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Občina Bled

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  • Day79

    Bled Slovenia - Bled Castle

    August 24, 2017 in Slovenia

    A day spent in Bled. We did all things touristy:
    Bled Castle - medieval castle built on a precipice over 100m above Lake Bled. According to written sources, it is the oldest Slovenian castle. Great views of Bled, the Lake and mountains.

  • Day79

    Bled Lake

    August 24, 2017 in Slovenia

    Bled Lake - The lake is of mixed glacial and tectonic origin. It is 2,120 m long and 1,380 m wide, with a maximum depth of 29.5 m. The World Rowing Championships were held here in 1966, 1979, 1989, and 2011 and next month the European Rowing Championships will be held here.

  • Day79

    Bled Island

    August 24, 2017 in Slovenia

    Bled Island (Blejski otok) - we took the easy option and paid for someone else to do the rowing over to the island. The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, built in its current form near the end of the 17th century. The church has a 52 m tower and there is a Baroque stairway from 1655 with 99 stone steps leading up to the building. It is a popular venue for weddings - there was one there today. Traditionally it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church. It was 28 degrees today! I think the bride and groom skipped that tradition.Read more

  • Day68

    Lake Bled

    August 24, 2017 in Slovenia

    Spent the day at beautiful Lake Bled, much busier and more tourist centred than where we are staying at Bohinj. Bled Castle sits on a lofty height above the lake and in the middle of the lake on an island sits The Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. As it's an Eco lake we travelled to the island on a row boat called a Pletna which is an alpine boat for 18 People and rowed at the back by an ores man. There is also a summer luge run- quite scary looking!Read more

  • Day10

    Bled Castle

    November 6 in Slovenia

    Tour of the castle. Foggy day. I had really hoped to hit Bled on a sunny day as it is purported to be gorgeous. Not to be though. We got to use the Gutenberg printing press to print our own castle print - very cool. Tried to show part of the video here. FindPenguins limits lengths of videos. Now in our way to Ljubljana for a city tour - driving through the rain. Only one more day left on our trip, so in reality we lucked out big time with the weather.
    “Ljubljana is the known to be the perfect spot for lazy tourists - you can stand in the middle, look all around and you got it”
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  • Day10

    Back in Bled

    November 6 in Slovenia

    Sun broke out for a few minutes on the way back, then whoosh. Raining again managed to get this foggy shot of the castle from our room balcony. Evening going away reception coming up in about 3 hrs. Had to raid an ATM to get some euros for tips to our tour director and bus driver. Got an early bus departure at 7 am to head for our final night in Venice.

  • Day1

    Glamping Bled

    October 8 in Slovenia

    Schon oft sind wir auf unserem Weg nach Kroatien an Bled vorbeigefahren.
    Nun wollten wir hier mal stehen bleiben und den Herbst geniessen.
    Und wir wollten Glamping ausprobieren. Luxuscamping in schönster Natur.

  • Day1

    Blejski Otok

    October 8 in Slovenia

    Gleich nach unserer Ankunft haben wir einen Ruderer engagiert, der uns auf die Klosterinsel in der Mitte des Sees fährt.
    Wie ihr seht, unsere asiatischen Freunde begleiten uns auf Schritt und Tritt. Denen ist nichts zu teuer. Uns schon. Aber zu spät, kassiert wird auf der Rückfahrt.
    Und jetzt ist auch das Rätsel der durchgängig läutenden Kirchenglocken gelöst. Auf der Insel gibt es auf dem Glockenturm eine Wunschglocke die man läuten darf. Kostet natürlich.
    Wir sind unseres Glückes eigener Schmied und haben uns im Inselcafe einen Wein gegönnt. Und hat funktionert.
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