Green Master giving an emissionless ride
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 the environment-friendly vehicle does not cause noise or emissions 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 for Tourism in Slovenia.
Grand opening on an impressive floating stage
The opening ceremony of the famous Lent Festival, that every year attracts on average 500,000 visitors to Maribor, was held at the Main Stage on the Drava river. The actual floating stage presents the symbol of Maribor and one of the festival’s most distinguished characteristics. It is 900 sq.m. in size with 679 sitting or 1200 standing places in its parterre and with additional 2196 seats on the tribunes. Its beauty lies in the fact that while sitting and watching the performances, the stage lights are magically reflecting on the river’s surface. The moment was even more magical due to the Tchaikovsky’s Swan Ballet performance held on the stage.
Experience the beauty of traditional rafting
To connect with the rich, bygone tradition of old-style rafting, one should join an incentive on the Drava river in Maribor’s Drava Regional Park. In old times the Drava river was the main transport link, and rafters docked in Maribor when they transported timber from the forests of Pohorje and Kozjak all the way down to Osijek and Belgrade. Maribor in 2012 gained even the honorary title of The European Rafting City. Maribor-Pohorje Tourist Board offers a special incentive of a timber-raft ride on the Drava river. The rafts used for the tour are built in Robinson Crusoe-style but equipped with seats and benches.