Photo credit: Maribor - Pohorje Tourist Board / Matej Kristovič

The Maribor city centre offers a free public transport system service – a mini electric vehicle called Maister (Master), which enables citizens and visitors an easier access to the shops, restaurants, different institutions and sights at the city centre, as well as the visit to various events.

The people- and environment-friendly vehicle does not cause noise or emissions. It can take up to six passengers at once. It is equipped with a small trunk for hand baggage, a defibrillator and a ramp for disabled persons. The drivers are distinguished by their knowledge of the main sights at the city centre.

A congress guest in Maribor can order a ride can by a phone call and the driver picks up the caller at the agreed location in the city centre. Another option is to halt the vehicle when meeting it at the city centre and asking the driver to give a ride to the desired destination. The vehicle operates every day from 8am to 8pm including on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The vehicle is intended for the elderly, movement-impaired, blind and visually-impaired, because it eases their travelling through the city centre; for the residents and visitors, who want to bring their groceries from the shops or the market home or to the desired location in an easy and more comfortable way; for the parents with small children, who want to arrive at the desired destination at the city centre in an easier and faster fashion; and, after all, for everyone who want a short break on their way to the chosen destination.

This is just one of the steps that Maribor has taken in order to follow the goals of sustainable development of Slovenia. Namely, the destination Maribor – Pohorje is one of the 23 destinations that have entered a pilot national programme called Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism (GSST) which is being implemented under the patronage of the Slovenian Tourist Board. The main goal of the programme is to promote sustainable tourism development in Slovenia.