Bled Lake: Best place to visit in Slovenia The magical Lake Bled viewed from Mala Osojnica. Image credit: Mark Gregory Pin It

Bled Lake: Best place to visit in Slovenia

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Lake Bled Slovenia

The area of Bled Lake is indeed the best place to visit in Slovenia. The town and the glacial lake of Bled is situated in the Upper Carniola region in northwestern Slovenia. Bled Lake is beautifully surrounded by the Slovenian Alps. Due to its natural beauty Bled is a popular tourist destination during summer as well as during winter. The area is located close to the highway and is easy accessible. Around the lake there are a lot of hotels and other kinds of accommodations. There is also a campsite at the lake. During high season (July to August) there is high risk of traffic jams in Bled, which is caused by the small roads in the area.

A small island in the middle of the lake is home to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church – there are 99 steps up from the dock into the church. You can take a boat taxi to the island. Next to the lake you can visit Bled Castle from where you have a stunning view over the lake and the high mountains. There is a parking place on top of the hill next to the castle. It is possible to drive around the lake close to shoreline. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to park along the shore. All the parking lots cost money.

Vintgar Gorge

Close to Bled Lake you will find the Vintgar Gorge. It is a very beautiful landscape and a good place for hiking. It is indeed a natural beauty in Slovenia. Vintgar Gorge is located just a few kilometers north of Bled Lake and it is possible to park just outside the entry to the gorge. I will really recommend you to visit Vintgar Gorge if you are in this area. There is a fee at the entry to Vintgar Gorge.

The area of Bled Lake is located very close to the Austrian border. Thus, the area is ideally for a one day trip if you are visiting Austria. Additionally, I will recommend to visit this area if you are on the way south to Croatia or north to Austria.

Radovljica

If you are in the neighborhood I will also recommend visiting the village of Radovljica. This a stunning and traditional Slovenian village located close to the highway a few kilometeres southeast of Bled Lake. Take a break here and enjoy a lovely dinner in one of the restaurants that offer local Slovenian food. There are parking facilities close to the center of the village. Some of the restaurants offer a stunning view over the Slovenian Alps.

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Bled lake is located in the Slovenian Alps

View of Lake Bled in Slovenia from Mala Osojnica.

Bled Lake is a one of the biggest tourist attractions in Slovenia

View of the beautiful landscape around the glacial lake of Bled in Slovenia.

Slovenija Bled

Bled Castle is located at the shore of Bled Lake in Slovenia.

Bled Castle is located at the shore of Bled Lake in Slovenia.

Zoom shot of the Church of the Assumption on a little island in the middle of lake bled

Zoom shot of the Church of the Assumption on a little island in the middle of lake bled.

Lake Bled is located close to the highway Lake Bled is located close to the highway.[/caption]

Bled Island

Amazing view of the Slovenian Alps.

Bled Church

Bled is also a popular travel destination in winter season

Bled is also a popular tourist destination during winter.

Where is Bled

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