Lake Bled Journals

Beautiful Bled - Slovenia's Picture Postcard Resort

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A travel journal to Lake Bled by fizzytom

Sobe Stojanovic Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia More Photos
Quote: A selection of recommendations to help you enjoy a short break to one of Slovenia's top tourist destinations

Bled - an Overview

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Lake Bled Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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Bled is a small town in north west Slovenia with a population of around 6000. It lies close to the edge of the Julian Alps and it is the most popular tourist destination in the country, mainly because of it's beautiful, picturesque lake, but in general for the wealth of outdoor pursuits on offer in the area. No brochures or guidebooks could prepare me for just how beautiful Lake Bled is. It is almost too perfect with it's tiny island and Bled Castle guarding over it protectively one hundred metres above on an ominous looking crag. There have been settlements on the island and around the lake for centuries but it was an enterprising Swiss doctor who made Bled what it is today. He managed to...Read More

Lake Bled - Attractions and Activities

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Lazy days on Lake Bled Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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No brochures or guidebooks could prepare me for just how beautiful Lake Bled is. It is almost too perfect with its tiny island and Bled Castle guarding over it protectively one hundred metres above on an ominous looking crag. There have been settlements on the island and around the lake for centuries but it was an enterprising Swiss doctor who made Bled what it is today. He managed to save the lake from being drained (the keeper wanted to extract the clay from beneath the lake to make bricks!) and developed Bled into a spa resort for wealthy Europeans, exploiting the thermal springs. It quickly took off and even the Yugoslav royal family summered at Bled. The lake itself is quite small, me...Read More

Pizzeria Pletna

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Restaurant | "Budget Dining with Luxury Views"

Pizzeria Pletna Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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In a town that can be expensive, Pizzerija Pletna, over looking Lake Bled, represents reasonable value. It’s situated in the little hamlet of Mlino on the southern side of the lake, about ten to fifteen minutes walk from the main part of town. The interior of the restaurant is clean and comfortable enough but not very exciting; however, do yourself a favour and venture upstairs to bag a table on the terrace which will give you a wonderful view of the lake. To be honest you’d expect to pay more to eat somewhere with such a lovely view so this does make Pletna stand out. Pizzas are the speciality and the restaurant has a wood burning pizza oven but both times I have eaten here (some five ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 22, 2009

Pizzeria Pletna
Cesta Svobode 15
Bled, Slovenia

Chilli Restaurant and Bar

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Restaurant | "Chilli - It's Hot!"

Chilli Restaurant and Bar Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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While a restaurant with a really extensive and varied menu can cause some raised eyebrows – are they spreading themselves too thin? – it can also be a godsend; recently in Bled we needed to find a restaurant to please a group of four people that included a pair of unadventurous parents, one of whom couldn’t walk very far in search of dinner. As we approached Chilli, my initial reaction was that this was a restaurant we wouldn’t be eating at. However, a quick glance at the illuminated board outside showed that the menu was quite extensive and covered much more than just Mexican food. As it was a warm evening we chose a table outside and within a minute or two our waitress brought some menus...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2009

Chilli Restaurant and Bar
Cesta Svobode 9
Bled, Slovenia
+386 4 574 30 27

Summer Toboggan at Straze

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Attraction | "Picturesque Summer Sledging at Straže "

Summer Toboggan, Straze Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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There is nothing like a chair lift ride to the summit, a quick look at the amazing views across the mountains then careering down the pistes only to start all over again. Especially on a July day! In the snow free months, the ski slope at the Straže ski centre in the Slovenian town of Bled – overlooking the picturesque lake with its tiny island – is home to a "summer toboggan" - a 520 metre run where you are seat-belted into a plastic sledge that runs along a single rail about two feet off the ground.My parents wanted to visit Bled and as we (the CM and I) had been before we looked for something new to do. The summer toboggan is signposted from the road that circles the lake and is between...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2009

Sobe Stojanovic

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Hotel | "Alpine Views at Sobe Stojanovic "

Sobe Stojanovic Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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In the picturesque town of Bled in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, lots of families rent out rooms to tourists all year round. You can simply enquire at the door of any house with the "sobe" or you can book through a number of websites or at Kompas Travel and there is a branch of this Slovenia-wide travel agency in the centre of Bled in the shopping centre. On this visit to Bled we found a website listing private accommodation with plenty of photographs and a decent map so we could see how far from the centre of town it was. The website gave an e-mail address for the owner; Janja replied almost immediately and we agreed a price. She didn’t ask for any money; we could pay on arrival. I asked about taxis to Brn...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 16, 2009