Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia and the largest city of the Styria region. The city was selected as the European capital of culture in 2012.
Things to do
The Old Vine House
Located right in the center of Maribor, the Old Vine House is home of the world’s oldest vine. With more than 400 years of age, the vine secured its place in the Guinness World Records as the worlds oldest vine still bearing grapes. The vine only bears between 35 and 55 kg of grapes nowadays, so its wine is highly valuable and is only offered as prestigious gift.
The Pyramid Hill
In the 12th century, Maribor Castle was built on this hill with an altitude of 382 meters overlooking the city. Though the Castle was ruined in 1790, the original floorplan can still be seen. A pleasant half an hour stroll through the hillside vineyards will lead you on top of the hill. Enjoying the view from the Pyramid Hill is one of the top things to do in Maribor today. Don’t forget to bring your binocular!
Lent is the oldest and most well recognized part of the city of Maribor which was once a busy trading port. Today it is a local hotspot, perfect for a stroll alongside the Drava river, a starting point for a cycling tour or local wine tastings from the region. In summer months, the Lent Festival takes place here.
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort
A beautiful resort, perfect for winter and summer vacation. Hike or take a cable car ride to the top and enjoy the spectacular view of the city of Maribor. If you happen to be nearby in winter months, attend the Golden Fox skiing competition and experience the unforgettable atmosphere.
Top places to eat
Maribor has a wide variety of restaurants, so you’ll without doubt find something for yourself. If you want to enjoy a brunch in a nice atmosphere, visit Nana. Meat lovers will enjoy at Jack & Joe steak and burger place, while Restavracija Sedem offers local and international dishes with options for vegetarians and vegans as well.
Top places to sleep
Maribor offers an assortment of different accommodation, such as family hotels, hostels, family guesthouses, etc.
Located right in the city center, the UNI Youth hostel is the perfect starting point for discovering the main tourist attractions. It’s also near the popular restaurants and shops. Rooms have a free Wi-Fi and own bathroom with a hair dryer, plus there’s a small shared kitchen.
B & B
3,5 km from Maribor city center you can stay in comfortable rooms with air condition, free Wi-Fi, parking and a mini bar in Rooms Klampfer.
Hotel City offers spectacular views of Pohorje and Drava river. All rooms are air-conditioned and soundproofed. They are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar. The hotel also has a fast charging station for electric vehicles.
Once you reach Maribor by our InterCity bus or any other means of transport, getting around the city shouldn’t be a problem. Since everything is relatively close, walking is the easiest solution to explore the city center. If you wish to get to the other side or the outskirt of the city, use the public bus service, which is cheap and frequent. Take a taxi if you’re trying to reach an area that is not covered by the bus network. If you’re planning to visit any other Slovenian cities, consider renting a car.