we do also quite like to vegetate, and the current pandemic has certainly allowed us many opportunities to do just that.
There is a walking theme to this issue of hidden europe. We follow the coastal walk at Duino which inspired the Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, tackle a long circular hike through Slovenia and wander through a rock city at Teplice in the Czech Republic.
We also encounter the ghost of Machiavelli and Friedrich Engel’s alter ego, remember the Free State of Fiume and discover Muslim communities in eastern Poland, western Belarus and southern Lithuania. Historic travel guides are a topic close to our hearts and we thus explore early Baedeker Swiss guides in this issue of the magazine.
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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