Stajerska is Slovenian largest region, famous for thermal resorts, spas, vineyards, country's largest and most historical towns, castles and also plenty of mountains.
Maribor is its capital and Slovenian second largest city. It is a modern town, the home of the oldest vine in the world (more than 400 years old), theatre, opera, ballet, a university, many museums and galleries of visual arts and an attractive medieval core with riverside restaurants and cafés.
Slovenian oldest city Ptuj equals Ljubljana in terms of historical importance. It is mostly known for its castle in the centre of the town and a costumed parade, one of the highlights of Slovenian folklore. This parade called Kurentovanje is a colourful and noisy festival of spring and fertility with the main goal to chase away devils of the winter.
Celje is another historic town, a former capital of the Roman province and the seat of one of central European most powerful feudal dynasties, the Counts of Celje. Its castle is the largest fortress in Slovenia.
Beautiful Pohorje is the mountain range of Stajerska region. It is very popular for summer and winter outdoor activities.
Remote Koroska, to the north of Stajerska, is the most mountainous region and the smallest province. Its unspoilt mountains, dark forests and highland meadows comprise three valleys and three mountain ranges. This is also an excellent area for hiking or other outdoor activities.
The most Eastern part of the country is a forgotten corner that in many ways looks and feels different from the rest of Slovenia. Prekmurje is a mysterious land looking more like Hungary than Slovenia. This vast fertile area of arable farms is the home of storks in abundance, large Pannonian-style farmhouses and a place to relax in a hospitable environment of a thermal spa.