Bled

Bled, Slovenia

Famous for its ecstatic lakes and divine beauty, Bled is a calm town in Slovenia, that is the centre of attraction for the tourists who thrive and appreciate the beauty of nature. Being surrounded by exclusive forests, grand mountains and magnificent lake, Bled is an ultimate romantic getaway. Bled has all the makings of a top-class summer vacation spot, with its clear lake water coming straight from the glaciers. Bled castles on the top of the hill and is famous for its royal churches, exclusive caves, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Bled is well known for its unique vanilla custard and cream cake, that is absolutely a must try. Walking is the best way to explore this town, as there are many hidden spots scattered across Bled.

Location: It is located on Lake Bled in the upper Carniolan region of North-Western Slovania

Climate: Bled has a sub-alpine climate. Summers are mild hot with a good average temperature. Winters are dry and chilling cold.

You can enjoy the pleasant summers by wearing cool cotton clothes. Protect yourself with woolens in the winters.

Best time to visit: July-September

How to reach:

By Air: Nearest International Airport is Ljubljana Airport at Brnik (36 kms from Bled)

By Train: Nearest Railway Station is Lesce Bled International Railway Station (4 kms from Bled)

By Road: Public buses and taxis are easily available

Places of interest

Lake Bled

Location: It is located in the Julian Alps in the North-Western part of Slovenia.

Best month to visit: May-September

How to reach: You can reach the lake easily by car or by bus

This lake has produced many of the world class rovers, riding the traditional wooden boats of Bled also called ‘Plentas’. It could be the most romantic ride of your life, watching the mighty Bled castle from your boat, as it will take you to the world of fairy tales. You will feel that your three hour ride has passed in minutes. This place serves as genuine refreshment for your health and soul. You can sit at the lake side and enjoy the mouth watering local food of the exclusive restaurants and the unbeatable view. You can also go for a casual walk around the lake area.

Bled Castle

Location: Grajskacesta, 4260 Bled, Slovenia

Timings: Open the whole year. Timings: November-March: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. April- 14th June: 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. 15th June- 15th September: 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. 16th September- 31st October: 8.00 a.m.- 8.00 p.m.

Bled Castle is the true symbol of Slovenia. This 12th century old medieval castle is located at the top of the hil, with a stunning picturesque of 360 degrees view. The castle looks even more spectacular at night, with the lights on and sparks like the gold. You can eat a meal worth remembering at the castle restaurant, with the most beautiful view of the mountains and the Lake Bled. This castle has become the favorite place for the king style weddings. Many couples from around the world book this magnificent castle for weddings, which is the most important day of their life. The castle has an exquisite wine cellar, a splendid museum, a unique well, an outstanding chapel and a pretty king’s hall.

Bled Castle Museum

Location:  Bled Castle, Slovenia

Timings: Open all days from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

The museum contains the information about the 1000 year old legacy of the Bled Castle and Slovenia. It showcases many intriguing artifacts, admirable coins, unique arms and tools, exclusive paintings of the kings and highest officials along with the personal belongings of the natives of the castle. It is an excellent way to see the evolution of Slovenian history from close.

Church of Assumption of Mary

Location: It is located on a small tear-shaped island in the centre of Lake Bled

Timings: 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Surrounded with the beautiful Lake Bled, this church is an amazing one, with its unique rituals and traditions. It is also called ‘The Church of Mary the Queen’ or ‘Our Lady of the Lake’. Located on the top of the Bled Island, this little church looks spectacular and gives a panoramic view of the lake and the town. This holy place is used for praying, weddings and other Nobel causes. Its walls have exotic paintings showcasing the life events of Virgin Mary. The church also provides shelter and food to the visitors and a  breathtaking view of the surroundings.

Skocjan Caves

Location: Matavun 12, 6215 Divača, Slovenia

Timings: Open daily at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Škocjan Caves of Slovenia are among the most visited cases around the World. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an absolute must visit in Slovenia, even if you are claustrophobic. The side walk makes it very easy to walk around and see this underground limestone cave is a rare natural phenomenon, made by the river Karst. This 6,200 meters long cave is made of limestone and the guided tour of the cave provides all the important and amazing information about this great archeological specimen.

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