Maribor is the capital of the Štajerska region and the second largest city in Slovenia. At the same time Maribor is pleasantly small and set in the wonderful nature of Pohorje on one side and wine growing hills on the other, with the Drava River winding its way through it.
The rich wine tradition of the oldest vine in the world, the pulse of the city with its thriving cultural history, the location between the wine growing hills and the green Pohorje and the diverse possibilities for exploration, 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 centre promises unforgettable experiences: enjoy in a walk along the banks of the Drava River and through the lively streets and squares, where history and tradition intertwine with dynamism and contemporaneousness. Let Lent, the oldest part of the town, enchant you along with the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world, medieval towers and ruins of the old town walls, and moreover the Castle Square (Grajski trg) with the castle and museum, the Main Square (Glavni trg) with the Plague Memorial and the Town Hall Rotovž, the Maribor Cathedral with an observation tower and the statue of Anton Martin Slomšek, the first bishop from Maribor, the Maribor Synagogue, the art gallery and the theatre, just to mention a few!
The city streets all lead to one of the most beautiful city parks in Slovenia. Climb up the Piramida and Kalvarija hill, the city's wine growing hills with marvellous views. And visit the fascinating underground wine world of one of the oldest and largest wine cellars in Europe. You should by all means take a ride on a traditional raft along the Drava River, as this exciting experience offers a charming view of Lent. Be caught in the swirl of events from the Festival Lent, the Old Vine Festival, the Maribor Festival, and the Maribor Theatre Festival to the Golden Fox and numerous other events, which spice up Maribor’s everyday life.
Maribor with its town centre belongs to the group of European cities that are known for their unique, traditional and quality offer; an attractive location by the Drava River, between Pohorje and the wine growing hills, topped with vibrant hospitality of local people additionally contributes to the well-being of our guests.
A trip to the green Pohorje enthrals hikers, cyclists, adrenaline seekers as well as lovers of the tranquillity of nature in Pohorje’s primeval forest, waterfalls and mires. And after sport activities you can relax and pamper yourself either in the city or Alpine wellness centre. The magic continues also in winter when Maribor Pohorje, dressed in white, becomes one of the most attractive ski centres in Slovenia.
Picturesque wine roads crisscrossing over Pohorje’s slopes and wine growing hills all the way to the Austrian border and onwards create a wine-cultural route, where not only those who are wine connoisseurs but also lovers of culinary, traditional customs, ethnological heritage, exquisite panoramic viewing points will enjoy themselves, be it on a bike, on foot, with a horse or car! Tourist homesteads and vineyards await you with homemade culinary delights and genuine hospitality.
Maribor, with its top-level conference centre, its exceptional location and offers of diverse experiences, is an attractive city for business and professional meetings. At the same time it is also very interesting and inviting place for shopping and gaming enthusiasts.
Maribor with Pohorje on one side and wine growing hills on the other offers unforgettable experiences, let it be for an hour, a day, a week or more. Have a colourful day in Maribor! You will love to return here at all times of the year!