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Flights to Maribor, Slovenia

Discover Maribor - Slovenia's second city

Slovenia's second-largest city is located in the north-east of the country and nestles between the Pohorje mountains (an important tourist destination and winter sports centre) and picturesque hills planted with vineyards. The 2012 European Capital of Culture and Slovenia's football capital is also home to famous festivals and the world's oldest grapevine.

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Home to the oldest grapevine in the world

Home to the oldest grapevine in the world

As an eminent wine growing area, Maribor is home to the oldest grape vine in the world (verified by Guinness World Records), which has been growing fruit for over 400 years. Visitors can enjoy wine trials, walks and exhibitions, and every year the city throws grand celebrations dedicated to the famous plant (the Old Vine Festival).

Once upon a time there was a road in the shape of a heart

Once upon a time there was a road in the shape of a heart

Stride along winding roads and follow footpaths through picturesque vineyards. Slovenia is an ancient and rich winegrowing country, where excellent wines are produced from the east to the west.

Looking for relaxation or an adrenaline rush?

Looking for relaxation or an adrenaline rush?

Whether you are looking an relaxation or for an adrenaline rush, the answer is waiting for you on one of the numerous cycling or walking paths, inan adventure park, in water sports or mountain biking. In winter, the Pohorje mountains attract both beginners and experienced skiers with a rich array of fun activities on the snow

Maribor is a fantastic base for cycling or hiking

Maribor is a fantastic base for cycling or hiking

Set off across Drava plain or into the stunning scenery of the vineyard-covered Haloze hills. The area is surrounded by lakes and offers excellent opportunities for wildlife spotting in completely unspoilt nature – you may even be able to spot the largest butterfly in Europe.

The heart of the region its people

The heart of the region its people

The friendly and hospitable people of the Maribor region go out of their way to welcome visitors and do their utmost to ensure they enjoy their stay: great food, unforgettable experiences, happy memories and plenty of smiles.

Football club NK Maribor

Football club NK Maribor

Football club NK Maribor was founded on 12 December 1960. To date Maribor have won the national league eleven times and the domestic cup competition eight times. They have also been super cup champions on three occasions. Maribor remain the only Slovenian team to have qualified for the Champions League and the UEFA Europa League and are among the former winners of the Intertoto Cup.

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Maribor - your perfect starting point

Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia with about 114,487 inhabitants. 
Maribor is only 1.5 hour drive from the capital, Ljubljana; a trip to the to the oldest town in Slovenia, Ptuj, takes only 30 minutes and to the gorgeous coastline approx. 2.5 hours.

At the same time Maribor is only 11 km from the Austrian border (closest city Graz is only 1.6 hour drive from Maribor). The capital of Croatia Zagreb is only 1.44 hour drive from Maribor and Budapset in Hungary is 3 hours drive from Maribor.

Hotels and accomodation: 16 hotels, 4 hostels and many private rooms, tourist farms with accommodation and campings.

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Don’t miss some more popular international events:

 

  • Golden Fox (February), a classic Ski World Cup competition in Giant Slalom and Slalom for women attracts over 20,000 visitors every year, which come to support best skiers in the world;
  • Maribor Festival (September) offers a unique line-up that can't be found anywhere else.  Acclaimed musicians from all over the world and members of exceptional Slovenian and foreign orchestras are individually chosen to form various chamber and orchestral ensembles.
  • Old Vine Festival (October), a festival of the rich wine-making culture in the surrounding wine regions, with many culinary events and the largest St. Martin’s Day celebration in Slovenia
  • Maribor Theatre Festival (October) – The Maribor Theatre Festival is the central, oldest and most prestigious theatre festival in Slovenia. At the end of the festival, the jury hands out the awards for the best performance, actors, directing and other artistic achievements.
  • Festive December (December), a collection of various interesting events during this festive time when the cities are covered in Christmas lights and enticing smells are coming from the stalls

 

Visit the green jewel of genuine cultural heritage and unspoilt nature – it hasn’t been discovered nor damaged by mass tourism yet!

As European Capital of Culture in 2012

Maribor is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and numerous international festivals and events attracting visitors from all over the globe. The most spectacular festival is the Lent International Festival (end of June and the beginning of July), one of the largest outdoor events in Europe with over 1,200 events at 40 venues.