Welcome to Maribor!
Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia with about 96,000 inhabitants in 2015. It is also the largest city of the Lower Styria region and the seat of the City Municipality of Maribor. In the year 2012, Maribor was named one of the European Capitals of Culture. The following year Maribor was the European Youth Capital.
Average winter temperatures are around zero degrees Celsius and summers are generally warm. Average temperatures in July, the city’s warmest month, exceed 20 degrees Celsius, which provides a climate favourable for cultivating vines and upholding Maribor’s wine tradition. Maribor is well known for its Žametovka – officially the oldest vine in the world!
Maribor, or Marpurch, was first mentioned in historical sources in around 1145 and has a very rich history ranging from the medieval times to present.