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WHY VISIT Maribor, Pohorje and wine growing hills

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See Maribor’s exceptional sights, surrender to city adventure and unforgettable experiences in the surroundings of wine growing hills and Pohorje. Visit us before the majority of tourists, who are mainly now visiting the capital Ljubljana and the renowned resort of Lake Bled discover our pearls.  

Colour your visit to Slovenia

  • with a trip to the historically and traditionally rich east of Slovenia,
  • among the proverbial warm, open, cheerful and hospitable people of Štajerska,
  • in Maribor, the European Capital of Culture 2012,
  • and the European Youth Capital Maribor 2013.


Maribor is near!
Nearest Airports to Maribor (distance by car):

  • Graz Airport - Austria: 60 km (a good thirty minute drive),
  • Ljubljana, Jože Pučnik Airport - Slovenia: 150 km (just under a ninety minute drive)
  • Zagreb Airport - Croatia: 130 km (just under a ninety minute drive).

More on traffic connections to Maribor.


You will want to return to the capital of Štajerska time and again!  

UNIQUE WINE CULTURE AND WINE OFFER
  • Old Vine, oldest in the world, recorded in the Guinness Book of Records,
  • Old Vine House, temple of wine tradition and culture with exhibitions, wine tasting and sales,
  • Vinag cellar, Maribor’s wine underworld, one of the largest and oldest classical wine cellars in Europe,
  • Meranovo with Archduke Johann, merited for the development of viticulture in Štajerska,
  • contemporary wine-o-theques and wine bars,
  • Viticultural museum,
  • wine roads over picturesque wine growing hills with tourist farms and wine shops: Maribor, Podpohorska, Upper Slovenske gorice and the trail of Archduke Johann from Graz to Maribor,
  • Štajerska wine and culinary,
  • Events in honour of the Old Vine

EXCELLENT ŠTAJERSKA CULINARY AND WINE
  • modern culinary delights in restaurants, guest houses and inns in Maribor and its surroundings,
  • traditional Štajerska delicacies at tourist farms and wine shops along three tourist wine roads.

HISTORICAL SIGHTS, WORLD-CLASS CULTURE AND ART
Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012!
  • Lent, oldest part of the city, with its famous towers and remains of the city walls,
  • Slomškov trg Square and the Cathedral with a viewing tower,
  • Glavni trg Square with the Town Hall, Plague Memorial, and Aloysius Church,
  • Grajski trg Square with Maribor castle and Regional Museum, and St Florian,
  • Židovski trg Square with the Synagogue,
  • Theatre, museums, galleries and exhibition venue.

CULTURAL, SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS
Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012!
European Youth Capital Maribor 2013!

MARIBOR A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY – CITY ADVENTURE
  • with a traditional raft on the river Drava,
  • with the modern boat Dravska Vila,
  • with the train Jurček,
  • with a carriage through Maribor park,
  • with excellent guides to learn about Maribor’s secrets,
  • with rent a bicycle,
  • from high up and beauty spots,
  • through the wine underworld

GREEN NATURE
  • Pohorje peat moor with small lakes: Lovrenško jezero, Črno jezero, Ribniško jezero,
  • unspoilt waterfalls and lakes: waterfalls Veliki and Mali Šumik, Lobnica,
  • city park and city hills,
  • botanical gardens: Maribor University Botanical Garden – Pivola, Botanical garden TAL 2000,
  • wine growing hills with three tourist wine roads,
  • homemade, green, ecological

SPORTS, RECREATION, MOVEMENT
  • cycling,
  • rambling,
  • adrenalin,
  • skiing,
  • other sports.

TOPMOST WELLNESS
  • city Wellness,
  • mountain Wellness.

ENTERTAINMENT
European Youth Capital Maribor 2013!
  • popular modern locals,
  • traditional Štajerska entertainment.

CASINO
  • to play and entertain.

MARIBOR – MEETING POINT
  • high level congress centre and numerous congressional capacities,
  • exceptional possibilities for adventure on the sidelines of congresses.

Maribor is among the TOP 10 DESTINATIONS FOR 2012 according to: Lonely Planet, AOL, Stylist

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TIC Maribor, T: +386 (0)2 234 66 11.