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About Maribor

  • Useful Information

    Public transport

    HOW TO GET THERE?

    Automobiles: Maribor has good road connections with all neighbouring countries, as well as with other places in Slovenia. From Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, to Maribor you need only a good hour driving (road A1/E57), from Maribor to the Austrian border just a few minutes (road A9/E57/E59), to Zagreb (road 1/E59) less than two hours, to Hungary a little longer (about 80 km) because there is no motorway connection, and from the Italian border a two-and-a-half-hour drive separates you from Maribor.

    Railway: You can travel to Maribor with different international trains. There are direct connections available with Zagreb (CRO), Rijeka (CRO), Graz (A), and Vienna (A). On some lines it is necessary to change trains in Ljubljana or Zidani Most. Nearby Pragersko, which has good train services with Maribor, also enables fast train connections with Budapest (H) and Venice(I).

    Bus: Maribor is connected to Zagred (CRO), Graz (A), Belgrade (YU), Amsterdam (NL) Rotterdam (NL) and most places in Germany by regular international bus lines. Otherwise Slovene towns are connected by regular bus services to Austria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and countries of the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Maribor has also good bus services with other Slovene towns.

    Airplane: Maribor airport is located in Slivnica, just a few kilometres from Maribor. At the moment it does not have regular international lines, and is used only for charter flights, business and flying sports as well as cargo transport.

    Vignette – Toll Stickers

    From 1 July 2008, motor cycles, private cars and vans whose maximum permitted weight does not exceed 3.5 tons must carry a vignette in order to drive on all Slovenian motorways and expressways managed by DARS d.d., regardless of their length. For additional information see the DARS website (http://www.dars.si/Dokumenti/Toll/Methods_of_payment/Vehicles_up_to_35_t/Vignette_308.aspx).

    railway
    Toll class 1 Toll class 2a Toll class 2b
    Yearly vignette 55 EUR 110 EUR 220 EUR
    Monthly vignette 30 EUR 30 EUR 60 EUR
    Weekly vignette 7,50 EUR 15 EUR 30 EUR
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    USEFUL CONTACTS

    Post Office: Post Slovenia, PE Maribor Partizanska cesta 54, 2000 Maribor ++386 2 449 20 00

    Bus station: Bus Station Maribor Mlinska ulica 1, 2000 Maribor ++386 2 235 02 12 info@veolia-transport.si www.veolia-transport.si

    Railway station: Slovene Railways, Train Station Maribor Partizanska cesta 50, 2000 Maribor ++386 2 29 22 100 www.slo-zeleznice.si

    Car Rentals: MK ATLAS Koseskega 19, 2000 Maribor ++386 41 680 940

    Tourist association: Turistično društvo Maribor Partizanska cesta 47, 2000 Maribor ++386 2 25 26 198

    Police: Police station Maribor I. Vošnjakova ulica 1, 2000 Maribor 113

    Medical center: Zdravstveni dom dr. Adolfa Drolca Ulica Talcev 9, 2000 Maribor ++386 2 228 62 00

    Dentist: Zobne ambulante Svetozarevska ulica 21, 2000 Maribor

    Sources: www.slovenia.info, http://maribor-pohorje.si/

    ANTI-SMOKING LAW

    In Slovenia, smoking is banned in all closed public and work premises, in other words including catering and accommodation establishments. You must be at least 18 years old to buy tobacco products. This makes Slovenia one of the European countries with the strictest limits on smoking.

    Heavy fines

    In practice, the law is being respected well. There are practically no premises where smoking is allowed, since there is the threat of heavy fines, especially for the owner, tenant or manager of premises that must impose the smoking ban.

    Companies can be fined between 2,000 and 33,000 euros for violations, sole traders between 800 and 4,000 euros and the responsible person in a company from 400 to 1,000 euros.

    A penalty of 125 euros must be paid by an individual who smokes in a place where it is banned.

    Smoking rooms

    The exception envisaged in the law is smoking rooms. These are closed spaces that are physically separate and arranged especially for smoking. Waiter service is not permitted in smoking rooms, and no food or drink can be consumed in them. The smoking room must be arranged so no air carrying tobacco smoke can flow into another room.

    ID checks in shops

    When you buy tobacco products, the vendor may ask you to prove your age by showing your ID or personal document. If you refuse, you cannot be sold the product. The same applies for purchasing alcoholic beverages in Slovenia, where only those 18 or over can buy alcohol.

    Sources: www.slovenia.info, http://maribor-pohorje.si/
  • Slovenia & Maribor Facts

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    Maribor is, as the capital of Štajerska, the second largest city in the country. At the same time Maribor is pleasantly small and set in the wonderful natural surroundings of Pohorje on the one side and wine growing hills on the other, with the river Drava wending its way through it. With its diversity and quality offers, surrender to the best that can be offered in one of Slovenia's key tourist destinations!

    Slovenia:

    • Population: 2,055,000
    • Position: Slovenia is in central Europe.
    • Area: 20,273 km2
    • Government: Slovenia is a democratic republic founded on the principle of the separation of powers of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of authority.
    • Capital city: Ljubljana, population: 280,000
    • Membership of international organisations: Slovenia has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and a member of NATO since 7 April 2004. It is also a member of many other international organisations. Administrative division: 58 administrative units, 212 municipalities.
    • Other major centres: Maribor, Kranj, Celje, Koper, Novo Mesto, Velenje, Murska Sobota
    • Official language: Slovene; also Hungarian and Italian in their respective ethnically mixed areas.
    • Religion: The majority of the population is Roman Catholic; Slovenia also has 40 other officially registered religious communities.
    • Currency: euro (EUR), since 1 January 2007
    • Climate: Alpine, Pannonian, Mediterranean
    • Time: Central European Time (UTC + 1), Central European Summer Time (UTC + 2)
    • Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C
    • Length of borders: with Austria 330 km, with Italy 280 km, with Hungary 102 km and with Croatia 670 km; total 1,382 km
    • Length of coastline: 46.6 km
    • Highest peak: Triglav, 2,864 m
    Sources: www.slovenia.info, http://maribor-pohorje.si/
  • How to say in Slovenian…?

    English » Slovene » Pronunciation

    English Slovene Pronunciation
    Good morning Dobro jutro [doh-broh you-troh]
    Good day Dober dan [doh-burr dhan]
    Good evening Dober večer [doh-burr veh-chair]
    Hello Živijo [zhee-vee-yoh]
    Thank you Hvala [hva-la]
    Please Prosim [pro-seem]
    Goodbye Nasvidenje [nas-vee-deh-nye]
    Welcome Dobrodošli [doh-broh-doh-shlee]
    Yes Da [da]
    No Ne [ne]
    Excuse me Dovolite mi, prosim [do-vo-lee-teh mee, pro-seem]
    Sorry Oprostite [o-pro-stee-teh]
    What's your name? Kako ti je ime? [ka-koh tee yeah ee-meh?]
    My name is… Jaz sem… [yas semm...]
    Where is…? Kje je...? [kye yeah...?]
    How much is…? Koliko stane...? [ko-lee-koh stah-ne...?]
    Where are you from? Od kod ste? [od koth steh?]
    Do you speak English? Govorite angleško? [go-vo-ree-teh an-glesh-ko?]
    I (don't) understand (Ne) razumem [(ne) ra-zoo-mem]
    How do you say...? Kako se reče...? [ka-ko seh reh-che...?]
    Sources: www.slovenia.info, http://maribor-pohorje.si/