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Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), Bled

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Built into a steep cliff above the lake, Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) 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. Add Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) and other attractions to your Bled trip itinerary using our Bled family vacation planner.
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  • The views from the top are worth the price of admission, but other than that it was rather disappointing. There was a museum and then about four shops. So, if you don't care about views, you are basic...  more »
  • Small castle, although i wouldn't come to bled just for the castle. The view of the lake itself and the restaurant in the castle is fantastic. There was a Christmas market on round the lake shores wit...  more »
  • The visit of the castle is a must during your stay in Bled. Just for the lovely view of the Lake and the island seen from above. Of course the best time is around sunset with the Sun is reflected on the surface of the Lake!
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  • Incredible view from the castle. There are interesting shops inside and an elegant restaurant. This was our family's first visit to Slovenia; the people are very welcoming and the Lake Bled area is a MUST see destination. Add this to your bucket list, America.
  • The castle offers a beautiful view of the lake and the surrounding town beneath it. The staff were very friendly, and the food for our party was excellent. It was raining when we visited, but it was okay because there were plenty of covered areas outside. The walk up was very steep, so I would not recommend wearing heels.
  • Seems nice at first, but then you realize that there is no place at all to just sit down by the lake because everything is commercialized. If you want to park your car somewhere around the lake, be prepared to give at least 5€ out of season and at least 10€ during the season. And the ticket for visiting the caste costs too much - 10€ per person. All in all - a nice place completely converted to artificial extortion-like tourist location.
  • Beautiful scenery and lots to learn. Clean, well maintained and welcoming, nice coffee. Worth the walk.
  • The picturesque views matched by stunning location make Bled Castle a must if you are anywhere in the Alpine region of Slovenia. However, the steep trek up to the castle is quite exhausting but is worth it if you can appreciate the history of the castle! I recommend that you go to the castle before 11 am as the guided tours flood the courtyard.