It was from Maribor that Ana sent me her wishes for an happy 2018. By the way, Ana has recently restarted to write on her blog, which is one of my favorite postcard blogs. Hope she keeps showing her cards again.
Maribor, Slovenia's second biggest city, is the centre of the Štajerska region. It is situated along the banks of the Drava river and set against the backdrop of the Pohorje mountains and rolling vine-covered hills. Its character is quite different from that of Ljubljana. Even though it was settled quite early in history, it only began to flourish in the Middle Ages. - in: https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/explore-the-region/slovenian-attractions/maribor/
Foto: E. Golob
Many historical structures stand in Maribor. Of the remains of city walls surrounding the old downtown, the most prominent are the Judgement Tower, the Water Tower, and the Jewish Tower. Maribor Cathedral was built in the Gothic style in the 13th century. Maribor Synagogue was built in the 14th century, and is the second oldest synagogue of Europe. Today it serves as a centre for cultural activities. Other prominent Medieval buildings are Maribor Castle, Betnava Castle, and the ruins of Upper Maribor Castle on Pyramid Hill. Town Hall was constructed in the Renaissance style, and the Plague Column in the Baroque style. - in: wikipedia