City park: Maribor's favorite place
Many locals stroll through this beautiful park on a daily basis and so do we when on vacations in Maribor. Kids play area, a wonderful aquarium-terrarium and an excellent restaurant make this park a full experience for the whole family.
We regularly visit the park because of its beauty and favorite position right in the center of Maribor. My daughter is particularly happy about it. We would normally enter the park through a vast promenade and stop by at the small pond because of ducks...
...guess who is the most excited about this!
The park begins with a magnificent promenade
just north of Maribor's pedestrian zone.
The little pond east of the promenade
with ducks' sacred island
(undergoing complete restoration - spring 2008).
The 54 years old city aquarium-terrarium is often our next destination and one of Marusa's favorite places. There are 39 large tanks with some 120 fish types from around the globe. In addition to that the terrarium hosts more than 100 types of reptiles, amphibians and insects including some of the most poisonous snakes and spiders. This is a definite must see for youngsters!
Maribor aquarium-terrarium is one of the most
important in this part of Europe.
There is no way I can escape the duck feeding exercise with my daughter at the first pond. Its position is actually really good. The "Trije Ribniki" (The Three Ponds) restaurant with its cute elevated terraces is just a few meters away. It is an ideal lunch time location.
Restaurant Pri treh ribnikih .
The real duck feeding frenzy is a matter
of the first large pond.
Almost all trees are marked with signs showing
their names and origin.
Late Biedermeier style benches are everywhere
giving every opportunity for a short break.
After having a lunch break at "Trije Ribniki" we make a slow walk along the second pond which is a favorite place for magnificent swans which again is excellent news for my daughter. "Ribnisko selo" village sits north of the park borders and you are already in the wine region with some tourist farms just few hundred meters away.
Ribnisko selo village opens up north
of the second pond.
The first pond's fountain has become
one of the park's main symbols.
Beautiful bandstand pavilion hosts concerts but
my daughter loves it too...
Promenades, fountains, flowers - tranquility
in the heart of the city.
You can always see interesting fish in
one of tree lakes in the park.
It's no wonder this park is a favorite place for so many people. The visit of the park with its attractions can take half a day never mind miles of paths through the woodlands to some of Maribor's favorite views like Piramida or Kalvarija hills. Mariborians are really lucky to have such a wonderful park in the middle of the city. There is no need for a car and it's got everything a family would need to spend hours enjoying themselves.
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