As the capital of the Štajerska region, Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia with 100,000 inhabitants. Simultaneously it is pleasantly small and lodged in the wonderful nature of Pohorje on one side and wine growing hills on other, with the river Drava wending its way through it.
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!
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.
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 atraditional raft on the river Drava, as this exciting adventure offers a charming view of Lent.
Have a colourful day in Maribor! You will love to return in all the seasons of the year!