Lake Bled, Slovenia

Step Inside a Fairytale: Meet Lake Bled

Daria Silter

Daria Silter

Daria Silter is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Global Storybook.
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There is no perfect word to describe one’s emotions when one meets the breathtaking Lake Bled for the very first time.  This awe-inspiring place has been attracting hundreds of tourists since it’s first rise into the World’s spotlight.  But even before it became a household name – lake Bled was already known as the top destination inside Slovenia for the officials, royals, and celebrities alike.

So, what are you waiting for – step inside this fairytale and you will find yourself walking in a dream.

How to get there:

You can access Lake Bled from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, Venice (Italy), Zagreb (Croatia), Graz or even Vienna (Austria) by taking a bus or a train, or simply by driving.

The famous attractions:

Bled Island: The Bled island is free to all visitors, however if you would like to go inside the beautiful baroque Church of the Assumption (the high tower), you would have to buy a ticket.  Also to access the Bled island itself – you can hire one of the Pletna boats for a small fee.  You will find the boats at the Park Hotel Bled, a luxury hotel built on the lake.

Bled Castle: The gorgeous medieval castle is located on top of a steep cliff and offers spectacular views of the lake Bled from above.  You can access the castle by taking one of the several trails; you can also drive, or hire a taxi to get you up there.  The entrance to the castle costs 10 Euros (7€ for students, 5€ for children – in 2016 prices) and is free to those who reserve a table at the Castle Restaurant.  For more information, visit the official website.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

The Bled island offers wonderful views.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Beautiful lake Bled and the Bled island.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

There are several souvenir shops and a small cafe on top of the Bled island.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

The main entrance to the Bled island.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Can you spot the Bled Castle on top of the cliff?

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

The views from inside and around the Bled island.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

The charming Church of the Assumption is also a well-know pilgrimage site dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

The magnificent view of the Bled Island from inside the Bled Castle.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Another view from the Bled island.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

The lake Bled is surrounded by these gorgeous, panoramic valleys, villages and mountains.

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

Bled Castle

Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook
Lake Bled, Slovenia - Global Storybook

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