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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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  • This castle in Lake Bled provides a spectacular view of the lake and the Alpine mountains. This was a 2 hour ride for us but well worth it! The lake is simply gorgeous. You must have cake while your h...  more »
  • The Bled Castle is a small castle by European standards. The interactive museum gives a nice picture of its past history. Aside from this, the view from the cliff provides an awesome sight of Lake Ble...  more »
  • If you come to Bled you have to visit Blejski Grad. It is around 3-4 minutes car drive from the Bled Lake and about 20 minutes if you decide to take a walk. In the castle you have restaurant, souvenir...  more »
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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.