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Sights in the Bled area

Visit the breathtaking Bled!

People have always believed that the fairytale nature, mild Alpine climate and harmonious energy of Bled have an almost miraculous healing power. Romantic walks or a horse-drawn carriage ride around the lake, a ride in the traditional “pletnja” boat to Bled Island, a visit to the magnificent castle ruling the rock cliff above the lake and, last but not least, enjoying the creamiest and most famous Bled dessert, the original Bled cream cake – Bled is a superlative holiday destination! Be it swimming in the lake, hiking, cycling and golfing in the summer or skiing on the nearby slopes and soaking in the thermal water pools while enjoying the enchanting views – Bled will captivate you in every season! 

The magic of spring in Slovenia’s Alpine pearl

Bled with its immediate and more distant surroundings is a tourist destination that offers abundant opportunities for hiking. As a boutique green destination, Bled focuses on demanding visitors looking for varied and active experiences. Visit one of the info points to get a map of the Bled hiking trails. One of the sections of the Juliana, a long-distance hiking trail around the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park, also leads through Bled.

Travelling by bike is the best way to explore a specific region. The Blejski kot valley is highly suitable for cyclists, be they older guests and young families or passionate recreational cyclists. There are no dedicated cycling trails in Bled or the surrounding area, but since traffic is light, most roads are suitable for cycling.

Outdoor running
As the spring air gets warmer, runners begin to reclaim their outdoor routes. Treat yourself to a run around the lake. At this time of the year, you will be surrounded with the first blooms of spring. One lap around the lake is 6 km or 7,500 steps long!

Daytrips in Bled and the surrounding area

  • The lake with the island
    The image of the lake with the island is one of the most typical of Slovenia. The island was once a temple to Živa, the goddess of love. Today, it is the home of the romantic small church of St. Mary Help of Christians with a famous wishing bell dating back to 1943. The island is accessible by traditional “pletnja” boats and rowing boats. 
  • Bled Castle
    A steep cliff overhanging Lake Bled is the home of the oldest castle in Slovenia, offering a spectacular view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Throughout the year, the castle courtyard hosts numerous events and visitors can take a tour of the castle printing works and the herbal gallery. 
  • Ojstrica
    Ojstrica is known especially for its magnificent view of Lake Bled and the Sava plain. The most beautiful panoramic photos of Bled are taken here.
  • Romantic picnic on Lake Bled
    Take a row boat out on Lake Bled and enjoy a private picnic in the middle of this beautiful lake in the heart of a pristine natural environment. You can also row to the nearby island and enjoy some breath-taking views. Row boats can be rented in the boat house of the Grand Hotel Toplice. If you decide on the romantic package, the boat rental comes with a picnic basket full of delicious foods.
  • Triglav National Park
    Named after the highest peak in Slovenia, Triglav, the Triglav National Park stretches across almost the entire Julian Alps. It is an indisputable treasure trove of natural sights: a diverse pristine landscape with mountain peaks, gorges, mountain villages, water sources and rich vegetation. Photo: Aleš Zdešar,
  • Biking trip: Radovna vally
    This easy cycling route runs through the idyllic Alpine valley of the Radovna River, from the Krnica village to the museum in the Pocar homestead, one of the oldest preserved in the Triglav National Park. We suggest that you stop on the way to see the 500-year-old Gogal linden tree and Napoleon’s stone from the time of the Illyrian provinces, visit the karst source at Lipnik, and jump into the Kreda lake.
  • A ride in a “pletnja” boat
    There is a rule in Bled: if you have not taken a ride in a “pletnja” boat, you have not visited Bled for real. The “pletnja” is a traditional wooden boat built by locals. It is unique to Bled. Take a seat for a ride to the island and sightseeing from the lake surface.
  • Fiacre coaches
    A fiacre, the traditional Bled horse-drawn carriage, is another custom that has been conveyed from one generation to the next. The carriage drivers are distinguished by traditional livery. They will take you for a ride around the lake or sightseeing in the surrounding area.
  • Zipline Dolinka
    Experienced guides will take you to an adrenaline-filled 2–3 hours long trip along the Sava Dolinka river valley, where you will learn about the natural phenomena of this protected natural monument with incredible value, which is also part of Natura 2000. You will cross the valley above the river via 5 ziplines with a total length of 2.4 km. 
  • Educational apiary Kral’ s beehouse
    At the beginning of the Selo village, above the Mulej farm, you can find Kral’s beehouse, an educational apiary with around 50 beehives. In this apiary, with hand-painted panels, queen bees and bee families are reared. The beekeepers will present the life cycle of the Carniolan honey bee, the work at the apiary and the production of honey. 
  • The Bled Vintgar gorge
    The Vintgar gorge is one of the most famous natural sights near Bled. A 1.6 km footpath leads along the green Radovna River, past its pools, waterfalls and rapids all the way to a 15 m high waterfall. The walk is particularly enjoyable in the hot summer months. Photo: Bled LTO
  • The Straža hill
    Straža Hill on the south-east side of the lake is an exceptional vantage point. The Bled fitness trail runs through meadows and the forest (outdoor gym). A lift can take you to the top of Straža Hill, allowing skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the rides down the small but well-tended ski slope. Photo: Rok Mučič
  • The land of folk tales
    For fairytale fans we recommend a visit to Fairytale Land, where folk narrative is spread through fairytales. This is the home of fairies, the Heathen Maiden, the Goldhorn poachers, the Tree Gnome, the Wild Woman from Babji zob and the Water Man. By telling folk tales, the characters create an unforgettable experience for children.
  • A hot air balloon ride
    In a panoramic ride in a hot air balloon operated by a licensed and experienced pilot, you will cruise over Lake Bled and enjoy an aerial view of the island and the surrounding peaks. Reservations can only be made at one of the hotel receptions.

