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Lake Bled
Lake Bled

Lake Bled

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Historic Site, Lake, Scenic Lookout, Garden, Park, Sailing
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Gregorchicheva ulica 22, Bled 4260, Slovenia
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Lake Bled is a glacial lake, formed when the Bohinj Glacier left the area. The lake shows off its gorgeous blue-green water as the temperature reaches to 77 degrees Fahrenheit in the warm season. The ... Read more
beauty is retained as it ices over in the winter. Ten villages surround the lake and draw tourists. The main attraction is a single island, home to Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church. The church bells can be heard resounding through the surrounding trees. Capture the entirety of the fairytale landscape of this area by land or water with a hike of the nearby mountains or a swim in the lake.

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Lake Bled is actually located in Slovenia, but the lake is so stunning and so close that it has to make this list. Only a couple hours outside Zagreb, this picture-perfect lake has a striking dark green color. The lake has a castle on a cliff and a little church on one of the islets. It is easy to see why this lake is such a famous spot for couples.

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WA

Bled is absolutely beautiful, 360 degrees around. It is truly a wonder both naturally and with the church in the middle and castle above.

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London, UK

One of the most beautiful places in the world. Slovenia is a stunning country. You can take a gondola out to the centre of the lake to explore. It’s such a romantic location. Just picturesque views in every direction and driving distance from the Croatian border.

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Unterbergen, Austria

Lovely lake with a small island in the middle, overlooked by the impressive Bled Castle.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Put this place on your bucketlist. It's so gorgeous. Being here is like a dream. Take the boat to the island in the middle of Lake Bled. It's a must-do.

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Berlin, Germany

Worth the whole trip. Even in the pouring rain it was wonderful. The walk around the whole lake was great and each angle is different. Sometimes even the path is different (there's one small stretch on wooden planks right on the lake). I could sit next to it all day and just stare. Really beautiful.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

The most famous sight in Slovenia. Absolutely breathtaking, with lots of nice walking paths and cafes along the water.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

Lake Bled is perhaps the most visited and most photographed place in Slovenia, and for good reason. This glacial lake in the Julian Alps is absolutely stunning - set in a valley with the oft snow-covered jagged peaks of the Alps in the distance makes this place look magical. Bled Island in the center of the lake is home to a 17th century Gothic church that only adds to the allure of the place.

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Paranaque, Philippines

One of my favorite sights and experience in Slovenia. Charming, utterly picturesque you would want to keep coming back. We took the Pletna boat to the island. You need to climb 99 steps to reach the church of assumption grounds which is another area to explore.

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Berlin, Germany

I was first blown away by Lake Bled when I watched a travel show on Slovenia a few years back. "How is it humanly possibly that something can be that beautiful?" I wondered. I visited Bled up close for the first time a couple months ago, and the in-person site was, not surprisingly, even more spectacular. It's not surprising the word "fairytale" comes up frequently when people describe it. Bled is a deep azure lake with a castle perched on a hill as its backdrop. You can swim in its warm water in the summer and stroll around its premises, noticing things like deep green lily pads, koi fish and massive groups of tourists.

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Stuttgart, Germany

surrounded by great landscape, the triglav is not far, good campground at the bank of the lake

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Pittsford (town), New York

Picture perfect Alpine lake in Bled, Slovenia. There is a castle on the hill and on an island in the lake a church that when you get married you carry your bride up 99 steps - good luck. You can reach the church by rowing or being rowed in a traditional boat called a pletna. They even have rowing competitions on the lake which we witnessed.

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Austin, Texas, USA

We were in Bled in the winter, so walking around Lake Bled was like a winter wonderland dream. I felt like I was in a fairytale. :)

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Nairobi, Kenya

Picturesque lake holding an island in the middle with a huge castle on it. Climb up to the Bled castle for a great view of the entire area.

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Borovnica, Slovenia

Fascinating Lake Bled with its island, where you can ring the bell at the church and make a wish.

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Menlo Park

Beautiful little town with a small island in the middle of the lake which you can reach easily by boat. Well worth a visit!

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Bangkok, Thailand

A dream place that makes you feel like walking in the postcard beautiful picture. Sort of like being in a very good dream, except that it is real!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Honestly, I don't remember anything I did in Bled besides gawk at the lake, walk around the lake, and eat ice cream by the lake.

It was quite literally one of the most beautiful places I had been in my entire life, and it felt like a slice of heaven except for the unfortunate communist era hotels on the shores. You can be sure a lot of leaders stayed in and around this area, but who could blame them?

I didn't make it out to the church in the center, but I looked at it plenty, and heard the bells ringing their way across the surface of the water. That's what Bled does to you. It turns you into a poet.

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Atlanta, Georgia

One of the most beautiful places in the world! I could easily spend a month here.

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Never heard of Slovenia? Not surprising, this tiny, gem of a country just miles northeast of the world famous city, Venice, has so much charm that its unreal how little people know about it. While in Slovenia, a trip to Lake Bled is a must. The medieval castle over looking the lake, the church on the picturesque island in the middle of Lake Bled, is a must. Take your sweetheart with you, rent a boat, and row her out to it. It's an incredible experience. Oh, and that back drop of the snow covered mountains...yea, that's quite nice on the eyes too...

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