Podim has always taken place in Maribor, the second largest Slovenian city. In the last decade, Hotel Habakuk, which is located right next to the famous slopes of Pohorje, became the main venue for the event. For three days (the pre-conference day and two days of the main event), the whole hotel turns into an exclusive Podim space. The hotel offers warm hospitality and good service for all participants. The venue is not more than a ten-minute drive away from the Maribor city center.
Hotels with Podim discount
When booking your accommodation in Maribor, get a 10% discount at the following hotels by using the code “PODIM”:
City of the Golden Fox and the oldest vine in the world
The capital of the Slovenian Styria region at the foot of the green Pohorje and sunlit wine-growing hills, Maribor is the second largest Slovenian city. It is an economic, business, cultural, and university center of the Slovenian north-eastern region and a vibrant startup hub. The city is quickly developing and gaining visibility on the tourist maps of the Adriatic region. For more than five decades, the Maribor Pohorje hill has been hosting the Golden Fox - the Ski World Cup for women - and, in recent years, also the downhill Mountain Bike World Cup Race. The oldest part of the city, Lent, is home to a Guinness record holder – the oldest vine in the world! The more-than-400-year-old vine climbs the façade of the former city walls, today the Old Vine House, the center for visitors, and the well-stocked wine shop of excellent wines of the Štajerska region.
Creating unforgettable impressions
“Maribor is an amazing little city, and there is amazing wine here in Slovenia. There's a lot going on. And people are super, super nice, I made wonderful contacts last time I was here, and I feel like I'm making wonderful contacts again. So I feel very, very lucky to be able to come back.”
Shira Abel, Hunter & Bard, USA
Relaxed and pleasant pace of the city of Maribor is the result of its diverse history. Discover the sights of Maribor that greatly influenced the city in the past and affect its throb still today.
Treasury of excellent cuisine
Maribor is a treasury of excellent cuisine. Discover it in the Mak Restaurant and other modern restaurants, or taste it in the authentic local “gostilnas” such as the Ruška Koča. Good food goes with good wine. Make a toast with the top-quality wines of the Štajerska region, which you can find in the Maribor wine shops, at the wine-growers at wine roads, or at traditional events such as the Old Vine Festival.