Top things to do

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 Slovenian in Ptuj

Gostilna Ribič

Arguably the best restaurant in Ptuj, the 'Angler Inn' faces the river, with an enormous terrace, and the speciality here is – not surprisingly – fish, especially trout and pike-perch in their various modes of prepa…
Top Choice Slovenian in Celje

Gostilna Kmetec

One of our favourite gostilne anywhere, the Kmetec sits high in the hills, looking Celje's old castle square in the face. Offerings are on the meaty side – lamb chops, boar and other game – but don't fail to try the…
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…
Castle in Ptuj

Ptuj Castle

Ptuj castle is an agglomeration of styles from the 14th to the 18th centuries, but is nonetheless a majestic sight, sitting high on the hill overlooking the red-roofed burger houses of Ptuj and the Drava River. It h…
Castle in Kozjansko Region

Podsreda Castle

Set amidst the hills of the Kozjansko region, Podsreda Castle is one of the best-preserved Romanesque fortresses in Slovenia, and looks pretty much the way it did when it was built in the mid-12th century, thanks to…
Basilica in Štajerska

Basilica of the Patroness Mary

The pilgrimage Basilica of the Patroness Mary, in Ptujska Gora village 14km southwest of Ptuj, contains one of the most treasured objects in Slovenia: a 15th-century carved caped Misericordia of the Virgin Mary and …
Monastery in Ptuj

Minorite Monastery

On the east side of Minoritski trg, with its 17th-century plague pillar, sits the massive Minorite monastery established in the 13th century. Because the Franciscan Minorites dedicated themselves to teaching, the or…
Park in Logarska Dolina

Logarska Dolina Country Park

Logarska Dolina Country Park is one of the most beautiful 'hidden' spots of Slovenia and a paradise for those seeking adventure and outdoor activities. A road goes past a chapel and through the woods to the 90m-high…
Museum in Celje

Celje Regional Museum

A birch-lined park along the Savinja River's northern embankment has an open-air lapidary of Roman remains unearthed in the Celje area, overlooked by the 16th-century Old Counts' Mansion, a lovely Renaissance buildi…