Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), Bled

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#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Upper Carniola Region
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. A visit to Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bled road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 20, 2017
    The view you can enjoy from the battlements of the Castle fault anything. Shame about the price of the ticket, really disproportionate compared to what you get from the Interior of the building.
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  • August 20, 2017
    The castle doesn't have too many things inside to see, but the view on the lake makes it definately worth visiting.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We opted to hike up to the castle from the town center. The hike itself isn't too strenuous and took us less than 20 minutes. The castle offers amazing views of Lake Bled and the surrounding area. The...  more »
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  • Wonderful castle. So different from other castles. Perched upon a cliff overlooking Bled this castle offers 1000 years of history overlooking the Julian Alps. Parking on top offers easy accessibility. Cafe and gift shops within the castle and admission is relatively inexpensive.
  • Amazing views of the lake! Not a lot to see inside, but you can buy a coffee, a creme pastry they sell (really good) and relax at the top. Seems the restaurant is great but was fully booked for 2 days, consider making a reservation. They also sell some great souvenirs at the gift shop and blacksmith shop (funniest guy).
  • Some of the most stunning views in Slovenia. The castle and lake district is beautiful. It is a short but strenuous ascent but nevertheless well worthwhile
  • Amazing view but highly touristic. Entrance fee for the courtyard which includes the "classic" view from the lookout. The castle itself is small and so-so. Shhh...🤐 If you want to see the classic island view without the entry fee, take the stone path around the castle to the right as you're facing the big white sign in the parking lot. It winds around to the back of the castle where you can hop a small fence and get a great lake and island view without paying 10€ for it. Technically you'll be trespassing so beware the people who work in the castle and come out the back for smoke breaks.
  • Very touristy but nice. A great view of the lack but the castle is not worth it. Come for the views not for this history. Although, the castle is great to see from below. A great backdrop.

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Where to stay in Bled

Romantic landscapes and no shortage of fine lodging options make Bled one of Slovenia's top tourist destinations. The town's luxurious hotels sit right on the shores of its eponymous lake, providing elegantly furnished rooms loaded with modern amenities, as well as sweeping views of the water and the surrounding area. For a more budget-friendly option, check out the town's mid-range hotels and family-run hostels, which provide friendly service and tidy rooms a walk away from the city's major sights.
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