Rainy Evening Walk Around

Lake Bled

A fairytale island rising from glacial waters of the Julian Alps. That’s Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenia. It’s a great place for all hikers, nature lovers or sportspeople as it offers a wide range of activities from paddleboarding and sightseeing to climbing steep hills for the best views.

Slovenia

March 22, 2020

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Willflies, Willflies. The east part of the lake, where the city of Bled is situated, is usually a bit busy. Walking to the west side not only rewards you with fewer tourists but also great nature and views. The distinguished church often pops out among branches. Bled Castle is standing above the water for more than a thousand years, Blejski grad is the oldest castle in Slovenia. Lake Bled Photo Guide. Climbing atop of the hill may be exhausting, but is definitely worth it. After around 20 minutes of struggling with terrain, you stand on a 611-metre peak called Ojstrica. The entire lake lies on your palm. From there, you can continue even higher to Osojnica. Lake Bled Photo Guide, Lake Bled Photo Guide, Lake Bled Photo Guide

Eastern part of Lake Bled with Ojstrica and Osojnica in the background

Away From Crowds

Veslaška Promenada

The eastern part of the lake, where the city of Bled is situated, is usually a bit busy. Walking towards the western side not only rewards you with fewer tourists but also great nature. The iconic church often pops out among tree branches.

The iconic church pops out among branches
Traditional pletna boats going to the island

The Guard Of Bled

Blejski grad

Standing above the water for more than a thousand years, Bled Castle is the oldest castle in Slovenia. Its charming courtyards invite visitors to sit down for a cake and to climb the walls for nice panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

On the walls of the Bled Castle
Climbing towards the Bled Castle
Climbing towards the Bled Castle
Courtyard of the Bled Castle
Courtyard of the Bled Castle
Looking to the north from the Bled Castle
Bled Island seen from Ojstrica

Within Your Reach

Ojstrica

Climbing atop of the hill may be exhausting, but is definitely worth it. After around 20 minutes of struggling with terrain, you stand on a 611-metre peak called Ojstrica. The entire lake lies on your palm. From there, you can continue even higher to Osojnica.

The top of Ojstrica
The top of Ojstrica
The Bled Castle
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By William

Hey there! I am a 19-year-old student from the Czech Republic, who loves to travel and take photos. I've been running this website since January to share my trips with others, give you some tips on where to go, and overall encourage you to travel.

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2 Comments

  1. Karolina

    Další pěkný výlet, dnes alespoň v PC 🙂
    Skvěle nafocené výhledy na jezero.

    Reply
    • William

      Díky : )

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