River Drava brought together 250 European timber raftsman to Maribor, 2nd biggest city in Slovenia.
30th International timber raftsman meeting is visited by 250 European timber raftsman that gathered in Maribor for four days in June. They are joined in international timber raftsman association that has been successfully operating for the past 30 years and the city of Maribor has an important role in it in the association.
Timber raftsman events in Maribor have been a tradition for 33 years, with famous yearly timber raftsman baptism at Lent festival. Timber raftsman is a heart of Maribor and river Drava and represents a transportation and cargo option that has been already mentioned in the 13th century and it reached its peak in the 19th century. It is an important part of tourism offer in Maribor; traditional timber raftsman rides are available from April to October and recently they even hosted a wedding ceremony on a timber raft.
International timber raftsman congress at Hotel Habakuk
Maribor’s 4* Hotel Habakkuk, located at the foot of Pohorje, has become a synonym for meetings industry tourism. The conference centre is fresh and bright and the largest hall can accommodate up to 500 participants. The hotel will host an assembly part of International timber raftsman meeting.