If you want to understand Maribor city, visit The National Liberation Museum Maribor. It is a very good experience for everyone. In June they organised a tour: "Industirial paths of Maribor with an oldtimer" and we just loved it.
We found this Museum to be incredibly well set out (in an old Mansionwhich itself was fabulous) It was very informative and the graphics and displays helped us understand the incredible hardships this city has been through .A must see while in Maribor.
Some people still try to push away the recent past. But real National liberation will come when all people from Maribor will go and visit this little museum, where scientists prepare very good exhibitions, mainly about our Maribor. They will need just some new, modern touch for lights, glass cases and we will be proud that Maribor has perfect history....
This is a really fascinating museum, particularly if you a interested in the history of both World Wars. Staff very helpful and friendly. We were particularly interested in the history of the Partisans, for which it was very helpful.