Welcome to Maribor:
the European Youth Capital 2013 and
the European Capital Of Culture 2012!
As the capital of the Štajerska region Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia, simultaneously it is pleasantly small and lodged in the wonderful nature of Pohorje on the one side and wine growing hills on the other, with the river Drava wending its way through it. With its diverse and quality offers surrender to the best that one of the key tourist destinations in Slovenia has to offer!
The rich wine tradition of the oldest vine in the world, the throb of the city with its flourishing cultural history, its location amidst wine growing hills and green Pohorje as well as the various possibilities for exploring, recreation, relaxation, entertainment and meetings will convince you that Maribor has a heart and soul and that the people of Maribor are excellent hosts!
The old town core promises unforgettable adventure: walk along the river Drava embankment and through the lively streets and squares, where history and tradition blend with dynamics and modernity. Let Lent, the oldest part of the town, enchant you with its Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world, with medieval towers and remains of the old town walls, and moreover the square Grajski trg with the castle and museum, the square Glavni trg with the Plague monument and the Town hall, Bishop Slomšek's Cathedral with its viewing tower, the Jewish synagogue, the Art Gallery and theatre, just to mention a few!
The city streets lead to one of the most beautiful city parks in Slovenia. Climb up Piramida and Kalvarija, town wine hills with their wonderful views of the city. And go down in the wine underworld, into one of the oldest and biggest wine cellars in Europe. At all events take trip with a traditional raft on the river Drava, as this exciting adventure offers a charming view of Lent. Be caught up in the swirl of events, from Festival Lent, the Old Vine Festival, Festival Maribor, the theatre festival Borštnikova srečanje to the Golden Fox and numerous other happenings, which enliven Maribor's everyday life.
Already the town core itself places Maribor in the company of European towns, which are identified by their unique, traditional and quality offers and with its attractive position by the river Drava, between Pohorje and wine growing hills as well as the lively hospitality of the Štajerska people additionally contribute to the well-being of our guests.
A trip up to green Pohorje enraptures ramblers and hikers, cyclists, adrenaline seekers as well as lovers of the tranquillity of Pohorje's primeval forest, waterfalls and peat moors. And after activity what is better than relaxation – either in the city or Alpine Wellness Centre. And the magic continues also in the wintertime when Mariborsko Pohorje, dressed in white, becomes one of the most attractive skiing centres in Slovenia.
Picturesque wine roads interwoven along the slopes of Pohorje and the wine growing hills all the way to the Austrian border and onward create a wine-cultural trail, where not only wine connoisseurs but lovers of culinary art, traditional customs, ethnological heritage and outstanding viewing points will enjoy themselves, whether by bike, on foot or with a car. Tourist homesteads and wine growers are waiting to offer their homemade culinary delights and genuine hospitality.
Maribor with a top-level convention centre as well as an excellent position and offer of diverse adventure is an attractive city for business and professional meetings. Simultaneously it is also an inviting place for shopping and for lovers of games of luck.
Maribor, with Pohorje on the one side and wine growing hills on the other, offers unforgettable adventure, let it be for an hour, a day, a week or more. Have a colourful day in Maribor! You will love to return in all the seasons of the year!
- Don`t miss in Maribor – the most important sights in the old town core and the jewels of the picturesque surroundings of vineyards and Pohorje.
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Partizanska 6a, SI -2000 Maribor, Slovenia