Bled is a picturesque town located on Lake Bled in the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia. It’s a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Here are some key features of Bled:
Geography: Bled is situated on the southern foot of the Karawanks mountain range near the border with Austria, about 50 km northwest of the national capital of Ljubljana. The lake is 2.12 kilometres long and 0.5 to 1 kilometre wide.
Climate: Bled is distinguished by a mild, healing climate and thermal springs of lake water2. In summer, the surface water reaches 25°C and retains a temperature up to 18°C until autumn.
The town is known for the glacial Lake Bled and the iconic Bled Castle perched on a rock overlooking the lake. Bled Island is the only natural island in Slovenia. The town is also famous for its vanilla and cream pastry.
History: Bled has been a settlement area since Mesolithic times. The area came under Bavarian influence after the Slavic principality of Carantania was conquered by Frankish forces in 7881.
Bled is often described as a paradise and was even nominated as one of the seven new wonders of the world. It truly is a gem of global dimensions.