SB14: Lake Bled, Slovenia

After our first two days in Zagreb, we picked up a rental van and drove about two hours northwest to Bled, Slovenia. Our first stop was Bled Castle. See it in between the houses up on the cliff?


City of Bled and Bled Castle


Sadly, the castle was less than impressive. Part of it had been converted into a museum. The museum didn’t have much worth seeing, and I was disappointed how heavily renovated everything was. The interior didn’t feel authentic at all.


Bled Castle Courtyard


But the view? So worth it.


Bled Castle and mountains


View from Bled Castle


If we had extra time, we would have checked out this alpine slide:


Alpine Slide


The castle overlooked Lake Bled and Bled Island:


Bled Island


Bled Castle and lake


Small flowers


After a while at the castle, we drove down to the lake. We rented a rowboat and took it out to the island. (If you visit, give yourself at least 2 hours to row out, explore the island, and row back.)


On a rowboat


Lake Bled is a natural lake formed from glaciers. There were a couple of buildings on the island with the main attraction being the church.


Bled Island


Row boat on Bled Island


Mallard ducks




Bugs and moss


Though the sanctuary was small, the inside of the church was ornate. There was a rope near the front you could pull to ring the church bell.


Bled Church


We really liked the gift shop here. And it was so peaceful to sit outside and enjoy the scenery.


Bled Church


After a row back to shore, we headed into the capital of Slovenia Ljubljana for the night!


» Read about day 1 and 2 in Zagreb here.



Here’s a recap of the trip:
» Day 1 & 2: Zagreb, Croatia
» Day 3: Bled, Slovenia
» Day 4: Ljubjlana, Slovenia
» Day 4: Škocjan Caves Park, Slovenia
» Day 5: Krk, Croatia
» Day 6: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
» Day 7: Split, Croatia


Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

No Comments

Leave a Reply