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Bled: Slovenian Fairytale Lake

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Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – Unknown

Lake Bled is the most photographed Slovenian lake and one of the most picturesque places in Europe.

The crystal turquoise lake with a tiny island in the middle of it, overlooked by a medieval castle from a cliff and surrounded by the snow-capped Julian Alps, make a perfect picture postcard scenery.

When you add to the vista, a baroque church with a clock tower on the islet with shimmering sunlight on the lake and swimming ducks and swans in the lake, you get the feeling of a superb dream.

The majestic beauty of the lake is even more emphasized by reflections of the castle, cliff, and mountains in the lake’s luminous clearness,
while the spectacular creativity of unspoiled nature is crowned with a magical relaxing and sublime romantic atmosphere seen only in old movies.


Where is Lake Bled Slovenia: Located in the north-western part of Slovenia, Bled is accessible by 20 min car drive from Ljubljana Airport, 40 min taxi drive from Ljubljana, an hour and 15 min bus drive from the main bus station in Ljubljana, 2-hour train drive from Ljubljana Railway Station (The Ljubljana bus and train stations are located next to each other). Or take a day tour from Ljubljana!
Lake Bled is also a 2-hour and 10-minute drive from Zagreb, Croatia. Thus, Bled Lake is one of the best day trips from Zagreb.

What to do in Slovenian Lake Bled: walk, bike or hike around the lake to get different perspectives of it and enjoy in crisp fresh clean air, swim, rent a boat to cruise the lake, take a boat trip to the islet, visit the Bled castle, enjoy thermal springs in Town of Bled, mount trek, play golf, horseback ride; and not forget to try Bled Cream Cake (Blejska kremna rezina)!

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Panoramic view of Lake Bled from Bled Castle
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Vista of the Lake Bled
Lake Bled with the island and church
Baroque church on the tiny island of Lake Bled
Lake Bled with boats
Boats like gondolas on the lake Bled
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View of the Bled Lake from the island in the middle of it
Bled and the Alps
Lake Bled is surrounded by the Julian Alps
View from inside of the Bled Castle 1
View from the inside of Bled Castle
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Alexander Popkov

Friday 27th of April 2018

That is really scienic. And water has somewhat blueish color. I saw this kind of color in the lake, formed by glacier melting waters.


Thursday 2nd of March 2017

Its not just the lake, the combination of the beautiful emerald lake with the stunning mountains behind, the gondolas, and the tiny little church in the island together makes it just so so so beautiful!!!

Tom @ Adventurous Travels

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

Reminds me of the summer in Slovenia - one of my favorite countries. Bled was magnificent as well as Triglav lakes, Soca River and Piran. It's impossible not to fall with this tiny country :) And, ironically, people who visit Europe very often skip such gems. Love your blog because you show them :)


Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Yes, Slovenia is truly beautiful. Thank you,Tom, for loving my blog!

Punita Malhotra

Saturday 4th of February 2017

We missed Lake Bled by a hair while in Croatia. It was either that or Plitvice National Park, so guess which we picked. But then SLovenia deserves another trip.


Friday 13th of January 2017

Your photos are awesome as always!! I love Lake Bled <3