Bled Island, Bled

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 sits in the middle of beautiful Lake Bled. The island is shaped like a teardrop and is the only island in Slovenia. Several buildings are found on the island, the main one being the...  more »
  • It was so neat to walk and look at something so old. And the views were so beautiful! The boat was out was very fun and the guy rowing the boat was fun to talk to. The water is such an amazing color.....  more »
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  • A tiny island in the middle of the Lake Bled. There is a church in the island. Ride a boat to get there and climb up that popular 99 steps. The lake, the island and the overall surrounding area are just beautiful. Take a picture with the alps as the background and that would be your next phone wallpaper. I took a bus from Ljubljana, forgot for how much euros but that was cheap. The bus stopped not really at the lake's gate, I did a short walk, not far.
  • Park Your Boat at Bled Island, then head right up to the church to pull the 'wishing bell.' Legend has it that pulling it will bring you good luck! Just Remember - One Wish Per Person!🍀🔔

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