Built into a steep cliff above the lake, Bled Castle offers magnificent views of the small island on the lake, two nearby towns, and the surrounding mountains. German Emperor Henry II donated the castle buildings, arranged around two courtyards, to the bishop of Brixen in 1011. The castle features interesting historical exhibits and a small chapel. Visit the wine cellar and ask the monks to tell you stories about the castle and Slovenia's wine regions. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Julian Alps from the castle's terraces. A visit to Bled Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bled road trip planner to plot your vacation.
Tours to Bled Castle
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $158
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $78
Duration: 5 hours
Bled Castle Reviews
After visiting Lake Bled and Bled Island, one must proceed to visit the Bled Castle up on the hill to complete the total Bled experience. Do not worry! No need to walk all the way up the Bled Castle. ... more »
This is apparently the oldest castle in Balkans. We took a coach nearly to the top of the hill and another 5 mins. walk to the castle. From the castle, we can get a beautiful view of the lake a and it... more »
Host to since great views. It's open until 8 in the summer and it's s lot quieter then too. You can get the last shuttle bus from town (green line I think) for 1€, that gets you there early evening, explore the castle, enjoy the view, eat a cream slice then there's a nice walk back down to town via a footpath which starts on the car park (down on the right as you leave the castle).
I have to admit, that the castle is beautiful, and the view is really magnificent. The only problem is a really high entrance fee (changed recently to 11€ for adults or 7€ for students). To be honest, I expected something more (more exhibitions or something else) for this price. The castle is accessible by car or by walk (by walk it takes approximately 20-30 minutes from the bus station - it depends on your physical condition (a lot of stairs)).
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