Visit Slovene Styria

This northeastern region of Slovenia boasts a rich Roman inheritance, Slovenia’s oldest and grandest thermal spas, the eastern Alps, historical cities and plentiful vine-covered hills.

Slovenia’s second and third largest towns Maribor and Celje are located in Styria.

Celje was founded by the Romans some2000 years ago. But it’s most famous for its medieval castle, first mentioned in 1322. The castle was used as a place from which the Counts of Celje were ruling the lands they controlled in the Middle Ages.

Maribor was first mentioned in the 12th century, and is the economic and cultural center of the Styria region. It is most famous for its world’s oldest living grapevine, which in about 440 years old and has a museum dedicated to it.