Maribor Travel Guide

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Maribor Highlights

  • Pro
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     Friendly people - excellent food - safe environment 

  • Con
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     weather can become very nasty... 

  • In a nutshell
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     Small nice town, great relaxing feeling 

Maribor Things to Do

  • Regional Museum

    An amalgam of different collections, many quite idiosyncratic. Coins, mammoth's tusks, archeological remains are rich here, including pots from the Slavic period (8th century AD) with wavy lines, Celtic grave finds with soldiers' weapons purposefully bent to desist from looters, reconstructions of ROman villas with underfloor heating and Slavic...

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  • The National Liberation NOB Memorial.

    A public proclamation about a shooting and a farewell letter.The bronze monument is the work of Slavko Tihec dating from 1975. It stands in Trg Svobode, adjacent to the castle.In the monument there are graphical copies of public proclamations about the shootings of hostages and rebels, who during World War II were condemned to death (667 killed)....

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  • The Castle, containing Regional Museum.

    The castle, from 1478, rebuilt 1556 - 62, contains the Maribor Regional Museum which is said to host one of the richest collections in Slovenia. On the ground floor are archaeological and ethnographic exhibits together with beehive panels and a lot about wine. Upstairs there are exhibits on Maribor's guilds and crafts as well as Greek and Roman...

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Maribor Restaurants

  • entering our relative worlds

    For long I didn't build a tip on Sarajevo because I have only eaten and took away Bosnian fast food before. But when I got seated it was all different food I ordered, something new for me, something wildly tasty... and it was even vegetarian, so no, it's not only good place for meat-eaters to dine, as a veggie you won't be starving here...

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  • untypical Thai restaurant in Maribor

    You have to give it a try if you like Thai food although the name of this restaurant would suggest typical Slovenian food, and so would its rural setting under hills, in a quite typical Slovenian post-WWII building.It takes good map to find it - it's several kilometers from centre, along old road towards Hoče, you'll pass Betnava castle. We...

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  • good place to... avoid

    Today you have Chinese restaurants in almost every quarter of Maribor, nearly dozen of them at least... most of them established in last decade or so, and a few are older. It is difficult to expose the best one, because they are more or less of the same taste... with little to do with 'real' China food. And when they advertise as Sechuanese...

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Maribor Nightlife

  • Irish stuff

    Patrik's JB Pub, next to the Cathedral, is a place where you can spend relaxing time dinking cold beer or whiskey and watching people passing by. Casual cloths, although it is not of much importance.

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  • Lent

    Rafts and punts tied up at the landing stage at Maribor, which they callend Lent. Prior to the renovations in the eighties it has been one of the most neglected parts of the city. There are lots of pubs, clubs, and coffee houses in this part of the city now. Anuything you feel comfortable.

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  • another great basement in Lent

    ... well, KGB is a short name for 'kulturno glasbeni brlog' or 'cultural and music den', so any simmilarity with Russian secret police is excluded. Although their occasional 'undreground' activites maybe go to someone's nerves when they hold sociology lectures.Nevermind! This is one of the best 'dens' in Maribor, for they hold very diverse and...

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Maribor Transportation

  • Getting there by bus.

    The bus station is located in Mlinska ulica 1, some 200 m south of the railway station, a few hundred metres east from the town centre.

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  • Getting there by train.

    You can use the train to travel into Maribor. Here comes the link to the Slovenian Railway Company and here a link to the network map.The railway station is situated in the eastern part of town, a few hundred metres from the centre.

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  • Arriving by car: Get the vignette

    As it tourned out, we went by car and had to get the Austrian toll sticker and the Slovenian one. The Austrain one can be bought at many gas stations along the motorway to Austria ( ten days for 7,90), the Slovenian one only at some. Even in Graz , where the border to Slovenia is very close, we weren't able to get it at a gas station but were sent...

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Maribor Shopping

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  • Grocery shopping

    I wanted to get some more water and was looking for a grocery store, when my daughter said I had just passed one. I turned around and still didn't see it. This was on Glavni square with the city hall, the plague memorial, so a very busy place and still I couldn't see any grocery shop.Its name is Mercator - there are several in Maribor - and it...

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  • Fruit,vegetables and more

    The farmers market in Maribor is great! It is located in a big area in the Lent, the stands are under some big awnings and they have a good selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh mushrooms and local crafts. All the farmers pile up their products nicely so it is not just good tasting stuff, it also look good! We bought different kind of belly...

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  • organic market on fridays

    The organic market takes place on fridays at the main square - Glavni trg from morning until 12 am or so. It is not really 'big' nor crowded and in fact numer of stalls and sellers vary - depends on season and whether there're other activites around.This is good chance to buy fresh and healthy fruit and vegetable; also home made products such as...

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Maribor Local Customs

  • illuminated titles

    Instead of too many commercial boards, there is a set of book titles now illuminating few of town's neuralgic points - and pehaps you'll notice at least one by train station behind Kidric monument, in a park accross the busy road and a few other ones reflecting in the river Drava. Some are little 'hidden', but notable if you walk through town with...

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  • Slovensko Narodno Gledališce

    Slovensko Narodno Gledalisce, The Slovene National Theatre of Maribor, is situated on the Slomškov trg. First theatre in Maribor dates from 1785 but in times it become to small and the city authorities made decision to built the bigger and more spacious theatre. The construction began in 1848 and the new theatzre was open in 1852. It has drama,...

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  • Roasted chestnuts everywhere

    This was one of my favourite things to eat in Maribor - the roasted chestnuts. I love eating them in late autumn, early winter and in Maribor they were stalls selling them everywhere.Getting a bag of roasted chestnuts and eating them on a bench at the bank of the river Drawa was making the best of both - the chestnut season and the unusually warm...

