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Maribor. Pop. 115,000. Currency Euro. Language Slovenian. Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Nearest airport – Maribor and Graz (Austria). Best Time to go – all year round. Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia and is the principal city of the region of Lower Styria. The River Drava flows through the city until it reaches the Danube. Before World War I, Maribor was mainly populated by Germans, many of whom emigrated to Austria after the war ended. The German population was further reduced after Wordl War II when expulsions occurred as a reprisal for the cruel treatment of Slovenes. After hostilities had ended Maribor capitalised on it’s skilled labour force and it’s close proximity to the Austrian border to establish itself as the largest industrial city in Slovenia (Yugoslavia at the time) and a strong trading hub. The breakup of Yugoslavia largely removed that market from Maribor and the city suffered in the early 1990’s. Recent diversification away from heavy industry into small and medium sized businesses is proving to be successful. Despite it’s industrial past there is a very pleasant old town with some excellent views of the River Drava. Things to see include: Mestni park; Lent (Waterfront area); Mariborski grad (Castle); and Stara trta (Reputedly the world’s oldest vine).

Maribor Hotels Rooms Accommodation Travel in Lower Styria Drava

Maribor Hotels Flights and Travel including Habakuk Hotel Hotel Orel Mestni Piramida Hotel Maribor Travel and Tourism in Lower Styria and Drava Valley.

Habakuk Hotel - Maribor

Habakuk Hotel, is a 4 star hotel with 137 rooms. Skiers will love this hotel as the slopes are right outside. Also after a long day on the piste there is a relaxing thermal pool to soothe those aching limbs. For summer visitors the hotel area is a centre for horse-back riding, cycling, hiking and much more.

Habakuk Hotel - Maribor

Maribor - wikitravel

Maribor, the second most important centre and the second largest city of Slovenia. It has about 114000 inhabitants who live embraced in its wine growing hills and Mariborsko Pohorje. Located near Slovenian border with Austria, beside the Drava river and at the centre of five natural geographic regions.

Maribor Airport MBX - wikipedia

Maribor Airport (Slovenian: Letališče Maribor) (IATA: MBX, ICAO: LJMB) is the second biggest airport in Slovenia, serving the city of Maribor. It is located a few kilometres south of the city, near Slivnica.

Zlatko Zahovič - wikipedia

Zlatko Zahović born February 1, 1971) was a very gifted former Slovenian football player. Arguably the most illustrious Slovenian football player, Zahovič was born in Maribor, Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia to Serbian parents. He played 80 matches (a record) for the national team and scored 35 goals (also a record).

Maribor - wikipedia

Maribor (German: Marburg an der Drau, rarely Italian: Marburgo) is a city in Slovenia and the seat of the Maribor urban municipality. With a population of 108,000 as of 2002, it is the second-largest city in the country. Maribor lies on the river Drava at the meeting point of the Pohorje mountain, the Drava valley, the Drava plain, and the Kozjak and Slovenske gorice hill ranges. It is the center of the Slovenian region of Lower Styria and its largest city.

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