Maribor is famous as a thermal resort. First healing thermal springs were discovered more than a century ago there. These thermal springs are located not far from the resort, so several modern wellness centers have appeared nearby in recent years. Nowadays, professional doctors work there, and local wellness centers offer rejuvenating treatment courses for different groups of illnesses. However, regular tourists also visit these thermal centers. As a rule, they simply want to have a vacation that is both exciting and good for their health. There are swimming pools with thermal water, massage rooms, and even balneology rooms.
Maribor is an essential stop in thematic wine tours. Not far from the resort, there are historical wineries and large vineyards. Vinag wine cellars are one of the main landmarks of the region. They were founded several centuries ago, and until now these cellars remain among the largest in central Europe. The length of the underground tunnels is more than 2500 meters. The cellars constantly store more than 5.5 million liters of wine. Nowadays, the cellars are open for excursion groups. Naturally, such wine tours end with sampling of the best varieties of the popular drink.
Fans of exploring picturesque places should definitely not forget to visit the Drava River. There is a beautiful waterfront on one of its banks. In summer, vacationers will have an opportunity to enjoy a refreshing boat ride. There is an interesting landmark not far away from the waterfront – an ancient grape-vine that was planted on its current site more than 400 years ago. Surprisingly, the vine is still alive. In summer, open-air stages open on the bank of the river. In total, several interesting music and theatre festivals take place in the town during warm months. Finally, Maribor Island is located within walking distance of the waterfront. In summer, a comfortable beach opens there.