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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

    Julische Alpen - Bled

    July 17 in Slovenia

    Bereits zu Mittag sind wir in Bled.
    Bled liegt an den Ausläufern der Julischen Alpen, an einem Gletschersee. Auf einem Felsen mit Blick auf den See befindet sich die Burg von Bled aus dem 11. Jahrhundert, die heute ein Museum, eine Kapelle und eine Druckerpresse beherbergt. Auf einer Insel im Bleder See liegt die Wallfahrtskirche Mariä Himmelfahrt mit ihrer steilen Treppe und dem Glockenturm. (wikipedia)Read more

  • Day9

    Wir haben den in unseren Augen 👀 super tollen Campground 🏕(Camp Soča) verlassen und sind weiter durch den Triglav Nationalpark gefahren.

    Der erste Stopp 🛑 für heute war die Quelle der Soča (Izvir Sočo). Hier wollten wir über einen kurzen Trail über das Bergmassiv zur Quelle wandern. Am Anfang verläuft der Weg stetig bergauf durch den Wald, bis er an den Fels 🗻 gelangt und man über Steigeisen weiter in der Felswand klettert 🧗‍♂️.

    Leider versperrte uns auf den wirklich letzten Metern, es konnte nicht mehr weit sein, eine riesige abgerutschte Schneelawine den Weg. Es war definitiv zu gefährlich den Weg über den Schnee ❄️ fortzuführen, so dass wir leider umkehren mussten 😔.

    Weiter ging es für uns oder besser gesagt für Finn 🚐💨 über 49 Serpentinen den Vršič Pass hoch auf 1.611 Meter. Krass was für ein Panorama 💫 und noch Meter hohe Schneewände rechts und links der teilweise Kopfstein gepflasterten Straße. Ein absolutes Highlight diese Passstraßen 👍!

    Auf dem Weg runter hielten wir noch an der kleinen „Russenkapelle“, die als Gedenkstätte der russischen Kriegsgefangenen aus dem 1.Weltkrieg dient.

    Weiter ging es dann über einen Stopp zum Shoppen, wir brauchten noch ein paar Zutaten für unser Barbecue, zu unserem Campground am „Lake Bled“.

    Den heutigen Tag verbrachten wir dann mit der Umrundung des Sees und müssen sagen, Bled hat uns nicht gepackt. Der Funke ✨ist einfach nicht übergesprungen! Es war einfach zu touristisch und bereits jetzt, in der absoluten Vorsaison, schon viel zu viele Reisebusse 🚌🚎🚍. So schön der Anblick ist vom See, dem Schloss und den Bergen drum herum, uns hat es nicht abgeholt.

    Morgen geht’s dann weiter zu den nächsten Naturschönheiten von Slowenien!

    Folgt uns auch gerne bei Instagram - #finnweltenbummler!
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  • Day226

    Day 227: Final Bled Exploration

    September 29, 2017 in Slovenia

    Last day in Lake Bled! Nice weather today so we finally decided to take a boat out to the island in the centre of the lake. 14 euros each which was a bit pricey, but at least Schnitzel was free! Just us and an older American couple on the boat so we had a nice little chat to them, they were fairly well-travelled as well which was good.

    The island itself was a slight let-down, as there isn't much there besides the church, a cafe and a souvenir shop. We couldn't go in the church on account of Schnitzel, so we had a coffee in the sun and just enjoyed the atmosphere. The island is very small, only a couple of minutes to walk the perimeter, so we did a lap and by then it was time to get back on the boat.

    Rode back to the wharf near our apartment where we walked back to the car and then drove up to the castle overlooking the lake. Entry was a bit steep again at 10 euros, but the museum and stuff was moderately interesting. Unbeatable views!

    Had a small lunch on the walls overlooking the lake, then had a look around at all the various aspects of the castle. Museum, church, crypt, towers and battlements. A few other interesting things too like a wine cellar, printing works and a blacksmith though these were mostly just selling souvenirs.

    Back to the apartment for the afternoon where we chilled out, then drove around the lake in the evening for one last dinner with Shandos's parents. Chatted away with them into the evening until it was finally time to say goodbye. Not sure when we'll see them again, could be quite a while!
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Občina Bled, Obcina Bled, Veldes, Bled

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