In Maribor’s business and industry zone Zone Tezno (Cona Tezno), there are almost 212 companies registered with around 3830 people employed. The Zone, however, is not a new addition to Maribor, but it is rather its well-aged and experienced part dating back to no less than incredible 1941 when the first factory was built in the area.
The Zone’s special and hidden characteristic is, literally, … hidden. In 1943, German owners of the factory built underground tunnels with passages as an emergency site for enabling continuous operation of the factory also in the time of Allies air raids.
Part of the trenches have been transformed for a tour that has been organised in a collaboration between the Zavod PPC Tezno and agency Rajzefiber. The entrance into the tunnels starts with an impressive set of 90 stairs descending into the underground. The temperature in the corridors is constant – at 12 ° C.
In the guided tour, the visitors see a photographic exhibition from the past and have a walk through the tunnels lead by two guides that tell the story about the factory’s production in the tunnels during the 2nd World War.
|Best time of the year:||All-year-round; cancelled if too rainy or wet (during snow melt).|
|Number of participants:||Min: 15, Max: 30|