WDEC 2019: Guided tour at Pobrežje Cemetery

Guided tour at Pobrežje Cemetery
On June 11th, 2019, a guided tour took place at Pobrežje Cemetery (Maribor, Slovenia) under the guidance of Mr. Tone Partljič, an expert on Maribor`s culture, slang, people and their nature.

The event took place during the Week of discovering European cemeteries 2019 and was also one of the events organized by Pogrebno podjetje Maribor in 2019 to commemorate two important anniversaries - 150 years of operation of Pogrebno podjetje Maribor and 140 years of Pobrežje Cemetery.

About the event

At the beginning, participants were addressed by the director of Pogrebno podjetje Maribor and president of ASCE, Lidija Pliberšek and by the tour guide, Tone Partljič. The speeches were then followed by a walk through Pobrežje Cemetery, where Mr. Partljič presented some interesting stories about the lives and achievements of some of the famous and lesser-known people from Maribor who were buried there. During the tour, they stopped at the graves of General Rudolf Maister and his family; Russian doctor Sergej Kapralov and his wife Helena; film director Jože Babič; and Herta Haas, wife of former president of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito.

At the end of the tour, a short concert of classical music took place at Czeike's arcades, performed by the violinist Oksana Pečeny and guitarist Matic Dolenc.