Maribor and Pohorje

3. 12. 2021

Maribor and Pohorje

Maribor is:

  • the second largest Slovenian town nestled along the Drava River in the embrace of green Pohorje forests and picturesque wine-growing hills
  • the city of the oldest vine in the world: the Old Vine with the House of the Old Vine, rich wine culture and excellent cuisine from modern culinary delights and authentic traditional Styrian delicacies in the city and on the wine roads
  • place of movement and relaxation: for hikers, cyclists, walkers, adrenaline freaks, skiers, rowers, golfers
  • a city of adventures: traditional raft and modern Drava villa, train, carriage and gondola, themed trails, authentic experiences and convenient packages

green, healthy, friendly city: climate with lots of sun, lots of green nature, healthy drinking water, calm and serene way of life, open, hospitable, relaxed nature of Styrians

Today, Maribor is the center of Styria and the seat of the Podravska region and the second largest city in Slovenia. It is an important university town and the economic, financial, cultural, commercial and tourist center of northeastern Slovenia. It got its real impetus in the second half of the 19th century, when it developed into an economically vibrant city. Until the break-up of Austria-Hungary in 1918, it was in the shadow of Graz, the capital of the Duchy of Styria. After 1861, in the constitutional era, Maribor became the political, economic and cultural center of the Slovenes in Styria. After the disintegration of Austria-Hungary, the city of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia) in the new state flourished further. It was strongly marked by the Second World War, as the city was largely destroyed. Along with the reconstruction of the city, a strong industry also developed. It developed until the independence of Slovenia, when Maribor lost an important Yugoslav market, and other industries did not develop so intensively. This was followed by high unemployment and emigration. In recent years, the economic situation has somehow re-established and consequently improved. Maribor was the European Capital of Culture in 2012 and the European Capital of Youth in 2013.
The holiday of the Municipality of Maribor is October 20. On this day the city was first mentioned in a written document in 1164.

Where in Maribor?

  • Lent, the oldest part of the city where the oldest vine in the world stands, the House of the Old Vine, the Jewish Square with the Synagogue, the Court and Water Tower, the Maribor Market, rafting, the boat Dravska vila, the Lent Festival,…
  • Slomšek Square with the Cathedral Church and the statue of Anton Martin Slomšek, the University of Maribor, the Slovenian National Theater Maribor (SNG Maribor), the Pošta Maribor building, one of the most lively streets – Poštna ulica, …
  • the largest square, the Main square with the town hall / Rotovž, Marija’s plague sign, quite a few cafes and shops
  • Castle Square, named after the castle that stands there, the Provincial Museum, the Florian Café (after the patron saint of fires and natural disasters), the Marpurgi Café,
  • Maribor Provincial Museum, Maribor Art Gallery, National Liberation Museum, Maribor Photographic Museum, Military Museum of the Slovenian Army,…
  • Maribor city park
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    Mariborsko Pohorje is…
  • together with Areh, the largest winter resort in Slovenia
  • there are about 42 kilometers of ski trails and 20 different lifts, the most famous of which is the Pohorje cable car
  • suitable for all skiers, and in particular has established itself as a popular family ski resort
  • ski trails are lit for night skiing
  • in addition to skiing and snowboarding, it offers visitors a number of other winter activitiesPohorje cable car

    Pohorska ulica 60
    2000 Maribor
    Office: sp. Pohorje cable car station
    Working hours: 7.00–15.00
    Phone: 083 88 99 99


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