Early morning light on Lake Skadar, Montenegro © Rudolf Abraham

About me

Travel Writer | Photographer | Guidebook Author


Travel-Writer-Photographer-Rudolf-Abraham-Croatia-HikingRudolf Abraham is an award-winning London-based travel writer, photographer and guidebook author specialising in Central and Eastern Europe – a part of the world he has been visiting for more than two decades, has lived and worked in, and has been writing about since 2003. His work focuses on hiking and outdoor adventure, art and architecture, family travel and sustainable tourism, mainly in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Austria, France and Italy.

He is the author of over a dozen books, including guides to hiking the epic 750km Alpe Adria Trail through Austria, Slovenia and northern Italy, and the 192km Peaks of the Balkans Trail through the mountainous borderlands of Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania. He wrote the first English-language hiking guidebooks to Croatia and Montenegro, the National Geographic Traveller guide to Croatia, co-authored the Bradt guide to Croatia’s Istria region and was consultant on the new DK Eyewitness guide to Slovenia. He has contributed to well over two dozen other books including DK Eyewitness’ Unforgettable Journeys and Cicerone’s 50 Years of Adventure, has updated the last three editions of the Bradt guide to Croatia, and with a background in art history, he also writes about the art and architecture of Europe and the Middle East. His work is published widely in magazines and online including articles for Arts Society Review, BBC Countryfile, B Inspired, Canvas, Easyjet Traveller, Evening Standard, Family Traveller, France Magazine, Geographical, The Guardian, Hidden Europe, The Independent, JRNY, Lonely Planet, Love EXPLORING, Love FOOD, Morning Calm, National Geographic Traveller UK, The National, OE, Songlines, The Telegraph, The Great Outdoors, Tonic, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Wanderlust.

His latest book, Walking in the Salzkammergut, was published by Cicerone in March 2021, and he is currently writing a guide to the new Juliana Trail in Slovenia.

In 2021 Rudolf was awarded the Zlatna Penkala (Golden Pen) Award by the Croatian National Tourist Board – an annual award given in recognition of ‘outstanding contribution to the promotion of Croatian tourism’ in the UK.

Rudolf first visited Croatia and Slovenia in the late 1990s, returned to live in Zagreb for two years, and continues to make several trips a year to his favourite corner of Europe. When not at home in London, he can usually be found hiking through the mountains of Austria, Slovenia or one of the more remote corners of the Balkans, photographing Europe’s intangible cultural heritage, or hiding away on a small island somewhere on the Croatian Adriatic.

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