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Bled - the most fairy-tale destination

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Hostelling International made a list of the most magical lodgings and hostel locations. They came up with interesting destinations for their users, which are perfect for writing fairy tales. The first on the list of their magical places is Slovenia’s Alpine gem, Bled.

Bled - the most fairy-tale destination

The international organisation, Hostelling International, made a list of the most magical lodgings and hostel locations. They came up with interesting destinations for their users, which are perfect for writing fairy tales. The first on the list of their magical places is Slovenia’s Alpine gem, Bled. Come to Slovenia and find inspiration for the most thrilling stories.

Hostelling International is the only international youth hostel organisation. They advocate adventure spirit and unique travelling experiences. They look for interesting accommodation and this time they were searching for the most magical lodgings and hostel locations. Five destinations are included on the list, and first place went to Bled. “Nothing says fairy-tale land more than Lake Bled,” they write about Slovenia’s Alpine gem. “With its spectacular turreted church sitting on an islet in an emerald-green glacial lake, and surrounded by the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. This setting is so romantic and dramatic, you’ll pinch yourself.”

Bled Castle dominates the scene overlooking the lake from the top of the cliff, and offers the most beautiful view of the town, lake and island. In addition to the view, the Castle’s interesting interior and several thousand years of history are also impressive. Print a certificate on a reconstructed Gutenberg printing press in the castle printing works, cork and seal a bottle of wine in the old way in the cellar or make a coin in the castle forge. Enjoy the taste of cream cake, as made only in Slovenia. In the last 60 years, over 12 million famous cream cakes have been sold in Bled.

Experience Bled while keeping to its traditions. Take a ride around the lake or to the Castle with a fijaker (coachman) in their open coaches, which have a long tradition in the town, and venture to the island in a pletna, a traditional boat made by the local people and native to Bled. The pletna dates back to the 16th century, and can carry up to 20 people. The vocations of fijaker and pletnar are passed down from generation to generation and are family traditions. Experience the perfect fairy tale in Bled.

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