Share the experience of kings who have been fascinated by a view to the lake with an island and church in its middle, overlooked by a castle laying on high cliffs above the lake. Bled offers fascinating beauty and many people would certainly agree. It has always been a destination popular for kings, presidents and poets who are inspired by this magnificient view to write new novelas.
What to see there?
Town of Bled
It‘s a large town which you can find in Julian Alps in Slovenia when you will exit from a highway in Lesce and then continue by a main road. Bled doesn‘t offer many sights and when you enter it you should think: It‘s so crowded and I can‘t park anywhere because everything is so full. But when you will continue through the town to the lake, you will regret what you have said.
It‘s a huge glacial lake with an island with a church in the middle. It offers some beaches where you can bath and one aquapark, too. In the summer is water pleasantly warm so when you have bathing suit with you, you should refresh in the lake with temperature around 23-25°C.
The island church
It‘s the only natural Slovenian island located in a glacial lake. You can get there by boat from shore for few euros.
This castle laying on the cliffs high above the lake belongs between the oldest castles in Slovenia. Inside is a museum, gallery, wine cellar, restaurant and herbal gallery. Entry is quite expensive, for adults costs 10€, for students 7€ and for children (14 and younger) costs 5€.
Presidental residence, usually closed for public has a gorgeous park inside the resort and amazing view to the whole lake.
Fijaker is a coachman who takes you with a horse-driven carriage around the lake of Bled, around the town or up to the castle.
Pletna is a traditional wooden boat used for ferrying visitors to the island.
If trails through the always wet forests aren‘t anything for you (e.g. Bohinj), but you like touristics, you will certainly like this walk around the Lake Bled. It’s easy to moderate for all kinds of people and should be absolved by rollerblades or on bike.
You start in the town of Bled, there is no exact point for starting because you should enter the pavement on a lot of places. This tour lasts around 2 hours for people who want to enjoy the views and photo everything as me. Walking around crystal clear and unbelievably blue lake through the romantic forest have its own magic. You can ride it by a bike or by rollerblades and it‘s also good for jogging and running. Bathing in the lake is allowed, too, but only on the signed places, which are:
- natural swimming pool which is fenced around and have tobogans. This areal lays under the castle and it‘s payed.
- on the other side of the lake far away from the city are beaches. In the front of Olympic Center is the biggest one with some beach restaurants and bars, where is certainly the best access to the lake. You can actually bath anywhere you want on that other side, but on the other places is very deep water treacherous streams that can easily drag you down.