Grad(The Castle) - Trg Svobode(Liberty square) - Svetozarevska ulica(Svetozarevska street) - Lent - Vodnikov trg(Vodnik square) - Strossmayerjeva ulica(Strossmayerjeva street) - Mladinska ulica(Mladinska street) - Trg generala Maistra(General Maister square)
From the Square we turn south along Svetozarevska ulica. At one time, the Scherbaum mill occupied number 6. It then served from 1937 to the 1970s as the Maribor Printing House, until the firm moved to its new premises in the southern part of Maribor. Svetozarevska 14 houses the editorial and administrative offices of the newspaper Vecer. In addition to the daily newspaper they also publish two weeklies, with special editions, and a monthly journal.
The Narodni dom(National
Home), is located at the intersection of Svetozarevska
and Kneza Koclja ulica. In 1899 it was erected by
Slovenes with the funds provided by the Maribor Savings
Bank. It was designed by the Czech architect Jan Vejrych.
This impressive, palatial building was the centre of
economic, political, and cultural activities: Slovanska
citalnica (The Slavic Reading Club), The Theatre Society,
The Public Library, The National Museum, The Library of
the Historical Society for Slovene Styria, and other such
groups were centred here. In 1918 the National Council
for Styria held its meetings here.
The Water Tower has since been converted into an attractive wine cellar, where a variety of choice Slovene wines can be sampled and purchased.
the Tower one can enjoy a rewarding view of the medieval synagogue
with its buttresses, and of the Jewish Tower. In
fact, this renovated district retains the most authentic
part of medieval Maribor.