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At the foothills of the Julian Alps, thirty-two kilometers from Ljubljana Airport, there is the gorgeous Lake Bled. The town with the same name is situated at the lakeshore. Bled is an enchanting place with its own unique nature supplied by the healing thermal springs. In summer, water in the Lake Bled warms up to eighteen – twenty four degrees by Celsius. The surface of the lake almost never gets frozen in winter except for periods of extreme cold. This peculiarity differs the lake from other water reservoirs of the region. Thanks to it, Lake Bled is great for tourism all year round.
This resort is a fantastic place to relax with friends, family, and even with small children. The beauty of the region will strike you as soon as you arrive in this paradise-like place. It is simply impossible not to notice how generous nature is in this part of the country. The area is not deprived of various architectural landmarks, but a big number of thermal springs are the main attraction that Bled is famous for. Tourists, who want to swim in the lake, should visit the resort in the period from July to September. Swimming is available during these months. The history of the town started with a large castle called Bled Castle. This was an impenetrable fortress that was a part of the bishop’s property. At that time, the castle was the bishop’s residence. Nothing changed until the 19th century – the castle changed owners and became a private estate in the mid-19th century. Later, the first railroad appeared not far from the castle. It marked the start of developing tourism in this gorgeous region.
What is Bled famous for the most? Upon arriving at the shore of the beautiful lake, tourists from all parts of the world try to visit the island with the same name that is situated in the middle of the large lake. There is an old chapel on the island. This chapel is primarily famous for the old bell – local legends say that this bell can make wishes come true. The only thing that you need to do is to say your innermost wish and ring the bell. After that, the thing you asked will happen. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
According to an old take, the castle owner’s widow ordered to make a bell to honor her deceased husband killed by bandits. However, a storm destroyed the boat that was transferring the ready bell to the chapel on the island. The memorable bell sank in the lake. After that, the widow went to Rome and told her sad story. The Pope heard it and ordered to make a new bell that was later sent to the island mentioned above. The story about the first bell is still alive, and some locals say that it is sometimes possible to hear that bell deep in the lake’s water.
This amazing, marvelous place has one good tradition that local people always follow during wedding ceremonies. There is a tall staircase with almost a hundred steps that starts at the lake. The groom must go up the staircase while holding his bride to show that he is ready to get married and make a family.
Bled has two comfortable beaches for guests of the resort. One of these beaches is situated not far from the Park hotel. This is a beach with a well-developed infrastructure perfect for recreation. All members of the family can relax here, enjoy the tender sun, listen to birds singing, and restore their peace of mind. Of course, everyone can order a ride to the island in the middle of the lake where they can make a wish. That being said, the entrance to the beach is paid.
Besides that, there is a free beach in Bled, but this one doesn’t have any infrastructure. This beach is located opposite to the Vila Bled hotel. Despite the fact that this is a public place, the beach is clean and quite charming. There is, however, one drawback – this beach can be very crowded during the tourist season. Nevertheless, a cozy atmosphere and warm lake water will make you forget about some noise. Overall, this is a wonderful place to relax together with friends or family members. Moreover, visitors can try horseback riding, playing tennis or golf, and make a memorable cycling tour to the mountains.
As Bled is located not far from Ljubljana, it is most comfortable to arrive at this city’s airport first. In the airport, simply get a taxi that will take you to Bled in just twenty-five minutes. Of course, it is possible to get to Bled by bus – there are regular buses that connect the cities. The bus stop is located not far from the Ljubljana railway station. Finally, there are trains to the resort, but tourists need to keep in mind that they will have to walk four kilometers to the central part of the town.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Bled and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bled
♥   Castle 'Bled Castle' , 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lipnica Castle' , 6.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kos Manor' , 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brdo Castle near Kranj' , 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Hollenburg' , 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bled
♥   Landscape Park 'Spominski park Udin Boršt' , 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Triglavski narodni park' , 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Polhograjski Dolomiti' , 34.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Logarska dolina' , 38.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Robanov Kot' , 43 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bled and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten' Klagenfurt, 32.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Bled from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Predjamski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
For many years, the castle has served as a place of introduction for many interesting historical holidays. The tournaments and banquets are held here. One of the main festivals is devoted to Erasim Yamsky, one of the Burgherren. The castle can only be visited in the period from May to September. All excursions are accompanied by speleologists. The upper course consists of a series of impenetrable groves and mountain caves, which serve as a habitat for colony of bats. Because of these small inhabitants, the castle remains closed for visitors in the winter. When it gets cold, the bats go into winter sleep and it is forbidden to walk in the caves and disturb them. … Read further

Ljubljanica Waterfront

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
After an excursion you can relax in the restaurants located near the embankment. Just in these restaurants, you have the chance to try the best national dishes. Fans of shopping and gourmands will spend a great time, especially at weekends. For several years every Saturday there opens the market near the Triple Bridge. There you can buy popular national food, souvenirs and a lot of other original things. On Sundays there works the antiquary market. When it is warm there are a lot of walking boats on the river. Such entertainment will make your leisure time various. … Read further
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