"Ambivalent about Maribor" Maribor by CatherineReichardt
Maribor Travel Guide: 364 reviews and 916 photos
We passed through Maribor for a couple of hours on our way east, and I confess that I really didn't get its measure.
On the face of it, it appears to be a pleasant and prosperous town that would seem to offer the visitor a reasonable amount to do.
I suspect that the major reason to visit Maribor would be to attend the Lenten festivities or to explore the neighbouring Pohorje massif, which seems to offer excellent hiking, cycling and winter sports opportunities.
East of Maribor, the sharp topography of the west has been reduced to a series of rolling hills, and by the time you reach the border, the landscape is flat (as befits the start of the great Hungarian Plain) and the countryside is pretty rather than beautiful. Many of the hillsides are covered with vineyards, which will doubtless excite the wine buffs among us, but for those of us who are allergic to the stuff, it's no great cause for celebration!
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