We really didn’t get to see as much of Maribor as we would have liked as it was raining so hard we literally did a whistle stop tour.
We stayed at Camping Kekek http://cck.si/welcome/ as we desperately needed to do some washing. It was a lovely campsite and we were the only ones staying but at 23 euros per night it was expensive as there are so many motorhome aires available.
Maribor is the 2nd largest city in Slovenia. From the pictures we had seen it looks very picturesque on a sunny day as it is located on the banks of the River Drava.
We went in search to find the oldest grapevine in the world. The vine is nearly 400 years old and still produces a small quantity of wine each year. The wine produced isn’t sold, it is given away as gifts but unfortunately you have to be a very special person to receive a bottle.
The museum is free to walk around and we learnt some interesting facts about the oldest grapevine and Slovenian wine production.
We decided to have a wine tasting which cost about 8 euros each for a tasting of 5 wines. We found the wine tasting very informative and we tried a good variety of different wines including an orange wine!
We had a brief walk around the old historic town which looked lovely but it was raining so hard we decided to go and get a bite to eat and give up on the sightseeing.