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Bled

Bled is an Alpine town alongside glacial Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenia. It is most notable as a popular tourist destination in the Upper Carniola region and in Slovenia as whole, attracting visitors from abroad, as well. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled Castle. The town is also known in Slovenia for its vanilla and cream pastry (Slovene: kremšnita, kremna rezina).


 

Bled

Human traces from prehistory have been found on the island. The town was first attested in written sources as Ueldes in 1004 (and as Veldes in 1011). The etymology of the name is unknown and it is believed to be of pre-Slavic origin. The German name of the town, Veldes, was either borrowed from Old Slovene before AD 800 or is derived from the same pre-Slavic source as the Slovene name.

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A small island in the middle of the lake is home to Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church; visitors frequently ring its bell for good luck. Before the church was built, there was a temple consecrated to Živa, the Slavic goddess of love and fertility. One can get to the island on a traditional flat-bottomed wooden boat (Slovene: pletna). The island on Lake Bled has 99 steps. A local tradition at weddings is for the husband to carry his new bride up these steps, during which the bride must remain silent.

Bled stopnice

The attribute that makes Bled so special is most certainly its surrounding nature. It has shaped the most beautiful forms, gave them a touch of delicacy and coloured them in wonderful colours. Glide across the blue-green surface of the lake, visit the lake island covered in lush greenery, take a walk through the gorge of the wild river Radovna, descent into a mysterious karst cave, climb on the surrounding hills and plateaus or indulge in the intact nature of the Triglav National Park. Your relaxation is guaranteed.

Bled zima

With immense natural beauty, Bled ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. The ridges of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke protect it from the chilly northern winds. During the summer months there is no fog. The average monthly temperature in July is 18,7°C and in January -1,2°C. 

kremsnita

Bled attracts businessmen, artists, athletes, explorers, sport enthusiasts, the old and the young, from all over the world, enchanting them to return again and again.

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