- Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia,
- Maribor Synagogue was built in the 14th century, and is the second oldest synagogue of Europe,
- The house of the oldest grapevine in the world (Hiša stare trte) at Lent grows the world’s oldest grapevine, which was in 2004 recorded in Guinness World Records,
- Every January the Maribor Pohorje Ski Resort, situated on the outskirts of the city on the slopes of the Pohorje mountain range, hosts the women’s slalom and giant slalom races for the Alpine Skiing World Cup known as Zlata lisica (The Golden Fox).
A number of celebreties were born or have acted in Maribor, among them Israel Isserlin, Matjaž Kek, Nikola Tesla and Zlatko Zahovič.