Trip Planner: Slovenia / Upper Carniola Region / Bled / Bled Island
Ride a traditional wooden boat called a "pletna" or rent your own boat and row to Bled Island rising above the surface of a glacial lake. This Ice Age limestone glacial deposit covered with trees is thought to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. Archaeological excavations have uncovered traces of Slavic settlements from the 9th and 10th centuries. Legend has it that the present stone Baroque church was built on the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to the Slavic goddess of fertility. Climb the monumental 99 steps leading up to the church and ring the "wishing bell" above the church nave. To visit Bled Island and get the most from your holiday in Bled, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bled trip planner.
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Bled Island reviews
Beautiful island in the middle of Lake Bled. A little expensive to take a boat to the island. Then you have to pay to go in the church. The pendulum clock was interesting. Saw a man carry his wife up.... more
Beautiful island in the middle of Lake Bled. A little expensive to take a boat to the island. Then you have to pay to go in the church. The pendulum clock was interesting. Saw a man carry his wife up.... more »
It is absolutely sensational. The view, the ambiance and the sight is totally breathtaking. You can spend one hour without even noticing. Make sure you see the church as well. Enjoy the eternity.
It is absolutely sensational. The view, the ambiance and the sight is totally breathtaking. You can spend one hour without even noticing. Make sure you see the church as well. Enjoy the eternity. more »
You can be rowed to the island, take a "normal" boat, or hire a boat and row yourself. I just admired the island from afar while I walked round the whole lake. Gorgeous views.
It is totally an amazing experience. Take the boat to the island. Visit the church, museum and enjoy the sight. For me it was breathtaking.
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