The second largest city in Slovenia is the home of the oldest grapevine in the world. In addition, exquisite wine and culinary adventures are to be had here, not to mention the vibrant night life and recreation opportunities. Maribor is filled with cultural activity and was awarded the title European culture capital in 2012.


Villa Winter is just a five minute walk away from the city centre, where you can experience the National Slovenian Theater, several museums and the Town Castle. The Villa is just next to the vast and beautiful town park, possibly the most beautiful in all of Slovenia. Maribor is surrounded by small hills offering spectacular views. The most popular of these hills, Piramida, is just a 15 minute walk away from the villa. There is also some sightseeing to be done on Piramida as there are old castle ruins scattered all around it. If you are looking for something more serious then we suggest Pohorje (1543 m) located on the other side of Maribor. In winter, Pohorje is a popular ski resort and home to the FIS Ski World cup.

If you are looking to experience Maribor's nightlife then look no further than Lent. Drava's coast hosts a number of restaurants, bars, clubs and the world's oldest grapevine (more than 400 years old and a Guiness book of records holder). Lent is also home to the annual international Festival Lent which is one of the country's biggest cultural events. If Lent is not enought then you might also want to check out Poštna street near the Main square which is only a 5 minute walk away from Lent.

The main train and bus stations are less than a kilometre away from Villa Winter. If you wish to try traditional Styrian wines there is the Vodole-Malečnik wine road, just 5 kilometres away from the villa. If you yearn for something more there is also the heart of the vineyards in Špičnik – Zgornja Kungota which is 20 kilometres away.