Maribor is second largest city of Slovenia with 96.000 inhabitants. It is firmly positioned on the tourist map of the world as European Capital of Culture 2012 and European Capital of Youth 2013. The City is wonderfully nestled in the embrace of the green Pohorje Mountains on one side and the picturesque wine growing hills on the other. It is is located by the Drava river and in its centre grows the oldest – over 450 years old – vine in the world, attracting many visitors from all over the world to the Old Vine House.
Maribor lies at a junction of two important paneuropean traffic corridors, the motorway network exits and railway junctions lead towards Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana and Zagreb. Nearest Airports are in Ljubljana, Zagreb and Graz. Pohorje Mountain is important ski tourist center, that every year hosts well known women alpine world cup race for Golden Fox. Football club of Maribor is the most succesfull Slovenian soccer club with experiences in UEFA Champions League.
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