"Most beautiful little town in the Julian Alps" Bled by OH_DK

Bled Travel Guide: 782 reviews and 1,919 photos

Town with picturesque lake, island and castle

Since 1981 I've visited this town more than 20 times. I have very good friends there and Bled and Slovenia is one of my favorite places to go traveling in Europe. Bled has a beautiful lake with a little island "Blejski Otok" with a church on and a few houses - in fact it's the only island in the country. Right beside the lake there's a 100 m high limestone cliff with Bled Castle that dates back to 11th century. Because of the beauty of the area it is very touristic in summertime and there's a lot of hotels in town. From Bled Castle there's a great view to the highest mountain "Triglav" in direction west, and if you look in direction north-east you see the Karavanke mountains that border to Austria.
If you visit Bled during winter you can reach the skiing resorts Vogel and Kranjska Gora in about 40 minuttes by car. There's even a little ski slope right beside the lake "Straza" but the last few years there was not enough snow.

Bled lake around sunset

I recommend a walk around the lake just before sunset. Good time for making a nice photo.

Bled lake seen from the little mountain Osojnica

If you like a little 2 hours hike then go to the western side of the lake and take the trail to the 756m mountain/hill "Osojnica" (to a Dane this is a high mountain ;-))
It takes less than one hour to hike to the top where you have this great view of the lake.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful lake, many attractions, very friendly Mayor
  • Cons:Too many tourists in high season
  • In a nutshell:One of my favorite places in Europe
  • Last visit to Bled: Feb 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2011 at 3:29 AM

    Beautiful reflection photo, and I like the ones of Bled and the snow capped mountains. You were there at a lovely time of the year.!

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Very nice tips and photos!

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Yes, Bled is realy a jewel. You've made a great page.

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2008 at 1:47 AM

    Lovely page with beautiful photos Ove!! Last year, after one workshop in Bled, I took a pleasant walk around the lake, and in summer when it's very hot in the city, we sometimes go to Bled to have a bath in the lake - it's very refreshing :)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    hej ove. det ser ud til at i havde en kanon tur til bled. jeg har selv været der flere gange og det er da bare et fedt sted.

  • Tuna_ank's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Congratulations. Beautiful page for paradise Bled.

  • Feb 24, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    What a gorgeous place! And you have made a lovely page about it with stunning photos! Well done!


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