Lake Bled

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Lake Bled
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Lake Bled (Slovene: Blejsko jezero; German: Bleder See, Veldeser See) is a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. The area is a tourist destination. The lake is 35 km (22 mi) from Ljubljana International Airport and 55 km (34 mi) from the capital city, Ljubljana.

Geography and history

The lake is of mixed glacial and tectonic origins. It is 2,120 m (6,960 ft) long and 1,380 m (4,530 ft) wide, with a maximum depth of 29.5 m (97 ft) and has a small island (Bled Island). The lake is situated in a picturesque environment, surrounded by mountains and forests. The medieval-era Bled Castle stands above the lake on the north shore. The Zaka Valley lies at the west end of the lake.

The World Rowing Championships in 1966, 1979, 1989 and 2011 were held at Lake Bled.

Bled Island

The lake surrounds Bled Island (Blejski otok). The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), built in its current form near the end of the 17th century, and decorated with remains of Gothic frescos from around 1470 in the presbyterium and rich Baroque equipment. The church has a 52 m (171 ft) tower and there is a Baroque stairway from 1655 with 99 stone steps leading up to the building. The church is frequently visited and weddings are held there regularly. Traditionally it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church.

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Street view

Reviews

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17.12.2016 Mesut
I hope I can come again
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20.10.2016 E
The view from the castle amazing but, you can have the same view if you go beside the castle and it's free
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22.09.2016 Michal
One of the beauties of Europe.
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28.08.2016 Yuriy
Super nice place. Rent a bike and go around. Rent a boat and sail through )
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30.07.2016 Vassilis
Lake is so beautiful whats left to say! Visit the castle for a panoramic view. Island itself is not worth much but the ride is so nice you should do it!
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20.07.2016 Kristina
Definitely worth visiting! spent 4h to go around the lake and went up the castle, seems enough;) you can swim in the lake btw!
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18.07.2016 Vasek
Such a romantic place... Rent a boat and explore the lake
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15.07.2016 Duffne
Nice jump :)
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23.06.2016 Cenker
I strongly recommend you to hire your own small boat instead of joining to a group on touristic big ones. Then you can enjoy this lovely lake with your independence...
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22.04.2016 Rima
Scenic views and lovely promenade, relaxing, sunbathing, breathtaking, lovely island in the middle of the lake
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22.04.2016 Rima
Scenic views
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25.03.2016 TONY
One of the most gorgeous places on earth !!
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10.02.2016 Omer
Peace, fresh weather , perfect view
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27.12.2015 Carl
Stunning lake with a wonderful backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Row out to the island and its church.
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26.12.2015 Goran
We had a nice sunny weather in December. A slow walk around the lake (cca 1.5h), you can rent a boat.
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23.12.2015 Marco
Lovely view, really romantic and relaxing.
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04.11.2015 Slavina
Heaven on earth! ?
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03.10.2015 Aycan
Walk around the lake, get fresh air than go for bled cake...
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02.10.2015 Dushyant
The scenery is breathtaking...it's a must in your travel bucket list
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27.09.2015 Laurelle
Hike to Mala Osojnica is incredibly beautiful!
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26.09.2015 Nick
Beautiful lake and well worth a visit. Also go to lake Bohinj, less touristy and you can paddle on the lake
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23.09.2015 Nick
Beautiful spot, well worth a visit. Go for a run around the lake and take a rowboat to the monastery in the middle
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22.09.2015 Abdul
Thank god I knew about this place and spent sometime there. Lake Bled is a jewel. Loved it so much.
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22.09.2015 Sveta
So beautiful, romantic, ethereal...
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20.09.2015 Denizhan
best place ever
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04.08.2015 Anastasia
Make a circle around Bled, it's just 6km but you will love it
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02.08.2015 Alex
A perfect base for adventures in the Julian Alps
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20.04.2015 Liza
Beautiful but extremely boring.
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17.02.2015 Nastja
You will be lucky if the lake is not in fog :) anyway, just an amazing place
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16.01.2015 Francesca
Nice place. Try the Cream Pie!
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09.12.2014 Danilo
beautiful nature
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07.11.2014 Barbee
Simply beautiful. Cristal clear water.
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04.11.2014 Ivica
Little biking around the lake
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10.10.2014 Stergios
Do it like the Slovenians do!
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02.10.2014 Lindo
Great view and promenade around the lake
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23.09.2014 Davy
Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and Bled is the jewel in its crown. The castle, the island, the church on the island. The food, the people the air. Wonderful place.
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04.09.2014 Stergios
Spend at least one day in the area. Visit the castle,swim in the lake,sail to the island,spend a couple of hours to the local gorge (approx. 5km away) and then walk around the lake.
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29.08.2014 Purutcuu
Özenle çizilmiş bir resim gibi. Doğaya saygıyı görebilirsiniz/. Diligently drawn like a picture. You can see the respect for nature.
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26.08.2014 Michal
Nice area...bit too tourist, but....
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23.08.2014 Maarten
Try the fish here, it's superb!
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16.08.2014 Stephanie
Beautiful views
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22.07.2014 European Parliament
Alpine scenery, emerald rivers, good food and wine: Slovenia is ripe to be discovered by Joe Public. Before that, treat yourself to some of most beautiful scenery this hospitable country offers.
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12.07.2014 Richard
Beyond the only designated swim site (Grajska Beach), most people swim for free and with better views at the Camping Bled site. No lockers but you can change at the free WC and plenty of vendors.
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29.06.2014 Dejan
Very nice to see. Beautiful old fortress, nice island in the middle of the lake, but not so interesting when you get there and expensive boat ride. I recommend the straw around the lake.
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18.06.2014 Ruby
A lovely lake with beautiful swans and ducks. They are not afraid of people at all! :)
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07.03.2014 Pinkeshly
True gem, beautiful nature!
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07.12.2013 Grega
Nice island , castle ..
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25.09.2013 Gozde
Too good to be true :)
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22.09.2013 Gema
Lovely place
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21.08.2013 Natascha En Claude
Love it here itsa nice place

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