Piramida is a hill around which the city Maribor was built. Here stood a castle in the 12th century, and the ruins are still present in a shape of a pyramid. The descent starts from the City Park and you are likely to meet some of the lovely but shy animals.
After 455 stone stairs you will reach the top and the famous Kalvarija, which has been a popular hiking point of citizens for centuries. In the 17th century, they erected the Church of St. Barbara and Rosalia out of gratitude after the plague ended, and they set up a holy path with chapels to reach the Church.
Between the Maribor Piramida and the Kalvarija and above the City Park stands a hill of 348 metres, covered in vines.
The Pekrska Gorca has always been the location of international ski jump competitions! See for yourself. The ski jump here was constructed by the plans of Stanko Bloudek. The "Slovenian Kalvarija" as they call it is nowadays, a beautiful hiking point with a little church and the path of the cross with four chapels.
The Mernaovo Estate is famous for the Archduke Johann's vineyard, who planted the vines from the Rhine region in 1823 and, since the new varieties were so successful, the first vineyard school was established. The Estate holds an important role to this day, since the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science is housed here.
The lookout point, near which Tojzlov and Žavcarjev vrh and St. Urban are located, is very popular among cyclists and hikers.
Gaj above Maribor is a charming village on the extreme eastern ridge of Kozjak near the border with the Republic of Austria, at an altitude of 583 meters, and it offers beautiful views.
A 383m high hill rises in the northern part of the town, its peak is adorned by a monument, marking the fifth anniversary of independence. From the top there is nice view of the city, Pohorje and the Drava field.
In the centre of Malečnik, the hill Gorca rises. A cross path from the 19th century leads to the top, 243m above sea level. On top is the Church of the Virgin Mary from the 15th century and a cemetery.
Traces of a Celtic post dating from the 1st century BC were found on the Meljski Hrib hill. Today, as a gathering place of birds of prey, it is an important ornithological area. There are 61 different bird species nesting on the hill Meljski hrib!
Vodole lies on the outskirts of the city of Maribor, at an average altitude of 322 meters, where the vineyards, planted with the most precious varieties of vines, surrender to the sun on steep slopes above the Drava.
You do not need to be up high to get a beautiful view – the view of Maribor Lent and its numerous sights from the surface of the magnificent river is beautiful, be it from a boat, raft or SUP.
You do not need to exert yourself to reach a beautiful view. The upper station of the Pohorje funicular offers a view of the entire city of Maribor, the Drava valley, wine-growing hills and all the way to the neighbouring Austria.
Popular hiking point.