Situated in the North West of Slovenia, Lake Bled is a picture-perfect tourist attraction. Both the idyllic lake, and the solitary island in its midst, possess a tranquil loveliness that have to be seen to be appreciated. The majestic mountain peaks that ring the lake and add a sense of reclusion to Bled create a feeling of serenity. The beauty of the place can only be complimented by Bled Castle, towering above the town. Bled is one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist attractions, and its appeal is not hard to decipher. The splendour of Bled can be both natural and man-made; the rustic church located on the island can be seen as the jewel in Bled’s crown. Whilst it may be hard to leave the scenic centre of Bled, the countryside surrounding the town has its own charms.
Bled Lake, Slovenia
Whilst tempting merely to sit back and enjoy the heavenly surroundings, Bled can offer a wide range of activities. From golfing to riding, climbing, cycling, and more, Bled will keep any tourist amused whilst besieged by Paradise. In winter, a snow-covered Bled possesses an almost magical beauty. Whilst snow will lend a charming note to any scene, in Lake Bled the effect is sublime. Winter sports make up a large part of the tourist trade, with cross-country skiing a speciality. Alpine skiing is less popular but still possible, with the ski slope at Straža only a short walk away from Bled’s centre.
Bled’s unique appeal reaches beyond its sights and attractions. Coachmen called ‘Fijaker’ can take the tourist for rides around the town and up to the castle. These add to the tranquil, old-fashioned, charm of the place and help create an image of a destination that will never fade. Boat trips to the island can be done independently and inexpensively; they lack the charm of the ‘Pletna’. This traditional Bled boat will stop for half an hour – long enough to see the church and splash around in the clear water. One last symbol of Bled is its cream cake recipe, the finest in Slovenia. A crisp, golden, crust made from butter dough, vanilla cream inside and topped with freshly whipped cream and another layer of butter dough is enough to tempt any hungry tourist.