Events in Bled and the Surrounding Area

  • Fairytale Advent and nativity scene in the castle chapel
    1.12.2023 - 2.2.2024 
    Bled Castle, Bled 

    Capture a moment of festive Christian tradition when visiting Bled Castle. The exhibitions are open during the working hours of Bled Castle. The entrance fee is the purchase of a ticket for Bled Castle. (Photo: ©Zavod za kulturo Bled)

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  • IBU Biathlon Youth Cup 2023
    4.12. - 10.12.2023 
    Triglav Pokljuka Sports Centre – Rudno polje 

    The rich tradition of biathlon competitions in Slovenia continues in this year's winter season, as the Pokljuka Organising Committee will once again prepare a winter event, bringing an exciting biathlon competition to local and foreign visitors alike. Welcome! (Foto: Biatlonski center, Turizem Bohinj,

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  • Comedy: The Dinner of Fools
    Bled Festival Hall 
    15.12.2023 at 20:00 

    Presenting a classic French comedy hit, directed and brought to the Špas Teater stage by one of the Slovenia's champions of acting, Bojan Emeršič. The Dinner of Fools is a crazy fun show, and everyone is invited!

  • Legend of the sunken bell
    Castle Bathing Area, Bled 
    25.12.2023 at 17:00 

    This year too, the Legend of the Sunken Bell stage play will come to life on Christmas Day at the Bled Castle Bathing Area. No admission fee. Welcome! (© Photo: Miro Zalokar,

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  • Outdoor New Year Celebration
    Lake Promenade, Bled 
    31.12.2023 at 19:00 

    We invite you to spend New Year's Eve in Bled. There will be many festive stands providing a variety of food and hot drinks. A varied musical programme will accompany us throughout the night, with a magnificent fireworks display scheduled at midnight!

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  • Children’s New Year’s Eve party
    Lake Promenade, Bled 
    31.12.2023 at 15:00 

    Join an unforgettable family New Year's Eve party. We will have fun together with music, dancing, and hot tea. We will also summon Santa Claus. A colourful programme for the entire family. Welcome! (Foto arhiv:

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  • Children's theatre play Knjižko Gledališko
    Blaž Kumerdej Library, Bled 

    We cordially invite you to join us for a wonderful theatrical adventure. Theatre performances will take place in the library every month. No admission fee! (Foto: ©Knjižnica Blaža Kumerdeja Bled)

  • Bled Calendar Exhibition 2024
    The hall above the museum at Bled Castle 
    Until 31.1.2024 

    It is traditional that every year, the Bled Institute of Culture publishes a calendar for the coming year with artistic motifs of Bled.  To commemorate this, they have also prepared an exhibition of the same name, which will be on display at Bled Castle until the end of January. Welcome!

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70 years of the Original Bled Cream Cake

Only in our café can you get the true Original Bled Cream Cake, which the confectioners at the Hotel Park confectionery have been making ever since 1953. This year, the legendary dessert celebrates its 70th anniversary, with over 15 and a half million made already! Original and fresh ingredients of high quality are used in the recipe: fresh eggs, flour, cream, milk, sugar, and butter. The freshness of the eggs used for the custard is especially important, in order to make a delicious and light cream that melts in your mouth. The Original Bled Cream Cakes are freshly prepared every day, without any industrial formula. Tasting the original Bled cream cake is a very unique experience. First, you crack the crisp top crust with your fork, and then scoop all four layers together. Oh, the deliciousness! Combined with the most beautiful view of the famous Bled sights – Lake Bled, the island, and the castle – it creates a moment of perfect pleasure.

Childhood memories of Bled

All of us who were lucky enough to have visited Bled as children share some images that have become an indelible part of our memory: the first steps when exploring the lake shore, the first ride in a pletnja boat, the first feeding of the swans, the first cream cake, the first blissful smile with powdered sugar around the lips ... and mother's eyes full of emotion. Wonderful memories that every parent wishes for his or her child. Bled is an ideal destination for a one-day family trip or a longer vacation with babies, toddlers, school-aged children and teenagers. The climate is mild, it is never too hot and a shade and a cool place are always close by, and there is enough fun for all family members, whatever their taste. Bring your family to Bled for a day!

Feel Lake Bled from a boat

You cannot truly experience Lake Bled until you have sailed on it in a boat! You can choose between a ride in the traditional pletna boat or row to the island with a church by yourself. Both ways have their own special charms and both are worth experiencing! Hand-made wooden boats are available for rent at the boathouse of Grand Hotel Toplice, where you can even order a picnic basket to take with you on a romantic date in the middle of the lake!
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