Bled on the cover of Food and Travel and NG Traveller

Published: 8.8.2011

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Bled on the cover of Food and Travel and NG Traveller

In the summer months, Slovenia’s most recognised tourist icon Bled was featured on the cover of two worldwide renowned magazines – the double August/September issue of Food and Travel, which is considered one of the UK’s leading lifestyle magazines and the double July/August issue of National Geographic Traveller.

Bled on the cover of Food and Travel and NG Traveller

In the summer months, Slovenia’s most recognised tourist icon Bled was featured on the cover of two worldwide renowned magazines – the double August/September issue of Food and Travel, which is considered one of the UK’s leading lifestyle magazines and the double July/August issue of National Geographic Traveller.

In addition to being featured on the cover of Food and Travel, Bled and its lake are also mentioned as being among the top lakes destinations of the world. Choosing her favourite ways to spend the summer at lake retreats in search of some clean air and stunning scenery, the author of The Lake Districts article, Jane Labous, described Lake Bled with the following words:

»This glacial lake high in the Julian Alps is particularly beautiful in the mornings, as the mists clear and the bells ring out from the island church. The setting is spectacular – behind rise the towering peaks of Mount Stol and Mount Triglav, while perched high on a cliff is Bled Castle, a medieval fortress with enough pointed towers and ramparts (there’s even a drawbridge) to satisfy the most demanding of Rapunzels. Walking around Bled doesn’t take more than a couple of hours, and there are plenty of picnicking spots beneath the willows. Pack your hamper with local foods such as dried pork and pršut (air-dried ham); potica (walnut rolls), and dumplings filled with cottage cheese. And you can’t visit Lake Bled without trying a kremna rezina, a Slovenian cream slice. After lunch, take the public gondola to Bled Island, where the baroque church has a 15th-century belfry with a ‘wishing bell’ for visitors to ring. There are all sorts of activities to take part in here, from horse-riding to rock climbing and fishing. An evening hike from the south-west corner of the lake to the 756m summit of Velika Osojnica will reward you with sunset views of Bled, its castle and the island, with the pinnacle of Mount Karavanke in the distance. Bed down at the Mayer Pension, which has a restaurant serving fresh lake trout – plus a wine cellar stacked with Slovenian varieties such as riesling from the north-east and refošk from Primorska. President Tito’s palatial former home on the shores of Lake Bled is now a luxurious hotel, Vila Bled. Here, chef Igor Jagodic uses pikeperch from the river and local venison, while the exquisite Belvedere Pavilion is a romantic setting for enjoying blueberry schnapps and prekmurska gibanica, a layer cake of cream cheese, apple and nuts.«

Bled appears alongside other destinations such as Lake St. Moritz (Switzerland), Lake Titicaca (Peru), Lake Powel (Utah) and the Lake District (United Kingdom). Click here if you wish to read the entire article.

The cover of National Geographic Traveller features the Bled Lake and island. A description of Bled can be found on page 80 introducing it as one of the 10 European Escapes under the subtitle of Alpine Adventures.

Recently, Bled was featured on another list of distinguished names. Yahoo listed Lake Bled among the 12 most beautiful lakes in the world alongside Malawi (Malawi), Peyto Lake (Canada), Crater Lake (Oregon, USA), Taal Lake (Philippines), Atitlán (Guatemala), Loch Lomond (Scotland), Lake Garda (Italy) Lake Annecy (France), Plitvice Lakes (Croatia), Lake Nakuru (Kenya) and Lake Matheson (New Zealand).

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