Lake Bled in Slovenia
Lake Bled has attracted visitors and tourists for centuries, because of its unbelievable natural beauty and rich history. Often a tourist is left breathless at the views from the Bled castle, the beauty of the lake and the history of the romantic island with a church. The summers are quite hot, so tourists from all over the world, together with the locals refresh themselves in the pure water of the lake. People spend their evening on romantic walks around the lake Bled and drinking a glass of wine in one of several romantic pubs in the vicinity of the lake Bled.
The more adrenaline types can use the summer bobsleigh track that is on a small hill, just by the shore. The town also offers lively nightlife, for visitors looking for some party. There are some clubs, bars and discos in the centre of the town, with nice views on the panorama. Lake Bled gets most of the visitors in the summer, but quite some people also come in the winter. This is due to the vicinity of several ski slopes. You can combine skiing in Vogel, Krvavec, Kanin, Straža which are not far away, with visiting Bled, Bohinj, Vintgar George, Ljubljana and many other nice towns in Slovenia, so there is always something to do.
After a day on the slopes, the hot water, saunas and bubble baths are definitely the thing you will need. Lake Bled offers quite a few Spas, massage parlors and pools, so relaxing yourself will probably not consider a problem. For tourists looking to play golf, there is a worldwide known golf track, just 10min drive away.
Now that I definitely have your attention, let me just give you some more details about the lake. It is about 2,1km long and 1,3 km width, with maximum depth at about 30 metres. You can rent boats and paddle on the lake Bled or you can visit the island with the traditional Pletna boat, which has transferred visitors to the island for centuries.
The island is the only natural island in Slovenia. The lake itself is surrounded by forests and mountains. A lot of Slovenians visit the mountains on the regular basis and you can try it out, to see and feel the beautiful and unspoiled nature that it offers. Make sure to choose one appropriate for your equipment and knowledge, just to be on the safe side.
The island in the middle of the water, has several building, with the main and the most famous being the church of the Assumption of Mary. The church was built in 15 century and weddings are held there on regular basics.