The University City of Maribor is the centre of Slovenia's Styria (Štajerska) region. Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia, nestled along the river Drava in the embrace of the green forests of Pohorje and picturesque wine-growing hills.
Maribor prides itself with profound history and a long wine tradition, which is particularly marked by the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world, which has been growing here for more than 400 years. The city is also known as a university and metropolitan city and the economic, financial, administrative, educational, cultural, culinary, commercial and tourist centre of the north-eastern part of Slovenia. It was the Alpine City in 2000, the European Capital of Culture in 2012, the European Rafting City 2012 and the European Youth Capital 2013.
Maribor is also known for some famous Festivals and events, such as Lent Festival, Maribor Festival, Borštnik Meeting, Old Vine Festival, Ski event Golden Fox,… The important part of the city is sport, especially the Football Club NK Maribor, which has competed in the Europa League and Champions League a few times.
You can check some 3D pictures of Maribor in our virtual tour.