Maribor is, as the capital of Štajerska, the second largest city in the country. At the same time Maribor is pleasantly small and set in the wonderful natural surroundings of Pohorje on the one side and wine growing hills on the other, with the river Drava wending its way through it.
The old town core promises unforgettable experiences: go for a walk along the banks of the river Drava and through the lively streets and squares, where history and tradition mix with dynamism and contemporaneousness. Let Lent, the oldest part of the town enchant you along with the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world, the Old Vine House, medieval towers and remains of the city walls, as well as the square Grajski trg with the castle and museum, the square Glavni trg with the Plague memorial and the Town Hall, Bishop Slomšek's cathedral with its viewing tower, the Jewish synagogue, the Art Gallery and theatre,..By all means take a ride on a traditional raft, as this exciting experience offers an attractive vista of Lent.
A trip up green Pohorje enraptures hikers, cyclists, adrenaline seekers, as well as lovers of the tranquillity of nature in Pohorje's primeval forest, waterfalls and peat moors. Also during the wintertime when Mariborsko Pohorje, covered in snow, turns into one of the most attractive ski centres in Slovenia.