WINTER (2018/2019) – HIGHLIGHTS

The cold, for one pleasant, for other unpopular season – winter has finally said goodbye. We moved the clock, the days started to be longer, … the summer is approaching!

In December, the main events took place in the Trg Leona Štuklja Square, more about them in the previous blog, which can be found here -> https://www.hotel-bau.si/11212/

We, as a team, also celebrated the end of 2018 in December. With the help of Rajzefiber we walked through the city and at the same time learned many new things about Maribor. We have refreshed ourselves in the Vietnamese restaurant Ngon (http://www.ngon.si/) which deserves praise due to tasty food as well as pleasant and helpful staff. We spent a great day.

If you want to spend the day in a slightly different way, learn something new, or just buy some kind of handmade local souvenir, click on the next link that will bring you to the Rajzefiber website, where you will find all the necessary information: https://www.rajzefiber.si/en/news

January was a quieter month, we could rest from a lively December and accumulate energy for the coming months, because at the beginning of February we were looking forward to the most important winter event in Maribor – the Golden Fox.

1. GOLDEN FOX (1.2. And 2.2.2019.) – Snow stadium Pohorje

This year, finally, again in Maribor. Among the competitors, our best “fox” Ilka Štuhec also appeared, but this time she failed to show her best performance to the local audience. But such is life, there are ups and downs, it’s just not easy to go by plans. Of course, however, we are still very proud of her.

We are proud to say that at the Hotel Bau Maribor this year we hosted two national teams, Austria and Poland, for which we, as well as for all other guests, made every effort to ensure that their stay was pleasant.

This year’s Golden Fox winner was Mikaela Shiffrin, a 24-year-old American, who shared the first place with Petra Vlhova from Slovakia.
For more details about the event, visit their official website: http://www.goldenfox.org/

 

 

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2. SWIMMERS (1.2.-3.2.2019 and 9.2.2019)
In February, we hosted young swimmers who participated in the competition “Slovenian Championship for boys and girls 2019 “. They were well placed, our team congratulates them and we want them to continue to follow their dreams and goals.

 

3. PUSTOVANJE – TRADITIONAL CARNIVAL FESTIVAL (2.3 and 5.3.2019)
On the funny carnival Tuesday morning, at 10:00 am, children’s carnival masks were collected at the Trg svobode Square. The children were entertained by the magician Greg and Alice in Wonderland. However, the celebration continued in the afternoon, where all generations enjoyed the Help! A Beatles Tribute band. Everyone with the maskhave recieved a free donut.

 

 

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4. JU JITSU (2nd in 3.3.2019)
In March, we hosted athletes in Ju Jitsu competition (European Cup and the 15th International Tournament Maribor Open -memorial ROBI RAJH), which took place in the Tabor hall.
You are invited to visit their official website: https://www.szm.si/15-robi-rajh-open

5. 40th PRUNING OF THE OLD VINE (03/09/2019)

 

The Old Vine is one of the world’s most famous vines and is pride of our city. It is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, as the oldest vine (it is more than 400 years old). This year, there has already been 40th traditional pruning. The scions of our vine can be found almost everywhere in the world.
On this site, you can read all this year’s recipients of the Old Vine scions: https://maribor-pohorje.si/pruning-of-the-old-vine-7-march-2020.aspx

 

 

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6. HORA-CANTATA (premiere: 8.3.2019)
Those of us who visit the theater in our free time, could enjoy this winter. A premiere of the new artistic work, a modern ballet in the choreography of our home-town choreographer Edward Clug and guest Mauro Bigonzetti has taken place. The dancers of the Maribor ballet again proved that they are as good as the best dancers in the world.
For more details, click on the web site: https://www.sng-mb.si/predstave-opera-balet/hora—cantata/

 

 

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7th INTERNATIONAL CHILLI & CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL – Trg Leona Štuklja Square, 22.3. and 23.3.2019
On the verge of the calendar spring, an event was held for those who like to pamper their tastebuds. It was attended by more than 40 different makers of chili and chocolate creations from Slovenia and abroad. At this festival, it was possible not only to try but to co-create products from chilli and chocolate as well.

 

 

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There is always something going on in Maribor, regardless of the season. Winter has said farewell, and now we are expecting a pleasant spring and later a hot summer, the highlight will be, of course, the biggest summer festival in Maribor, the Festival Lent. Details are coming soon, so you are welcome to follow our website.