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Maribor

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Maribor transfers from and to Ljubljana

Private standard, 1-3pax, 105,00€
Private standard, 4-8pax, 140,00€

 

Maribor (German: Marburg, Italian: Marburgo) is the second largest city in Slovenia. Maribor is also the largest and the capital city of Slovenian region Lower Styria and the seat of the Municipality of Maribor.

In 2012 Maribor was the European Capital of Culture and in November 2010, The European Youth Forum announced that Maribor was also selected to be the 2013 European Youth Capital.

Architecture comprises  Maribor city Library Rotovž with Rotovz Square, Maribor Island - Mariborski otok, bridges like Corinthian Bridge (Koroški most), Footbridge Studenci (Študentska brv), Old Bridge (Stari most, Maribor), Tito's bridge (Titov most), Rail bridge (Železniški most), Double-storey bridge (Dvoetažni most), and  many remains of medieval walls, including towers (Judgement Tower, Maribor Water Tower and Jewish Tower).

Popular tourist sites in Maribor include the 12th century Maribor Cathedral in the Gothic style and the Maribor Town Hall constructed in the Renaissance style while the Maribor castle dates from the 15th century.

Piramida Hill with chapel from 19th century dominates on the northern border limit of the city. Here you can recognize ruins of first Maribor's castle from 12th century. It also offers easy-to-reach view on Maribor and further to the south, along with Drava river.

The city hosts the University of Maribor, established in 1975, and many other schools. It is also home to the oldest grapevine in the world, called Stara trta, which is more than 400 years old.

Every January, the skiing centre of Mariborsko Pohorje, situated on the outskirts of the city on the slopes of the Pohorje mountain range, hosts women's slalom and giant slalom races for the Alpine Skiing World Cup known as Zlata lisica (The Golden Fox). Every June, the two-week Festival Lent (named after the waterfront district called Lent) is held, with hundreds of musical, theatrical and other events.

Maribor has many touristic places and attractions, such as many interesting events:

Lent Festival - major festival event held for approximately two weeks at the end of June. Every year the festival attracts theatre, opera, ballet performers, classical, modern, and jazz musicians and dancers from all over the world as well as visitors. There are also mimes, magicians, and acrobats performing during the festival.

House of the oldest grapevine in the world (Hiša stare trte) - in Maribor is also the world's oldest living grapevine, which was (in 2004) signed in book of Guinness World Records. The grapevine is about 440 years old.

Women's slalom and giant slalom races for the Alpine Skiing World Cup known as "Zlata lisica" (The Golden Fox). This event is hold on mountain range Pohorje which is also the most visited place - both recreational and touristic in winter and also summer.

Maribor Island (Mariborski otok) - the oldest public baths, but still important and well visited place in Maribor. The city also offers many indoor swimming pools (Pristan, Fontana).

Maribor Castle, Maribor Town Hall Rotovž, Betnava Castle, Plague Memorial Maribor, ruins of old castle Upper Maribor on Piramida Hill.

Medieval Maribor's defence walls with defence towers all along the old-city limits.

Wine and culinary specialities - international and Slovene cousine (mushroom soup with buckwheat mush, tripe, sour soup, sausages with sauerkraut, cheese dumplings, apple strudel, special cheese cake called gibanica). Also many popular restaurant with Serbian cuisine.

Vinag Wine Cellar (Vinagova vinska klet) - with 20.000 m2 surface and 2 km length has 5,5 millions litres of excellent wine.

Maribor City Park (with City Aquarium and Terrarium, wide promenade, which lead to the Three Ponds (Trije ribniki), in park is over 100 local and foreign species of deciduous and coniferous trees).

Adrenaline park Pohorje (Adrenalinski park Pohorje) with High Ropes Course, one track line PohorJET, summer sledding and Bike park Pohorje.

Maribor Synagogue (Sinagoga Maribor) - built in 14th century, it is the second oldest in Europe. Today, it serves as a centre for cultural activities and it offers visitors various events including exhibitions, concerts, literary evenings and round tables. The Synagogue is located in the square Jewish square (Židovski trg) in the former Jewish quarter.

Kalvarija and Piramida (well visited city hills Pyramid, Maribor) surrounded by vineyards, and ruins of old castle Upper Maribor.

Birthplace of Austrian admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff in "Slovenska ulica" (at today's "Admiral" caffe).

 

The distance from Ljubljana city to Maribor is around 130 km and the journey takes 1h and 20min.

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