30 Beautiful Lake Bled Photos To Inspire You To Visit Slovenia

About Lake Bled

In Slovenia, there is a real place that looks like it came from the fairy tale world! That place is the beautiful Lake Bled, a 2,220 metre by 1,380 metre lake of glacial origins, with a maximum depth of about 30 meters. It’s a perfect aquamarine color. It has a small island with a lovely Gothic church on it in the middle, and a medieval castle on the cliff above, all surrounded by picturesque mountains of the Julian Alps. It is so beautiful that you’ll swear it’s been photoshopped.

The lake is located in northwestern Slovenia, some 55 kilometres (34 miles) northwest of Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. No words can do this remarkable place justice so we’ll leave it up to the pictures to do the talking.

Places to stay in Slovenia

Lake Bled Photo Gallery

A beautiful picture gallery containing 30 high resolution Lake Bled photos, taken either by professional photographers or amateur photo enthusiasts!

Lake Bled appears to have been lifted straight from a fairy tale
Lake Bled is such a spectacularly beautiful place that it appears to have been lifted straight from a fairy tale. Image by Vicente Villamón / CC BY-SA 2.0

Water lilies and swan on Bled Lake, Slovenia
Water lilies and swan on Bled Lake, Slovenia. Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Lake Bled with an island and Bled castle from the Ojstrica view point
Lake Bled with an island and Bled castle from the Ojstrica view point. Image by James Southorn / CC BY 2.0

With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts
The lake is famous for looking like it is straight out of a fairytale with it’s tiny island in the middle of the lake and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Image by Mark Gregory / CC BY-ND 2.0

The attribute that makes Bled so extraordinary is definitely its surrounding nature
The attribute that makes Bled so extraordinary is definitely its surrounding nature. Image by Eneko Bidegain / CC BY 2.0

Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful vacation resorts in Europe
With extraordinary natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful vacation resorts in Europe. Image by Matijap

The town of Bled and Lake Bled from the Bled Castle
The town of Bled and the lake from the cliff-top castle. Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Places to stay in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana

Bled is the perfect place for those who enjoy peace and quiet and stunning views of nature
Bled is the perfect place for those who enjoy peace and quiet and stunning views of nature. Image by Pinky sl / CC BY-SA 3.0

A view of Lake Bled from a garden front
Another beautiful view of the lake. Image by Selena N. B. H. / CC BY 2.0

You need to travel by gondola, known here as Pletna to visit the Lake Bled island
To visit the island in the middle of the lake, you need to travel by gondola, known here as Pletna. Image by Maik-T. Šebenik / CC BY-ND 2.0

Sitting atop a steep cliff 100 meters above the lake is Bled Castle
Sitting atop a steep cliff 100 meters above the lake is Bled Castle, a magnificent medieval fortress with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace. Image by Eneko Bidegain / CC BY 2.0

Lake Bled traffic jam
Lake Bled traffic jam. Image by Eoghan OLionnain / CC BY-SA 2.0

The iconic Church of the Assumption of Mary on an island in the middle of Lake Bled
USA Today rates the Church of the Assumption of Mary on Bled Island as one of the world’s most beautiful churches. Image by James Southorn / CC BY 2.0

Places to stay in Bled, Slovenia

Picture-postcard island with its glorious Gothic church in the middle of Lake Bled
In the middle of the lake is Slovenia’s only island, on which is located the beautiful baroque church. Image by Lemsipmatt / CC BY-SA 2.0

Lake Bled is beautiful even when it rains
Lake Bled is beautiful even when it rains. Image by Maurice / CC BY 2.0

Famous 99 steps leading to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church on the island
Famous 99 steps leading to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church on the island. Image by Gord Webster / CC BY-SA 2.0

Pletna boats at Lake Bled
Pletna boats at the Lake. Image by Maik-T. Šebenik / CC BY-ND 2.0

Lake Bled has the longest swimming season of all Alpine resorts
The Bled lake is renowned for its mild, healing climate with the longest swimming season of all Alpine resorts. Image by Josef Grunig / CC BY-SA 2.0

