Maribor is a fantastic city but as of yet, not many people know a huge amount about it. Luckily, we’ve been to visit more times than we can count, which means that we have some seriously amazing insider knowledge to pass on to you and your friends when you visit. Squeeze the most out of your hen weekend and get some culture in too, ladies!
It’s a doddle getting over to Maribor from the UK and often it isn’t particularly expensive either with budget airlines. Mostly you can get there directly which really helps with keeping time spent and costs down. You can take public transport into the centre for relatively low costs and usually it doesn’t take an especially long time. Until the airport finishes refurbishment however, you’ll need to fly to Graz in nearby Austria and then take a train which will last around 45 minutes.
In this beautiful city where clear, blue waters are never too far away, there’s plenty to see and do. Wandering about the quaint cobbled streets is a treat in itself and hopping from café to café will certainly delight all your friends.
This pretty square lies at the centre of the Old Town and is well worth a look around, as one of the best parts of the city. Lined with stunning ancient buildings in a variety of colours, everybody will love visiting this gorgeous historical area.
Inside Maribor’s castle lies the main museum for the city and it’s undoubtedly one of the very best collections in the whole of Slovenia. See exhibitions on the middle ages, ancient archaeology, pharmacy and a history of the country and area. There are travelling exhibitions too, so be sure to drop in for a quick browse.
This is a bit of an odd one, but well worth a visit for any wine lovers. Pay your respects to the origin of your favourite beverage and see the huge vine sprawling across the Old Vine House along the Pristan Embankment. We’re not too sure how or why they know it’s the oldest vine in the world but we’re willing to believe them!
Although the name isn’t particularly appealing, plague Pillar is a really beautiful example of medieval religious sculpture, with the Virgin Mary standing tall encircled by a halo of stars on top. It serves to commemorate those who died in the great plague.
Expect to find simple but tasty fare here in Maribor in Slovenia. Cafes, bars and pubs line the streets and it’s easy to pick up a snack or meal for a great price.
This dish is really popular across the whole of Eastern Europe and it’s something that everybody will enjoy. Kind of like a hamburger, it’s a tasty mix of grilled meats and onions and is served with chips and salad or veggies and is available everywhere. Perfect for a quick snack before heading out.
Back on the theme of meat, cevapi are a kind of kebab where small pieces of grilled meat sit on a flatbread accompanied by sour cream and sauces. The kebab but not as you know it!
Now protected as a regionally specific cheese, this dairy treat is made from local sheep milk and is absolutely delicious. Pick it up in supermarkets or taste it in loads of different dishes.