Lake Bled – Slovenia’s most romantic destination
The stunningly beautiful Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful and iconic sights of Slovenia. We loved our stay at this magical place: This outstanding natural scenery, the little Bled Island with its lovely church, the colorful boats and the breath-taking views. Because the place is so special, landscape photographers from all over the world flock to Lake Bled.
In this travel blog post we will show you some of the best places at the Lake Bled in Slovenia and around – inclusive some insider travel tips and a special hotel recommendation.
Best things to do at Lake Bled
The Bled Castle is located on a cliff, 130 meters above the Lake Bled. Walk up the castle hill and get rewarded by one of the most beautiful views of the lake and the tiny Bled Island. We really loved that place, best you take a coffee and enjoy the scenery from the castle terrace.
Entrance fee: Euro 9,- p.p.
Bled Castle view
Lake Bled Slovenia
The best thing to do in Lake Bled: Relax and enjoy the splendid views. There is a 6 km long trail around the lake, with lots of nice places to take a break and watch the colorful traditional Pletna boats driving towards the picturesque island.
Rent a Boat at Lake Bled – Pension Pletna
If you fancy a boat tour we recommend to rent an own rowboat at Pension Pletna boat rental (15,- per hour) . Rowing the Lake Bled can be really romantic 🙂 and it is one of the best things to do in Bled.
Around the lake are plenty of different viewpoints. Enjoy a delicious original Bled cream cake with a view at the Café Belvedere and get one of the best views off Lake Bled.
Best viewpoints of Lake Bled
Unfortunately, because of the heavy rain we couldn`t hike the Ostricia and Mala Osojnica viewpoints. But now we have a reason to go back soon 🙂
Swimming in Lake Bled
The Castle Bathing area is the only designated outdoor bathing area by lake Bled. The location is just amazing: Situated just next to the magnificent castle rock. Another area for swimming is the Velika Zaka Bathing area, which is also a populare place for bathing and swimming in Lake Bled.
Where to stay in Lake Bled?
Grand Hotel Toplice
For a special Bled experience we recommend to stay at the Grand Hotel Toplice. We loved our stay in this wonderful prestige hotel . The Grand Hotel Toplice is old and glory, lots of celebrities had been guests to that place. From our room, we had the most enchanting view to the Lake Blad and the Bled Castle – it was so lovely sitting at the balcony and watch the world go by.
Grand Hotel Toplice – Hotel view
The Grand Hotel Toplice has a beautiful spa area and a wonderful pool & sauna – because of the bad weather we had – it was more than awesome to spend some time there for relaxing.
In general the building is older, rustic and charming and comes with lots of elegance. We are happy with our choice of staying at the Grand Hotel Toplice .
Thing to do around Lake Bled
If you are staying more days in Bled you shouldn’t miss to visit the Vintgar Gorge, which is just about 4 km north-west of Bled. Nevertheless, the rapid river beneath, the vertical cliff walls and the waterfalls, the gorge with its only 1,6 km is easy to walk. At the furthest end of the gorge is the spectacular Sum Waterfall, the largest river waterfall in Slovenia, which has a 13 meter trop. In summer time this tourist attraction can be quite busy, try to be there in the morning. Visiting the gorge is a lovely refreshment in summertime and also on rainy days the gorge is worth a visit.
Visiting the Vintgar Gorge is one of the best things to do near Lake Bled!
Entrance fee: Euro 5,-
If you love visiting waterfalls – The Pericnik waterfall in the Triglav National Park is a must! It’s amazing to feel this immense power when you walk underneath the falls. With its 52 m it’s the highest waterfall in Slovenia and surely one of the most photogenic! From the parking it’s just a short walk up to the Pericnik waterfall – it takes just around 10 minute walk.
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