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Top Choice Bar in Maribor

Luft Kavica & Zabavica

Always suckers for views and recycling, we love that the old Slavija Hotel is now an office building with its own two-level rooftop cafe-bar. Head for floor 11 and you'll be amazed; go one floor up to the open terra…
Top Choice Fusion in Maribor

Restavracija Mak

A meal at this unprepossessing restaurant in Obrežje across the Drava River is not just a night out but an event. Forget à la carte and opt for a set dinner, chosen and prepared by owner-chef David Vračko. From amus…
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…
International in Maribor

Rožmarin

Anchor tenant in central Maribor for several years now, this stylish place is all things to all men (and women): a restaurant, a cafe, a vinoteka, a shop. The steaks are a cut above but the best deals going are the …
Slovenian in Maribor

Malca

This little place with the bankers' hours serves some of the freshest dishes based on seasonal ingredients in town. Dishes are mostly Slovenian, such as žlikrofi (ravioli of potato, onion and spiced pork), or savour…
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…
Balkan in Maribor

Gril Ranca

This unpretentious little place in Lent, with its lovely open terrace and full views of the Drava River, serves simple but scrumptious Balkan grills such as čevapčiči (spicy meatballs of beef or pork) and pleskavica…
Mediterranean in Maribor

Pri Florjanu

A great spot in full view of the Column of St Florian, patron of firefighters, this very stylish place has both an open front and an enclosed back terrace and a huge minimalist restaurant in between. It serves rathe…
Slovenian in Maribor

Gostilna Pri Treh Ribnikih

A great place for a meal if you want to get out of the city but don’t feel like travelling is 'At the Three Fishponds' in City Park. Along with a handful of fish dishes, you'll find such specialties as cheese štrukl…
Theatre in Maribor

Slovenian National Theatre Maribor

This branch of the SNG in Ljubljana has one of the best reputations in the country, and its productions have received critical acclaim throughout Europe. The city’s ballet and opera companies also perform here. Ente…