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Maribor Warnings and Dangers

  • Warrning! You might find Maribor...

    As you can see from my Mom's face (the lady with black hair, giggeling) she was having so much fun.Way to go Mom!!!!

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  • Skiing - is it safe?

    Sometimes. But sometimes accidents do happen. If something bad happens to you, you will be transported to the nearest hospital - which is in Maribor. If you will be able to wait (that is, your injury won't be life-threatening) you will probably have to do so since there are a lot of people like you there. Be patient. Hope you have health insurance...

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  • Casino

    This building used to house "Velika kavarna" (the Grand Coffee House), now it is an international gambling house.

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Maribor Tourist Traps

  • Drava can be very cold! Take it from my...

    Well, if you are racing RC boats on Lent, you must be careful not to fall into the river Drava. My Dad wasn't careful and hit the water twice in just one day. What am I saying?! In less than two hours!!!Dad, please forgive me, but the picture is too good to be placed just in our computer.

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  • In an area of the country...

    In an area of the country where two people can have lunch with wine and walk away with five bottles of wine AND a five liter container of table wine, I can't think of any tourist traps. Maybe the fact that with scenes like this, you may never want to leave.

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  • EuroPark, the biggest shopping...

    EuroPark, the biggest shopping center in this part of Slovenia. Most of the time I spend in Maribor, I spend here in Euro Park. It's cool, with a lot of shops, restaurants and cafes. SO why does I complain then? Cause always at the time I go home, I'm so out of money, lol.

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Maribor What to Pack

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    Miscellaneous: Churches are small in these parts so no use packing them with the local cows.

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Maribor Off The Beaten Path

  • trip to Negova village

    Negova is cute little village with noble castle and historic centre with a small square and church on a top of little hill which is quite iconic image of old Slovenian settlements. The castle has been recently thoroughly renewed but the re-construction work has not been finished yet entierly. Worth seeing though as a lovely day trip not too far...

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  • Piramida

    Walk north-west from the railway station across elegant early 20th century housing, alongside the city park and up through the vineyards (replanted in 1986) to the Piramida, or Kalvary. There was a castle here once, torn down in 1784 by the Brandeis family. Great views in all directions. Amazing to be able to get out of the city quite so quickly.

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  • another Three kings church

    Holy Three Kings have a lot of churches in Slovenia, and this one is from a village Sv. Trije kralji v Slovenskih goricah - on a ridge of a small hill between town Lenart and village Benedikt.Impressive buidling can be noted from a main regional road, but it is somewhat lonely place today, unless you're visiting on Sundays or religious festivals...

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Maribor Sports & Outdoors

  • Fontana

    If you stay at the Orel Hotel then you can get in to this thermal spa water complex for free, which is what I did! The spa complex was the second such complex I visited whilst staying in Slovenia after visiting Atlantis in Ljubljana and I have to say that I like them a lot and wish they were here in my country. This complex is located about a 10...

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  • Perfect for beginners and for FIS...

    The slopes of Mariborsko Pohorje are suitable for everyone who loves skiing an/or snowboarding, there is also safe area for sledging and kindergarden on the snow. Ski Club Branik Maribor has 200 excellent ski and snowboarding instructors, who will not only teach you, but may also organize interesting entertainment events. Ski rental and repair...

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  • Adrenaline Park Pohorje

    Have a Lazy Summer withHIGH ROPES CHALLENGE: giant swing, high beam, individual exercices, team exercices, climbing wallMOUNTAIN BIKINGSUMMER TOBOGGANING: sleigh-on-wheels - 5km, up to 50 km/h speed!PAINT BALLHORSEBACK RIDING

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Maribor Favorites

  • How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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  • Maribor In Your Pocket: highly...

    I have HORSCHECK to thank for introducing me to the 'In Your Pocket' series of tour guides, which we first had the opportunity to 'road test' in Tallinn (when the hotel we stayed in provided a copy of Tallinn In Your Pocket in each room).For my money, it's a much more useful travel guide than the Lonely Planet or Rough Guides that we tend to use...

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  • The LENT

    The Lent is the most lively area of the city, if you are looking for nightlife, live music and nice caffee and pubs this the place for you.In the past few years they have been restoring several old buildings and it look nice and kind of "Boheme"

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The Town Hall.
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Wine Shop in old Water Tower (Vodni Stolp).
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An extraordinary Plague Pillar.
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THE VINE.
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Very good local dishes in a friendly atmosphere
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visit a Salon 2012 of ECOC
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new urban living room
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Rotovž - the City Hall
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Maribor park
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To drink or to eat?
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Green Beer??
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Slovenian desserts
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Remembering the Murdered
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Walking in the park
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My favourite: Walking along the Drava
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No 3, but some confusion
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No.2: The Pestilence Pillar
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Number 1 in the guide books
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Specials for train travelling
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wine roads near Malecnik
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Lent by Drava, places to sit for your coffee
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many cafes to choose at Poštna street
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one of those tiny mediaeval streets - Lekarniška
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Wallow in the Terme 3000 spa!
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Stroll by the river Drava
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Ponder past pestilence at the plague monument
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travel by bus from Maribor ... to...
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From the airport
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Local transport
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where fish is really good - and expensive
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National Liberation Museum
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Franciscan Church
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The World’s Oldest Grape Vine
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Balkans' specialties
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Check out the local artists at Gallerja DLUM
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why to visit Tourist Information Centre
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Rotovž square
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going to movies in the city
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the limits of the old city
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want something Balkanese to warm up your stomach?
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