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The Old Vine

For more than 450 years, the world’s oldest vine has remained firmly rooted in the heart of Maribor.

Žametovka or modra kavčina (Bleu de Cologne), confirmed at 400 years of age, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest vine in the world still producing fruit. The old vine was planted in Maribor at the end of the Middle Ages during the Turkish invasions. It witnessed – and survived – the battles that raged between the invaders and defenders of the city, for the Old Vine House of today was once part of the city wall.

The Old Vine

Maribor Lent

Lent Maribor

Lent Maribor is the most delightful and the oldest part of the city of Maribor.

The oldest vine in the world grows its deep roots in front of the Old Vine House, and has witnessed many stories that have taken place on the banks of the Drava River.

The greatest mark was definitely left by the rafters who refreshed themselves at the largest rafting harbour of that time and obtained supplies for their further navigation towards Croatia and Serbia.

The Drava River has undoubtedly left a great mark on Lent. Today you can enjoy a ride by traditional raft or by the Dravska Vila Boat. Numerous bars, cafés and restaurants offering international food invite you to laze around in the company of the excellent gastronomy.

Maribor Cathedral

Maribor Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Maribor, northeastern Slovenia, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The church is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor and the parish church of the Parish of Maribor–St. John the Baptist. It is also the resting place of the Bishop Anton Martin Slomšek, an advocate of Slovene culture.

The 57 metre high classicist designed bell tower dates back to the end of the 18th century as the primarily 76-metre high bell tower built by Pavel Porta in the year 1623 was struck by lightening. Today the tower offers amaizng wiev over the city.

Maribor Cathedral

Pohorje

Pohorje

One of the most important representative of tourist offer in Maribor is Pohorje. With its geographical location and proximity to the Styrian capital, it also has a special place on European tourism scale.

Pohorje is a mountain range that rises above the town of Maribor and from there extends to the west. It is a beautiful natural green oasis with countless opportunities for relaxation and recreation.

The snow stadium and the entire Maribor Pohorje skiing trails are among the most interesting winter tourist destinations in Slovenia. Among other things, it also hosts the World Ski Cup for women – Golden Fox. A number of cycling and hiking trails are taking place there too.

Heart shaped wine road

One of the most romantic roads in the world is in Slovenia! A beautiful view in the vineyards of Svecina, which is surrounded by a heart-shaped road, represents one of the most frequently published photographs of Slovenia! The heart shaped road lies about 30 minutes drive by car from Maribor and you will reach it by driving through hilly countryside covered with vineyards.

Here you can find numerous vineyards and wine cellars with excellent culinary offer and the most beautiful views of the wine country.

Heart shaped wine road

Vinag Wine Cellar

Vinag Wine Cellar

Hidden underneath the centre of Maribor we find an oenophile’s wonderland.

First established in the mid 19th century, the Vinag wine cellar stretches some 2,5km underground, covers 20,000m² and is full of all manner of wine history. Wooden barrels and concrete tanks are everywhere you look. It is the wine archives that take this particular cake though, with the oldest bottle coming from 1946 (everything earlier was drank in the war).

Wine tours and tastings are obviously available, and highly recommended. Concerts are also held here, and once you experience the acoustics of the biggest classical city centre wine cellar in Europe you’ll be queuing up to attend.

Regional Museum Maribor

Maribor Castle is a Baroque mansion in the town of Maribor, northeastern Slovenia. It contains a regional museum.

Archeology, ethnology and comprehensive cultural history on the grounds of the Maribor region and its surroundings – all this has been collected in the Maribor Castle, a prominent architectonic monument, which in all its opulence stands in the heart of the old town core.

Regional Museum Maribor

Piramida Hill

Piramida Hill

Piramida is 386 m high hill above the town. At the beginning of the 12th century, the castle was built there as the center of the Podravje mark (Marchburg), after which it was later named the city under it. From the very beginning, Maribor was owned by the landowner.

Its formation and development at the important river crossing across the Drava is directly linked to the castle on the Pyramid, which was built by Bernard Spanheimski before 1106. As a modest memory of the destroyed castle, in 1784 a stone pyramid was placed on the hill, after which it is named still today. Piramida hill offers the most beautiful view in Maribor.

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