Its significance for the inhabitants of Maribor
Narodni dom was built by the bank Slovenska posojilnica between 1897-98 according to a plan by the Czech architect Jan Veyrich based on a plan for the town hall in Pardubica. The building was of exceptional importance for the Slovene part of the then Maribor inhabitants, as in it they got a place for all the then Slovene national awakening and cultural organisations. In the cataclysm of 1918 the National Council for Štajerska occupied Narodni dom, for decades after the Second World War it was managed by the military; in it was the home of the Yugoslav national forces - Dom jugoslovanske ljudske armade.
20th and 21st century
It was only after 1992 that it became Narodni dom again. It now is the seat of the Cultural-Event Centre Narodni dom Maribor; in front of the building stands a stylised monument of Prince Koclej. The Cultural-Event Centre Narodni dom Maribor is the organiser of the well known, traditional Festival Lent, Maribor Philharmonic Society Chamber cycle, Comedies, Small stage etc throughout the year.
Working time: Monday - Friday: 10.00 -17.00, Saturday: 9.00 -12.00, Sundays and holidays: closed (and one hour before every performance).
Ulica Kneza Koclja 9
Tel. : ++386 2 229 40 00
Fax : ++386 2 252 64 56
Web site : www.nd-mb.si
GPS Northing (N) : 46,5576
GPS Easting (E) : 15,6493