This immaculately-kept park just north of the city centre is definitely one of Maribor's best features. With its three ponds teeming with many different species of bird and a terrapin or two in amongst them - who started life in the nearby and popular aquarium - and highly sociable squirrels up and around the trees, there is much to keep nature lovers occupied but this is also the city's best place to relax. On Sundays you might catch a classical music concert held in the pavilion right smack in the middle of the park. But the serenity is for the adults. The kids are too busy whooping it up in the playground to be bothered with 'relaxation'. That can come later in life.