Maribor is, as the capital of Štajerska, the second largest city in the country.
The old town core promises unforgettable experiences: go for a walk along the banks of the river Drava and through the lively streets and squares, where history and tradition mix with dynamism and contemporaneousness. Let Lent, the oldest part of the town enchant you along with the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world, the Old Vine House, medieval towers and remains of the city walls, as well as the square Grajski trg with the castle and museum, the square Glavni trg with the Plague memorial and the Town Hall, Bishop Slomšek's cathedral with its viewing tower, the Jewish synagogue, the Art Gallery and theatre, if we just mention but a few!
PtujIn 69 A.D., Emperor Vespasian was elected in Ptuj, and the first written mention of the city of Ptuj is from the same year. Roman Poetovio developed into an important military, commercial, customs, and administrative center. Forty thousand people lived in the Ptuj area in this period, a number never since reached.