Maribor – city, countrytanjasvensek2017-09-01T23:19:15+00:00
The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious karst. To the north is Austria, to the east Hungary, to the south Croatia, and to the west Italy. Two million people live here on just over twenty thousand square kilometers. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana.
With its 100,000 inhabitants, Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia, and the largest on Drava river, assigned by Charlemagne as the border between the »Alpine« patriarchy (Salzburg) and the »Adriatic« one (Aquileia). The city of Maribor sits half way between Vienna and Trieste, which has defined both its economical as well as cultural meaning. In mid 19th century, Maribor – then by the name Marburg – presented itself to Europe with a legendary concert by Franz Liszt, and in 2012, it was the “European Capital of Culture”. The city has a university, a series of museums and galleries, excellent ballet, opera and theatre, and interesting festivals.
Picturesque WINE ROADSinterwoven along the slopes of Pohorje and the wine growing hills all the way to the Austrian border and onward create a wine-cultural trail, where not only wine connoisseurs but lovers of culinary art, traditional customs, ethnological heritage and outstanding viewing points will enjoy themselves, whether by bike, on foot or with a car. Tourist homesteads and wine growers are waiting to offer their homemade culinary delights and genuine hospitality.
Maribor’s position by the river Drava, between Pohorje and wine growing hills as well as the lively hospitality of the Štajerska people contribute to the well-being of the guests.