Swimmer and rowboat on the Lake Bled, Upper Carniola, Slovenia
Swimmer and rowboat on the lake. Image by Johann Jaritz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Swimming season in Lake Bled lasts from June to late September
Swimming season in Lake Bled lasts from June to late September. Image by Derbeth / CC BY 2.0

The water of Lake Bled is still clean
The water of the lake is still very clean. Image by Grant Bishop / CC BY-SA 2.0

Places to stay in Piran, Slovenia

Overlooking Lake Bled is the iconic Bled Castle
Overlooking the lake, perched more than 100 metres high above on a precipice, is the iconic Bled Castle. Image by Eneko Bidegain / CC BY 2.0

The Bled castle on top of a cliff above the lake
The Bled castle on top of a cliff above the lake. Image by Kevin Jones / CC BY 2.0

The oldest castle in Slovenia stands on a sheer cliff above Lake Bled
The oldest castle in Slovenia stands on a sheer cliff above Lake Bled. Image by Eneko Bidegain / CC BY 2.0

Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary is known as Our Lady of the LakeThe Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary is also known as Our Lady of the Lake or The Church of Mary the Queen. Image by Nicol? Bonazzi / CC BY-ND 2.0

Lake Bled, Slovenia, taken from western end of lake at twilight
Lake Bled taken from western end of lake at twilight, October 2013. Image by Edwardwexler / CC BY-SA 3.0

Bled castle and lake at night
Bled castle and lake at night. Image by Eneko Bidegain / CC BY 2.0

A walk by Lake Bled when lit up at night is truly magical
A walk by the lake when lit up at night is truly magical. Image by Gilad Rom / CC BY 2.0

Places to stay in Bohinj, Slovenia

Night panorama of the town of Bled in Slovenia
Night panorama of the town of Bled. Image by Tomaž Demšar / CC BY-SA 3.0

If you’re planning to visit Lake Bled in the near future be sure to read more about this remarkable lake here: All You Need To Know To Visit Lake Bled!

All You Need To Know To Visit Bled
BLED – possibly the most beautiful and remarkable Alpine resort in Europe
View of Bled, Slovenia

With an incredibly beautiful glacial lake surrounded by the peaks of the Slovenian Alps, an iconic church nestled in a tiny island in the middle of the lake and a medieval Gothic castle built on a 100-meter cliff overlooking the lake, Bled is possibly the most beautiful and remarkable Alpine resort in Europe.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN BLED AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
LAKE BLED - the most stunning and romantic place you could ever imagine
Lake Bled tumb

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

In Slovenia, there is a real place that looks like it came from the fairy tale world! That place is the beautiful Lake Bled, known for its stunning mountain-backed vistas, the iconic church located on a tiny island in the middle of the lake and the spectacular medieval Gothic castle built on a 130-meter cliff overlooking the lake.
BLED ISLAND – the fairytale island with an idyllic baroque church on it
bled-island-church-zoom-300

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

When people say that a place is like something from a fairy tale, often they are exaggerating, but that is not the case with this charming little tear-shaped island in the middle of Lake Bled. The island has such an extraordinary beautiful setting that photographs of it are regularly found in travel magazines and it’s without a doubt the most recognizable place in Slovenia.
VINTGAR GORGE - one of the most extraordinary places to visit in Slovenia
Vintgar Gorge Bled Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

This stunningly picturesque gorge with turquoise water of the Radovna river and a spectacular waterfall at the far end is part of the Triglav National Park and is located just outside the northern side of Bled. It has been made into a huge attraction by the addition of walkways alongside and across the river.

