Maribor – Pohorje is a great starting point for those who want to discover the features of Eastern Slovenia. Ski slopes and hiking and mountain trails abound in the green hills of the Eastern-most part of Alpine Slovenia – and all just a stone’s throw from the city. The centre of the city boasts the oldest grapevine in the world.
I highly recommend a visit to the Old Vine House – taste and enjoy the finest wines in the presence of the oldest vine in the world.
Maribor – Pohorje is the recipient of the Slovenia Green Destination award.
Maribor was declared a European City of Sport in 2018.
Maribor was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2012.
The black velvet grapevine (modra kavčina) is officially recognised as being more than 400 years old and is in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest grapevine in the world, still producing its noble fruit.
As a destination, Maribor and Pohorje make up a true treasure trove of gastronomical experiences and socialising opportunities. Taste the fine wines of Styria, even one made from the grapes of a graft of the Old Vine itself. Explore the nature by the Drava river and try one of the countless Pohorje activities.
Raft on the Drava River
Enjoy the Drava River from a raft. The experience is even better in the evening with a bit of music and dancing. Let the ‘flosar’ (raftsman) and ‘flosarska frajla’ (the raft hostess) reveal the magic of this once-respected profession. Rafting on the Drava is an unforgettable experience, which provides a whole new view of the city.More
Top gastronomic pampering
Visit the best restaurant in Slovenia and one of the best restaurants in the world according to the prestigious French La Liste. Don’t expect a menu or a wine card at the Mak Restaurant – they don’t exist. Mak is a distinguished restaurant, where the imagination of Chef David Vračko knows no bounds.More
The city of festivals and culture
Rich viticulture, alluring historic landmarks, remarkable architecture, world-class art and great cultural events – all of these led Maribor to the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2012. Every year, the city’s cultural vibrancy is brought to life by unique festivals such as the Lent Festival, the gastronomic Old Vine Festival, the Maribor Theatre Festival and the musical Maribor Festival.More
The first cable car in Slovenia
Soak in the magnificent views while ascending above the capital of Styria. The lower station of the Pohorska Vzpenjača cable car is located only 5 km from the city centre of Maribor and serves to connect the hustle and bustle of the city to the serene, but lively Maribor Pohorje.More
Skiing down Maribor’s Pohorje
Visit the largest ski resort in Slovenia, where the best female Alpine skiers in the world compete every winter. Well-maintained ski slopes, relaxing at wellness centres, pristine nature – all just a stone’s throw from Maribor. Enjoy the longest night skiing slope in Slovenia. In the warm months, the slopes become the site of a Mountain Bike World Cup and you can enjoy it on your bike too – or in a PohorJET slide.More
A view of the city from the Drava
Go supping alongside the old centre of Lent and relive the close historical ties between the city and the river. The view of the oldest part of Maribor from the Drava will surely enchant you. While supping, you can hear the stories told by the city towers and streets alongside the river.More
A vineyard glamping resort
Chateau Ramšak Glamping Resort offers you an unforgettable getaway in boutique and glamorous tree houses or glamping tents. The Resort is located on an estate that is nestled within 15 ha of rolling green hills and vineyards just a stone’s throw from Maribor. A graft of the oldest vine in the world adorns the entrance to Chateau Ramšak, which prides itself on its wine cellar and the largest wine press in Europe.More
Pristine nature of Pohorje right by the city
A natural oasis of lush forests and the Šumik ancient woodland, clearings and pastures, clean and drinkable Pohorje water, waterfalls and peat moors with lakes, the largest butterfly in Europe and other invaluable animal species, and the only silicate mountain chain in Slovenia are all natural peculiarities of Pohorje that will fascinate both nature lovers and professionals.More
Slovenia is writing its green story. Feel it at every turn.
Take a free ride in the centre of Maribor on an electric vehicle, or rent an electric bicycle and explore the city with the mobile app.
The families that run ecological tourist farms are dedicated to respecting nature and living in harmony with it. Hotels that have been awarded the EU Ecolabel environmental daisy also share this green mentality.
A heart-shaped bicycle trail weaves its way through the vineyards above the village of Svečina in the Maribor countryside.
The Pohorje omelette
Legend has it that the Pohorje omelette was first prepared in the former Railway Home in 1950. The renowned omelette combines ingredients that provide the authentic Pohorje taste. Despite its easy preparation, it will surprise you with its perfect harmony of flavours. The sweet batter complements the lovely acidity of cranberries and the rich milky aroma of the whipped cream. The colour and the aroma of the peppermint liqueur will remind you of the vast spruce forests of Pohorje. This is a dessert worth waiting for as it is perfect when fresh and warm.
Maribor – Pohorje: A destination full of surprises
Discover the land of vineyard hills, the secrets of the lush Pohorje forests, cultural treasures and adventures on the Drava in the second largest Slovenian city.
Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest
Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.
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Mond, Casinò & HotelMore
Hotel Bau MariborMore
Set off on a journey to these neighbouring destinations Follow the Drava to the oldest Slovenian city of Ptuj, a half an hour’s drive from Maribor. Take the hiking or cycling trails and explore the western part of Pohorje all the way to Rogla and Zreče where you can take your outdoor activities to the next level with some thermal pampering, or all the way to Carinthia, where amazing adventures await in the Peca Underground Mine and the Karavanke Geopark. It will take about an hour by car to both destinations. For a thermal experience visit the Pomurje region as well, a mere 45-minute drive away.
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