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< Maribor >
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.
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“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
< Top 8 sights >
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.
< Spoil your taste buds >
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.
At the Municipality of Maribor, we firmly believe that the city of Maribor has an exceptional potential for development, which will place it alongside cities in which living, working, and creating is excellent.
Therefore, with enthusiasm and passion, we tackle the challenges of how to create conditions and good opportunities for individuals, especially youth and those who left to study abroad, to immigrate to the city. We want more innovation and creativity, more knowledge, talent, and more perseverance. The rapid adaptation of Podim is just one of the proofs of what our university city can do. Our task is to connect and direct such exceptional individuals, organizations, and initiatives towards a common goal. We believe that the following can trigger positive development that will be reflected at all levels of urban and suburban life. We want a proud city, we believe in a proud Maribor!
Municipality of Maribor