Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

Heritage by Country / Slovenia

Maribor, The Old town

Maribor, The Old town

About the site

Corridor: Diagonal Road
Country: Slovenia, Maribor
Type: Historic Town, Vernacular Architecture
Epoch: Modern Times, Middle Ages
Theme: Vernacular Architecture
World Heritage:
Modern TimesMiddle AgesVernacular ArchitectureHistoric TownVernacular Architecture

The Stajerska capital, the second most important centre in Slovenia, invites you to the embrace of its wine growing hills and green Pohorje. It is the foothills and the slopes of the Mariborsko Pohorje that are developing into the key tourist area which offers the experiences of wellness and congress center, and other tranquil and lively activities may it be in winter, summer, or both transitional seasons when nature awakens or prepares for rest. In the glimmering surface of the river Drava, on which you can also raft, on Lent Stara trta (the Old Vine), the oldest vine in the world, reflects from day to day. Extensive vineyards, which rise from the edge of town over the hills of Maribor, are interwoven with more than 50 kilometres of wine roads. These roads are sown with wine shops and tourist farms, which with their homemade wine and food entice ramblers, cyclists and friends of the iron horse. Discovering Pohorje's primeval forest and pure waters offers an unforgettable experience for ramblers as well as lovers of horse riding and cycling. Mariborians are renowned as being good event organizers and hosts. Particularly pleasant atmospheres are animated during special events; among the most resounding is certainly the already traditional Golden Fox, a competition for the World Cup in skiing for women as well as the international multicultural Festival Lent and events within the frame of The Embrace of the Old Vine. The casino enriches the nightlife in the city. Stroll through the proud center of northeastern Slovenia, the university city of Maribor. Bearing witness to a flourishing history is the rich architecture of past centuries, which reflect in the frontages of the houses. Maribor is becoming a modern shopping place and one of the biggest tourist centres in the country. Along the Drava River, your stroll will take you past numerous cafés to the “Stara trta” grapevine in Lent, named as the oldest grapevine in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Slovenian Tourist Board