HISTORIC AND CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS IN BLED AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
BLED CASTLE – the oldest castle in Slovenia perched high above Lake Bled
Bled Castle above Lake Bled, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

Above the incredibly beautiful glacial Lake Bled, on a mighty steep cliff rising 130 meters high, is the iconic Bled Castle. It is one of the most visited Slovene sights with over 300.000 annual guests.
CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY – the idyllic church on Bled Island
The Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary on Bled Island, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

The Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, also known as The Church of Mary the Queen or Our Lady of the Lake is located on a a tiny, tear-shaped island in the middle of an incredibly beautiful glacial Lake Bled in Slovenia. The church has such a beautiful setting that pictures of it are regularly found in travel magazines and on travel blogs and forums.

Places to stay in Bled that we recommend
The accommodation options in Bled can be divided into six main categories: hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, apartments, farm stays and hostels.
HOTELS IN BLED THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Lake Bled hotels

Finding a hotel that suits your needs and fits your budget can be a hassle. Bled is a very touristic place with lots of hotels of varying standards, from ultra-luxurious where guests can indulge themselves in some exquisite spas to a nice choice of affordable 3-star hotels. Find out which hotels in Bled we recommend and why.
GUESTHOUSES IN BLED THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Lake Bled guest houses

Bled guesthouses are definitely a nice, safe option for a place to stay as they are comfortable and homely with owners who take an interest in their guests. Many offer not only breakfast, but also lunch and dinner. There are quite a few wonderful guest houses in Bled, find out which one would best suit your needs, style and budget.
BED AND BREAKFASTS IN BLED THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Lake Bled bed and breakfasts

Bled bed and breakfasts are family-run places that range from small homes renting out two or three spare bedrooms to large guest houses with more than a dozen rooms. Find out which B&Bs in Bled we recommend and why.
APARTMENTS IN BLED THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Lake Bled apartments

Many local residents in Bled offer apartments for rent in their houses. Each apartment has one or two bedrooms, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Some also have a living room and a balcony or a terrace. It's a very popular wallet-friendly option when you are staying in Bled. But be careful, the rates and quality vary seriously, so always do a good research before you book an apartment for your stay! Here you will find the apartments that we think are the best ones in Bled right now.
HOSTELS IN BLED THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Lake Bled hostels

Hostels are a very popular option for those seeking low-cost accommodations in Bled. Most spaces and amenities are usually shared, but even if you’re not up for the cheapest option - a bed in a dorm room - you can often get a basic private room at a Bled hostel for significantly less than the cost of a low-end hotel or privately rented room. Competition between Bled hostels has grown over the past 5-10 years so the quality has risen considerably. There are now some really nice hostels in Bled, find out which are the ones that we recommend and why!
CAMPING AND GLAMPING SITES IN BLED THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of camping and glamping sites in Bled

There’s nothing quite like going to sleep under the stars, surrounded by nature and only the sound of birdsong to wake you up in the morning. The Bled area has a breathtaking nature which is perfect to do just that: whether it’s an all natural campsite or a luxurious glamping experience, these are the best outdoor sleeping areas in Bled.
FARM STAYS IN THE LAKE BLED AREA THAT WE RECOMMEND
Collage of Lake Bled farm stays

Farm stays are an increasingly popular vacation option, especially for families with young children. Styled after traditional B&Bs, farm stays offer comfortable lodging, low rates, generous breakfasts and direct access to farm animals, fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs. On some farms you can also join in with farm tasks, including feeding and egg collecting. Find out which farm stays in the Lake Bled area we recommend the most.

3 thoughts on “30 Beautiful Lake Bled Photos To Inspire You To Visit Slovenia”

  1. Re the name of the Church in English, the correct word is “ASCENSION” of the Virgin Mary, NOT “Assumption” — look both words in the dictionary! Assumption is a noun for the verb assume, which is something one should NEVER do, about anything.

  2. What is most incredible is that the photos to be found here aren’t nearly half as nice as the real thing. True that there is an ample touristic infrastructure, however it does not too much harm to the magic of the place which will surely enchant you – art nouveau buildings, picturesque castle, idyllic island and a most beautiful turquoise water colour that is breathtaking even in the middle of the night.

Leave a Reply

error: Content is protected !!