Bled - the most beautiful lake in Slovenia

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Bled is one of the most characteristic places in Slovenia. This name covers both a small town and a picturesque lake. They are situated at the foot of the Julian Alps, near the border with Austria and Italy, and also adjacent to a beautiful landscape - the Triglav National Park. Slovenians as well as tourists from all over the world are very eager to relax at Lake Bled.

Bled is a place with a long history. Settlement existed there already in the Mesolithic times. An additional interesting fact is that Lake Bled was formed in a tectonic depression at the end of the last ice age as a result of the melting of the Bohinj Glacier. There are thermal springs in the lake, which means that the temperature of the water reaches around 26 degrees Celsius . This is not the only advantage.

Tourists also come there because of the extremely picturesque surroundings . An inherent element of the local landscape is, among others a historic church, erected on the tiny islet of Blejski Otok , located in the middle of Lake Bled.

Rest on Lake Bled

When choosing to stay in this charming place, it is best to choose accommodation that gives us full access to Lake Bled and at the same time convenient access to the town. These conditions are perfectly met by the popular Sava Camping Bled .

Guests praise the resort primarily for its excellent location , which allows you to enjoy the beautiful peaks of the Julian Alps, and at the same time allows active recreation in the bosom of nature. An additional convenience is the vicinity of the Triglav National Park and the town of Bled (2 km to the center). The place is an ideal base for exploring the area, it organizes guided hikes and bicycle tours.


In Sava Camping Bled there are many attractions for sports and recreation enthusiasts. The center offers an animation program , folklore evenings, you can use the public volleyball, football or basketball courts . There are also attractions for children at the resort, incl. a mini club where animators organize games and activities for kids, there is also a mini zoo, a trampoline and a playground.


The camping provides its guests with comfortable holiday homes , equipped with a kitchenette, bedrooms, bathroom and a spacious patio. On site, you can also use plots with sanitary and electricity connections.

In addition, the resort has a restaurant praised by guests, where it is worth tasting Slovenian cuisine by ordering, among others, polenta and zlikrofi, i.e. noodles, stuffed with potatoes, onions, fried bacon, herbs and spices. For dessert, it is worth choosing delicious Bled fondant , gingerbread or stuffed with grmady nuts.

A trip not only around the lake

Bled and its surroundings are a place full of attractions. We will see there not only untouched nature, but also unique monuments . You can walk around the lake, cycle around the lake or go for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

The 6 km long route will provide us with amazing views. On Lake Bled there is also the island of Blejski Otok, which can be reached by boat (pletna). It is worth visiting the baroque church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the end of the 17th century, to which 99 steps lead.


The oldest castle in Slovenia is located on the shores of Lake Bled. The first records of him date back to 1011. Then it was called Castellum Veldes. This fortress majestically towers over the town and the lake, as it is situated on a high rock , 130 m above the water level.

Currently, the castle houses a museum and wine center , where you can learn to open drinks using the sabrage method, i.e. cutting off the neck of the bottle with a saber.


In the vicinity of Lake Bled and the town, there are also viewpoints that allow you to admire the area from a great height - Ojstrica (611 m above sea level) with a popular bench, Mala Osojnica (685 m above sea level) and Vielka Osojnica (756 m above sea level).

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Piotr Strugała
Piotr Strugała

Italy, Croatia, Spain ... are the countries I would like to come back to every summer. I like to discover new places, whether it is a bustling capital city or a quiet town on a mountain slope.

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