The Old Vine
The oldest vine in the world still flourishes in the central part of the Old Town, Lent, in front of the Old Vine House. With a confirmed age of more than 400 years, the velvet vine, or blue cavincha, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest vine in the world still bearing precious grapes. The old vine symbolises the rich wine culture of Maribor, Styria, and Slovenia.
Museum of the World’s Oldest Vine
The Museum of the World's Oldest Vine highlights the oldest vine in the context of the urban development of Lent and Maribor as the wine-growing centre of Styria. In doing so, it draws on the surviving movable heritage, which reinforces the fact of its extraordinary age. The exhibition is further enhanced by computer animation and video production alongside selected material and exhibition texts.
Maribor Regional Museum
The dominant castle building in the centre of the city is home to the Maribor Regional Museum, a modern institution with aesthetically sophisticated exhibitions that introduce the visitor to the history of the city from the Neolithic period to the beginning of the 20th century.
Pohorje is a natural oasis, home to vast forests, the Šumik primeval forest, clearings and pastures, pristine Pohorje waters, waterfalls and peat bogs with lakes, and is home to the Europe's largest butterfly and other precious animal species.
The ascent to the city hills is not only a good form of recreation, it also rewards you with beautiful views. Enjoy views of the city and its surroundings, all the way to Pohorje!
Events and happenings
Maribor is a city of great international festivals, as well as high-profile sporting events. From cultural and sporting events to New Year celebrations in the Slovenia's biggest square and the largest outdoor festival in Slovenia!