Attractions

Museum in Maribor

Maribor Regional Museum

Housed inside 15th-century Maribor Castle, this museum has one of the richest collections in Slovenia. On the ground floor are archaeological, clothing and ethnographic exhibits, including 19th-century beehive panel…
Landmark in Maribor

Old Vine

About 150m east along the Pristan embankment is Maribor's most celebrated attraction, the so-called Old Vine, which is still producing between 35kg and 55kg of grapes and about 25L of red wine per year after being p…
Cathedral in Maribor

Maribor Cathedral

Maribor's cathedral faces the square named after Anton Martin Slomšek (1800–62), the Slovenian bishop and politician beatified in 1999 and the first Slovene to earn such distinction. Parts of the imposing structure …
Park in Maribor

City Park

City Park (Mestni Park) is a lovely arboretum with 150 species of trees and three ponds. Here you’ll find the small but diverting Maribor Aquarium-Terrarium, with its diverse collection of fresh- and salt-water crit…
Square in Maribor

Glavni Trg

Maribor’s marketplace in the Middle Ages, Glavni trg is just north of the river and the main bridge crossing it. In the centre of the square is Slovenia’s most extravagant plague pillar, erected in 1743. Behind it i…
Synagogue in Maribor

Synagogue

Just north of the pentagonal 16th-century Water Tower on the waterfront, a set of steps leads up to Židovska ulica (Jewish St), the centre of the Jewish district in the Middle Ages, and home to this 15th-century syn…
Monument in Maribor

Plague Pillar

In the centre of Glavni trg, Maribor's marketplace in the Middle Ages, is perhaps the most extravagant Plague Pillar found anywhere in Central Europe. Designed by Jožef Straub and erected in 1743, it includes the Vi…
Museum in Maribor

National Liberation Museum

Housed in a stunning 19th-century mansion, the collections here document Slovenia’s struggle for freedom throughout the 20th century, with particular emphasis on the work of the Pohorje Partisans during the Nazi occ…
Tower in Maribor

Water Tower

About 300m east of the main bridge is the pentagonal Water Tower, a 16th-century defence tower. Just north of it is a set of steps leading to Židovska ulica (Jewish St), the centre of the Jewish district in the Midd…
Gallery in Maribor

Minorite Monastery

At the western end of the riverfront Pristan is the renovated 13th-century Minorite Monastery, closed by Joseph II in 1784, later used as a military barracks until 1927, and now reborn as the Maribor Puppet Theatre.