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In History

In History

In times gone by, the water represented a key element of the settlement. Towns and smaller settlements always formed near sources of water and only later migrated into the area’s interior. Numerous archaeological remains near the cycle paths along the Mura and Drava are evidence of that fact. Many of the buildings are still standing including castles, mansions, city walls, churches and other similar structures.

Both past and recent history is much appreciated by the locals, as there are and continue to be more thematic museums, which, through the great energy and enthusiasm of their owners, ensure that the history will not be forgotten.

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Stage 1

Maribor – Duplek – Maribor

Particularly of interest:
The court tower from the 14th century that is located along the Drava in Maribor, in Lent, is one of the city wall’s defence towers that once defended the city. Around 1540, it was built in a fortress style and then altered to its current style in 1830.

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Stage 2

Maribor – Lovrenc na Pohorju – Maribor

Particularly of interest:
On Pohorje, you can see the oldest rock in Slovenia that is more that 400 million years old.

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Stage 3

Maribor – Mariborsko Pohorje – Maribor

Particularly of interest:
The old vine in Maribor was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004 and is thus officially recognised as one of the oldest vines in the world. It is more than 440 years old.

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