The Hotel Maribor is situated in the city center on the Glavni trg square. Through the apartment windows, you can see the Kužno znamenje (plague column) that was built by the locals in the 17th century. It now serves as an expression of gratitude at the end of the plague. Next to the statue are the Mestna hiša (city hall), the old Casino, and the University of Maribor. The views over Kalvarija, a wine-growing hill with St. Barbara chapel, and on the Pohorje reveal that Maribor is a green city.
Since Hotel Maribor is located on the main square in Maribor, you are walking distance away from the most important sights.
City of Maribor
The city of Maribor lies along the mighty river Drava in the north-west of Slovenia. On the north, it is surrounded by vineyards bearing witness to the centuries-old vinicultural traditions. On the south it is embraced by the green Pohorje with its skiing resorts, cycle tracks and trekking routes. The heart of the cultural life in the city are the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, the Maribor Art Gallery, the Regional Museum Maribor and the National Liberation Museum, the Synagogue on the Židovski trg square as well as the galleries and art studios worthy to see. The walk on the medieval Lent is magical. Between the Water and Judgement Towers, you will find the oldest vine in the world. The locals are particularly proud of it, and you can taste the local and Slovenian wines in the Hiša stare trte.
Maribor is located on the crossroad of transit routes from the Central to the South East Europe and from the West Central Europe to the Pannonian basin. Thus, you can also take shorter trips to the nearby capitals and cities:
- Vienna = 260 km
- Zagreb = 120 km
- Graz = 65 km
- Ljubljana = 135 km
- Venice = 360 km
- Budapest = 340 km