Lake Bled

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Explore a quaint island church, climb to the heights of a medieval clifftop castle and enjoy views of this scenic lake.

Lake Bled is a large body of water surrounded by forested hills and picturesque mountains. In its center stands a scenic island full of green plants and a charming church. Hike the perimeter of the lake through its varied foliage to encounter a medieval castle and many excellent viewpoints.

Atop a steep cliff on the northern shore of the lake is Bled Castle. Visit its museum to learn about the history of Bled. See the Romanesque tower that dates back to the 11th century. Climb to the top of the castle for excellent views of Lake Bled and its island church.

To reach the island, ride the pletna boat, a gondola-like vessel native to Bled with a roof and just one rower. The pletna picks up passengers from the park in Mlino on the lake’s southern shore. Spend some time on the island exploring the 17th-century church. Admire the remaining parts of frescoes that depict the Virgin Mary’s life. Visit the bell tower to see the complex clock mechanism and have a good view of the lake.

Rent a boat to row across the lake and appreciate the silence in this tranquil setting. Stroll along the Bled Promenade, a charming path flanked by trees. Admire the changing colors of the leaves in fall and the white glow of snow in winter.

Learn about the geological origins of the lake, which was formed by a glacier and a natural tectonic hollow. It is nearly 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) long and 4,500 feet (1,400 meters) wide. The World Rowing Championship has been held at this lake several times.

Stay at one of the hotels that surround the lake. Certain hotels on the northeastern shore make use of thermal springs for their pools. Boat rentals and trips to the island have a small fee.

Find Lake Bled in the heart of the Julian Alps in the southwestern part of Bled in the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia. Fly to Ljubljana International Airport, which is a 30-minute drive southeast from the lake.

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Triglav Bled
Triglav Bled
4 out of 5
Kolodvorska Cesta 33, Bled
The price is £96 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
This family-friendly Bled hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Bled Castle, Mala Osojnica and St. Martin's Parish Church. Lake Bled is 2.3 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (141 reviews)
"Excellent staff and restaurant. Clean but very basic, very small room for the price (we paid 260.00 euros per night). Location is tricky due to the steep walk back from the lake."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

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Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) - Sava Hotels & Resorts
Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) - Sava Hotels & Resorts
4 out of 5
Cankarjeva 4, Bled
The price is £114 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Situated in Bled, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pustolovski Park Bled, Lake Bled and Bled Castle. St. Martin's Parish Church and Church of Sv Marika ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (242 reviews)
"Pro: The property and rooms were clean. They gave you 2 pillows. The staff was friendly. Close walking distance to shops, lake, restaurants. Con: we purchased breakfast and dinner board and the food was buffet style and sub par. Latte machine was great!"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

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Hotel Park - Sava Hotels & Resorts
Hotel Park - Sava Hotels & Resorts
4 out of 5
Cesta svobode 15, Bled
The price is £104 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
Located in the heart of Bled, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Martin's Parish Church, Lake Bled and Bled Castle. Pustolovski Park Bled and Church ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (355 reviews)
"This was a wonderful hotel. The staff couldn’t have been any nicer. Great place to stay on Lake Bled!"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Hotel Park - Sava Hotels & Resorts
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Vila Alpina
Vila Alpina
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Cesta Gorenjskega odreda 15a, Bled
The price is £38 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
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Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts
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Panorama Apartment 4, Lake Bled
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