Lake Bled

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Lake Bled (View from Top)

Located in northwestern Slovenia in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is glacial lake that is a popular tourist destination that is adjacent to the town of Bled. It is 35 kilometers from Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (also known as Brnik Airport).

Located in picturesque scenery, Lake Bled is surrounded by forests and mountains and is a popular tourist destination for nature lovers and also for those seeking some peace and quiet.

Lake Bled came to existence when the Bohinj glacier melted a little a moved away after the last Ice Age. It is 2,120 meters long and 1,380 meters wide. The water is very deep and impossible to stand upright when in it.

Although it doesn’t have anything extraordinary in it apart from the streams and thermal springs in the northeast part where three swimming pools were constructed and can be enjoyed by guests at the Toplice Grand Hotel, Park Hotel and Golf Hotel.

In the rowing community, Lake Bled is also well known because of its very congenial conditions for the sport. It is also where the World Rowing Championships in 1966, 1979, 1989 and 2011 were held the Zaka Regatta Center.

Travelers can take a guided tour aboard a “pletna” or a wooden, ferry-like boat and see a nice view of Bled Castle and the Island Church.

During summer, the lake’s temperature can reach up to 25°C and gets covered in ice covered during winter.

For a gastronomical experience, visit Hotel Park and indulge in a slice of kremna rezina (Bled Cake), which was created by Ištvan Kovačevič in 1953.

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