Bled is quite a small town (6000 inhabitants), situated about five hundred meters above the sea level, nestled in the magnificent alpine nature. It is well-known thanks to Bled lake with crystal clear water. In the middle of the lake there is a Bled Island with the church on it accessible only by a boat.
At the far shore of the lake you can also visit a majestic Bled Castle.
Bled lake, Slovenia by Mirci
Lake Bled is considered a symbol of Slovenia. We can find it at the eastern edge of the Julian Alps. Bled is not just a tourist center, but it’s also a spa center with a promenade. There are lots of opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, renting a boat or visiting the thermal pool at nearby hotel Adriatic.
The town dates back to the Habsburg Era, to the early 19th century. The first spa hotel was built here in 1858 by a Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli in relation to its specialization in “Natural Healing”. This first hotel had certainly an important effect on the further tourism developing in this village. Bled is a climatic spa resort with thousands of visitors annually. The local “procedures” include fresh air walking, sport and hiking.
Bled Castle, Slovenia by Sebastian Bergmann
Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
The castle is situated right on the 140 m high cliff above the Bled lake. In this Baroque castle you can visit a museum focusing on history and culture of the town and surroundings. Its archaeological part shows the history of the region. The castle is open all year round and the basic admission is €8. Further information about Bled Castle you can find on a very nice website here.