Bled is an image of paradise. This tourist gem of global dimensions on the edge of the Triglav National Park was nominated one of the seven new wonders of the world. It is distinguished by a mild, healing climate and thermal springs of lake water.

Carniola does not have a prettier scene
than this one: it is truly heaven's twin.

France Prešeren, Slovenian greatest poet

TOP 5 sights

Every step you take, you will be surprised by Slovenia’s natural and cultural gems. Are you interested in what you need to see in Bled?

TOP 5 experiences

Lake Bled and its surroundings invite you to experience unforgettable adventures. Pamper yourself in the water of its thermal springs. Enjoy local flavours and visit the traditional events in Bled.

To the island that fulfils wishes

Take a trip in the traditional pletna boat to Bled Island and climb up the 99 steps to the Church of the Mother of God on the lake. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, make a wish and ring the wishing bell. Have a look at the lake and its surroundings from the 52 m high bell tower. For sweet moments, visit the potičnica, where you can taste traditional Slovenian potica in a variety of flavours.

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Bled in the past and today

Bled in the past and today

Visit Bled castle for an unforgettable experience of the past and present. Discover the historical development of Bled and the region around Bled, its culture and inhabitants through a museum collection. Visit the castle printing shop and the castle forge. Stop in the castle cellar and treat yourself to an unforgettable castle feast with a spectacular view of the beauties of Bled and the surrounding peaks at the restaurant.

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The most beautiful panoramic view

The most beautiful panoramic view

Would you like to take away the most famous panoramic image of Bled and share it with your friends? Climb up to Ojstrica and Mala Osojnica, the two slopes rising above the west part of the lake. Go on a 20-30-minutes walk from Velika Zaka and enjoy a unique view of Bled lake with the island, Bled castle and the Karavanke mountains and Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

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A hike along the Vintgar gorge

A hike along the Vintgar gorge

Experience the most unspoilt nature of Bled in the first tourist-regulated gorges in Slovenia. The 1.6 km long Vintgar gorge is cut between the majestic vertical rocks of the surrounding hills. When walking over wooden bridges and along galleries, observe the Radovna River with its pools, rapids and waterfalls, the mightiest of them being the 13 m high Šum waterfall. At the end of the gorge you can also see the single-arch stone bridge of the Bohinj railway rising above you.

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Water adventures on the lake and the surrounding rivers

Water adventures on the lake and the surrounding rivers

Find refreshment in the summer in the organised baths along Lake Bled, with Grajsko kopališče (“Castle Bathing Area”) standing out. Rent a boat from several spots around the lake and row on the lake. Go rafting or kayaking on the Sava Dolinka and Sava Bohinjka rivers. Lake Bled and the surrounding rivers are also an ideal destination for fishing. In the winter, when the lake freezes over, you can ice-skate or walk up to the island.

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Thermal pools with a view

Relax in Bled’s indoor pools filled with water from the lake’s thermal springs. In the swimming pool at the Grand Hotel Toplice, you can swim in natural thermal water of 22°C. In hotels Park and Golf there are two more pool complexes with heated thermal water for the entire family to enjoy. In addition, you can also enjoy the view of the lake and other beauties of Bled.

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The tastes of local cuisine

The tastes of local cuisine

Taste the local delicacies at Bled restaurants and at the stands of the Winter Fairytale and the Bled Days. Treat yourself to a famous Bled cream cake and discover the wealth of flavours of the traditional Slovenian dessert called potica. You can discover the authentic local flavours at excursion and tourist farms. Local family farms produce a local cheese from cow milk – Bled cheese.

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Traditional Bled events

Traditional Bled events

Be part of the lively cultural and social pulse of Bled! The highlight of summer are the Bled Days culminating in Bled night, when over 10,000 lights in egg-shells glow. Enjoy concerts by world-renowned performers at the Okarina Festival Bled. Experience the Winter Fairytale in December. Hear the Legend of the Sunken Bell and close the Circle of Friendship around Lake Bled.

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Relaxation in Bled wellness centres

Find your relaxation in Wellness Živa, the largest wellness centre in Bled, where the rich Rikli tradition is continued, enriched by the use of modern techniques for health and beauty. Wellness services can also be found in other locations in Bled. Treat yourself to an Alpine massage, Kneipp bath, breadbath or hay sauna, etc.

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Beekeeping tourism

Beekeeping tourism

“Be(e) our guests” — experience the natural and cultural heritage with bees. Discover the modern way of beekeeping with the Carniolan honey bee. An apiary, constructed in a particular way, enables you to observe the working bees through a large glass barrier. Enjoy the beneficial effects of apitherapy. Relax by inhaling air from the beehive. Treat yourself to bee products.

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Be active on the most beautiful golf course

Be active on the most beautiful golf course

isit the oldest and largest golf course in Slovenia which is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. The Royal Bled golf course is located above the canyon of the Sava River. Thus, you can enjoy the view of the Karavanke mountains and the Julian Alps while playing golf. The King's Course, with 18 holes, and the Lake Course, with 9 holes, offer plenty of opportunities for both beginners and professionals. A series of international golf tournaments takes place here.

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Green facts

Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.

Bled is included in the Zero Waste Society Project.

It is only possible to take a ride on the lake with a rowing boat or with an electric boat, whereby you contribute to the protection of the environment and silence.

Take a trip around Bled Lake with the FIjaker, a traditional coach, and discover the rich heritage of the Bled Fijaker coachmen.

Lake Bled is a habitat to various fish and birds, which testifies to the unspoilt nature and maintained biodiversity.

Bread prgovc

Prgarija is an old common name for the village of Zasip pri Bledu, as in the past they baked bread from dried and ground tepka pears (prgas) and called it prgovc.

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Bled - an image of paradise

Bled, the most attractive green alpine centre, delights tourists with unique experiences of nature, culture and history, sports and cuisine in all seasons.

Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest

Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.

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Garni Hotel Berc

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Hotel Ribno

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Vila Bled

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Hotel Astoria

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Hotel Astoria Bled

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Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts

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Rikli Balance Hotel

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Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec

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Hotel Jelovica

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Nearby destinations

Set off and explore Radovljica, which is only 8 km away, and its old town centre with a gingerbread workshop and apiculture museum. To experience the unspoiled nature, drive to Bohinj, where Lake Bohinj invites you to new adventures, take a cable car to Mt Vogel to catch magnificent views of the Triglav National Park and visit the Savica waterfall. 40 km away, in Kranjska Gora, there are plenty of sports activities amid the exceptional scenery of the Julian Alps, and from there, you can go and visit the picturesque valley of the Soča River, one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Europe.

Radovljica

A town of sweet adventures on the doorstep of the Julian Alps

Radovljica

Radovljica

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Bohinj

An oasis of peace and pristine nature in the Julian Alps and in the Triglav National Park.

Bohinj

Bohinj

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Kranjska Gora

A world-class ski centre nestled in the Julian Alps at the triple border point of Slovenia, Italy and Austria

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora

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Soča Valley

Escape on an active break in the picturesque world of the Julian Alps, the Triglav National Park and the emerald River Soča.

Soča Valley

Soča Valley

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More details on Bled

For more information visit Bled website.

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