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Lake Bled

Lake Bled is one of the most famous sights in of Slovenia. It gives you the view from a postcard. The lake is surrounded by mountains and forests, making it an idyllic picture. Not for nothing do you see Lake Bled on every book and site about Slovenia. The lake is also the perfect place to swim, or just relax in the sun.

One of the highlights of Lake Bled is the Bled Island. You can go here by boat. The island is home to the Church of the Assumption of Mary, a beautiful building from the 16th century. From the island, you have a great view of the lake and its surroundings.

Bled Castle

Bled Castle is another sight not to be missed. The castle is located on a rock right next to the lake. From the castle, you have a great view of the lake and its surroundings. The castle dates back to the 11th century, making it one of the oldest castles in Slovenia. Taking the stairs up to the castle from the lake is quite a climb. Handy to know is that you can also just get there by car.

Inside the castle, you can look around the various rooms and halls, and there is also a museum where you can learn more about the castle’s history. If you are looking for a unique experience, you can also book a tour with a guide, who will tell you more about life in the castle in former times.

A visit to Slovenia is not complete without a visit to Bled.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Bled

How many kilometers is a walk around Lake Bled?

You can walk all the way around the lake. There are good footpaths. It is a walk of about 6 kilometers.

Can you swim in Lake Bled?

Yes you can swim there. In the summer the water temperature is wonderful. But you should not go to the city of Bled for swimming. You can swim on the other side of the lake. For example at Velika Zaka

Where do I have the best view of Lake Bled?

The best view and the place for the most beautiful photos can be found at a view point on a mountain on the west side of the lake. Via a rocky walk you climb to the top. Mountain boots and climbing skills are useful for this ‘walk’. Here is the location of the view point