Maribor, the capital of the region of Štajerska, is the second largest city in the country but at the same time it is nicely small and green. Its lively throb, superior culture and events, rich wine tradition and the oldest vine in the world, numerous possibilities for entertainment, relaxation and exercise in nature, as well as its reputation of relaxed openness and hospitality also led Maribor to the honorary title of European Capital of Culture 2012 and European Youth Capital 2013.
The city of Maribor merges with the wonderful nature of Pohorje's forests and picturesque wine growing hills in one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Slovenia. A quick trip up Pohorje, a green wonder of the Slovenian mountains that attracts hikers, bikers, adrenaline seekers, as well as lovers of peace to Pohorje's primeval forest, waterfalls, streams and peat moors. During the winter, as the largest ski resort in Slovenia, snow blanketed Mariborsko Pohorje extends a warm welcome.
On wine roads, which from the city centre of Maribor itself criss-cross the hills of Slovenske gorice and foothills of Pohorje, lovers of excellent wines and cuisine, ethnological heritage, diverse nature and excellent viewing spots that open up views over green countryside and cultural-historic towns come into their own. Tourist homesteads and vineyards await you with homemade culinary delights and genuine hospitality, whether you are on a bike, on foot, on a horse or by car.
Maribor is the host of many top events – from the famous Festival Lent, the wine-culinary Old Vine Festival, the Maribor Theatre Festival, the music Festival of Maribor to the Golden Fox World Cup Skiing competition, and the entire destination also holds many other events.
Here in the Maribor-Pohorje Tourist Destination you will enjoy amazingly diverse natural and cultural treasures, authentic Štajerska cuisine and excellent wines, healthy drinking water and a pleasant climate with plenty of sunshine, as well as the positive effects of a calm and cheerful way of life.
Old name: Marburg
Municipality: City Municipality of Maribor
Ranking: 2. biggest city
Postal code: 2000