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BLED, Slovenia — It is every bit as enchanting in real life as it is in photographs. Sitting in the northwestern part of the country with an area of only 72 miles and a population of just over 6,000, Lake Bled is Slovenia’s most popular tourist destination. The lake is emerald-green, and smack-dab in the middle sits a church on an islet.

Circling the lake is the town of Bled. A medieval castle sits atop a rocky cliff, alongside some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps.

Bled is wonderful to visit during the mid-summer months where watersports, biking and canyoning are all possibilities.

However, to beat the tourist scene, visiting the town during the winter months is just as ideal. Coffee shops and restaurants sit along the lakeside where visitors can snuggle up with a cup of joe, or try Bled’s famous luscious Cream Cake. 

If one is feeling up to it, the hike to the highest point is serene as birds sing and the church bell rings in the distance.

The view from the top is irreplaceable as visitors will be left in awe after getting a panoramic view of the entire lake and surrounding mountains, all in the little town of Bled.

  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia
    Lake Bled, Slovenia

Story package by Shelby Strickland

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