Hotel Habakuk

The conference will take place in Hotel Habakuk (, which lies on the slopes of Pohorje and is a ten-minute drive away from the Maribor city centre – the economic, business, cultural and university centre of the region. This five-star hotel has been chosen because of its excellent conference facilities and top-class service.

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Maribor is the second most important centre and the second largest city of Slovenia. It has about 114.000 inhabitants who live embraced in its wine-growing hills and the Maribor Pohorje mountain range. Located near the Slovenian border with Austria, beside the Drava River and at the centre of five natural geographic regions, Maribor is the capital of Štajerska, the Slovenian Styria.

Maribor is a trans-regional financial, educational, trade and cultural centre. And since it`s pleasantly small and lodged in the nature of the Pohorje mountain range on one side and the wine-growing hills on the other, and with the river Drava wending its way through it, Maribor has grown into one of the country’s most important tourist destinations. Its key features are: the rich wine culture (the oldest vine in the world, numerous wine roads and wine cellars), the old town`s cultural offer (theatre, traditional events, galleries and museums), and recreational activities (hiking, cycling and skiing).
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Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst. This small green country measures 20,273 km2 in area, and is home to sincere, hospitable people of great diligence. It has an exceptional number of top athletes, and a wealth of cultural creativity. In Slovenia, it is not difficult to compare the value of goods and services, as they are priced in one of the world’s major currencies, the Euro.
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time zone: CET (UTC +1)
  • Temperature in May: 15 – 17 degrees
  • Safety: Slovenia is amongst top 10 safest countries in the world
  • Second language: English (people speak English very well)
  • Population: 2 mio
  • GDP per capita: 28.000$
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Source: I Love Slovenia

Accomodation options

We have arranged special offers for you in the following hotels. In order to benefit from the special offer, you have to state the key word "PODIM" when booking the room.
Hotel Price Booking
Habakuk Hotel 
*conference venue
Single room 71€
Double room 110€
*no advance payment necessary
T: + 368 2 234 43 33
Key word: PODIM
Hotel Orel Single room: 53.00€
Double room: 90.00€
*advance payment necessary
T: + 368 2 234 43 33
Key word: PODIM
Hotel Piramida  Single room: 60.00€
Double room: 110.00€
*advance payment necessary
T: + 368 2 234 43 33
Key word: PODIM
Hotel ARENA   Single room: 59.00€
Double room: 100.00€
*advance payment necessary
T: + 386 2 234 43 33
Key word: PODIM

All the prices are "Bed and breakfast". VAT is included. In order to benefit from the special offer, you have to state the key word "PODIM" when booking the room.



By plane

Although Maribor has an international airport, i.e. the Edvard Rusjan Airport or simply just the Maribor Airport, it does not provide regular flight connections. Nearby airports are in: Airports in Ljubljana, Graz and Klagenfurt are also destinations of the low-cost carriers easyJet (Ljubljana) and Ryanair (Klagenfurt and Graz).

The Graz Airport is the closest to Maribor: trains from the Graz Airport to Maribor leave six times a day, and the journey takes about an hour and a half.

By train

The Maribor train station is situated in the eastern part of the Maribor city centre (at Partizanska cesta 50). By train, you can travel to Maribor from for example:
  • Vienna Meidling – Maribor (3 h 30 m)
  • Graz – Maribor (1 h)
  • Venezia Santa Lucia – Ljubljana – Maribor (9 - 10 h)
  • Zagreb – Dobova – Zidani most – Celje – Pragersko – Maribor (3 h 30 min)
  • Budapest – Vienna – Graz – Maribor (6 h 30 m)
  • Budapest – Hodoš – Murska Sobota – Ormož – Ptuj – Pragersko – Maribor (6 h 30 m)
  • Budapest – Murakerestur – Zagreb – Maribor (13 h 30 m)
  • Prague – Vienna – Maribor (9 h)
You can find more connections and schedule information at Slovenian Railways (Slovenske železnice).

By car

By car, you can travel to the Maribor region from the direction of:
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia) on the A1/E57,
  • Zagreb (Croatia) on the E59,
  • Budapest (Hungary) on the E59/E65/E71/M7 and
  • Trieste (Italy) on the E57/E70.

Maribor is located only a few minutes from the Austrian boarder: you can travel to Maribor from the direction of:
  • Graz on the A9/E57/E59,
  • Klagenfurt on the road B80/B70 and
  • Villach on the B80/B70/E66/B83.

Between Maribor and other capitals of ex-Yugoslavian countries is a distance of:
  • Ljubljana 123 km,
  • Zagreb 110 km (Croatia),
  • Sarajevo 487 km (BiH),
  • Belgrade 512 km (Serbia),
  • Podgorica 703 km (Montenegro) and
  • Skopje 945 km (Macedonia).

Between Maribor and other European cities is a distance of:
  • Paris 1299 km (France),
  • Venice 365 km (Italy),
  • Prague 548 km (Czech Republic),
  • Budapest 340 km (Hungary),
  • Berehove 653 km (Ukraine),
  • Shkodra 759 km (Albania),
  • Hamburg 1163 km (Germany),
  • London 1488 km (England),
  • Nordkapp 3699 km (Norway),
  • Lisbon 2739 km (Portugal),
  • Belgorod 1925 km (Russia),
  • Thessaloniki 1134 km (Greece), Frankfurt 1050 km,
  • Graz 68 km,
  • Milan 622 km,
  • Munich 493 km,
  • Prague 595 km,
  • Salzburg 352 km, Split 460 km,
  • Trieste 216 km,
  • Vienna 255 km and
  • Zurich 803 km.

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