Romantic Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Whenever I meet new people and tell them I come from Slovenia, I either get a confused face staring at me, while trying their best to be polite and pretend they know the country (when I know they have no idea :D), or I get a surprise as they mention they've been to Slovenia before. And those people always tell the same thing.

"Oh yeah, I've been to Slovenia, Lake Bled right?"

Yes, this lake is famous among tourists, it is one of the most visited places in Slovenia (with over 1.2 million overnight guests every year) and for a good reason.

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It offers amazing views of crystal clear freshwater lake that is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and while walking around the lake (the whole circuit is about 6 km which takes about 2 hours - but is a nice and easy, mostly flat path), the scenery around will continue to change. Other than the lake itself, you can admire the castle, the island with a church or the amazing Alps from so many different perspectives.

On a side note, it is quite a regular place for weddings and according to tradition the groom has to carry the bride up the 99 steps to Church of the Assumption, where the newlyweds ring the wishing bell to have a long and happy marriage. Apparently it works!

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You can rent a rowing boat to get to the island or if you are a good swimmer (and possibly aren't one to get married! :D), you can jump in and have a swim to get there or just swim around.

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When I went there with my parents last time I was back home in 2019, they had a little market on the day where they were having food and music, so we had a taste. Amazing!

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Of course, you must also go to their restaurant/cafe and try the famous cream cake "Kremsnita".

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The best time to visit is during Spring and Autumn, as Summer can be (well it used to be) overcrowded with tourists.

It is located only 45 minute drive from the capital city Ljubljana so getting there is easy and quick.

And if you are a winter person and you get lucky, you can experience something many can only wish to experience - ice skating on the lake as it freezes over. Unfortunately it doesn't freeze enough for it to be safe to ice skate every year, but there are other options at those times, where you can ice skate on an pop-up ice rink overlooking the lake.

A picture I found from long time ago, I was probably around 12, when me and my brother were lucky enough to experience the frozen lake. So much fun!

Make sure to put this amazing lake on your bucket list, you won't regret it!

Thanks for watching, see you next time hive tribe!

Kat


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Really beautiful images and beautiful post!
I love contents like this.
This place is magical, i want to visit it soon.

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You will love it when you go, any time of the year has its beautiful moments :) Thanks for your comment :)

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Thanks, maybe spring could be the best period for me

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I was at lake Bled on Saturday and had a great time...

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That's awesome! It's one of those places you can keep going and never get tired of it :)

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The scenery is so poetic, having a stay there is wonderful. I wish I could live in a house on the cliff like that

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That sounds like an amazing house hey :D Totally agree, and it does look amazing and like a fairy tale especially during winters. Thanks for your comment :)

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I didnt know Lake Bled till now so i would have been the first type of person haha. The lake looks really great on the photos, no wonder that the people know it who have been in slovenia:)

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Haha, I'm sure there are still some who don't know it yet but it is very famous over here. I'm glad I got a chance to show it to you and you can see it next time you get a chance. Very memorable experience :)

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