One of the most beautiful lakes to be found in Europe.
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Review/Press release of BEAUTIFUL & TIMELESS - LAKE BLED in SLOVENIA
Beautiful & timeless - Lake Bled. Slovenia is fast becoming one of the green wonders of Europe. Forests, abundance of clean water, biological diversity a clear commitment to the country’s sustainable tourism plus opportunities of recreation and outdoor sports and not least it’s hidden gems, make it an irresistible place in which to visit. Ranking among the most beautiful alpine resorts anywhere Bled has immense natural beauty its surroundings renowned for its healing climate and thermal lake water. Bled is like a magnet attracting businessmen, artists, explorers, athletes and sport enthusiasts, from all quarters of the globe, enchanting them to return again and again. The beauty of the mountains is formidable the serenity calm and fresh air invigorating of which arouses pleasant feelings in visitors throughout the year. A land of green impressions, natural beauty and geographic curiosities, Bled has a mild, healthy sub -Alpine climate. The ridges of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke protect it from the chilly northern winds. During the summer months although hot and sunny fortunately there is no fog. The average monthly temperature in July is 18,7°C and in January -1,2°C. Historically fertile land the protective shelter of the castle hill and the island, have always invited the settlement of the Bled area. Rare traces of humans in Bled date back as far as the Stone Age. Settlement increased in the Iron Age, when the mining of iron began in the Alpine regions. Beneath the layer of an already discovered Slavic necropolis at Pristava pod Gradom, archeologists discovered 80 gravesites from the late Iron Age (800 to 600 BC) - Celtic and Roman finds however, are more modest. Bled was later well populated by the Slavs, who arrived in two waves. The Slavic settlements were most probably located at exactly the same spots where the lakeside villages of Mlino, Želeče, Zagorice, Grad and Rečica formed in the late Middle Ages. The lake was formed after the recession of the Bohinj glacier. It is up to 2120 m long and up to 1380 m wide, its maximum depth being 30.6 m and tectonic in origin. Bled Castle is unique and a must visit. Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 metres above the glacial Lake Bled is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia – Bled Castle. The Castle provides its many visitors with lots of surprises as well offering spectacular views from its terraces of the lake; the island, down the Dežela area with Lesce and Radovljica and over to the mountain ranges of the Karavanke and the Julian Alps. Historically, medieval documents refer to Bled with its German name Veldes. In terms of written accounts/documents, Bled Castle is the oldest castle in Slovenia. Like the lake the castle has its own unique mysterious beauty. Castle buildings are arranged around the lower and upper courtyards and access is generally on the easy side. The castle walls are Romanesque, and other castle buildings are Renaissance in origin. Special features: Housing inside the Castle is a reconstructed Gutenberg wooden printing press which the master printer uses to demonstrate printing on hand-made paper with historical blocks and lead letters. Wishing to have a memorial certificate, become a master printer if only for several minutes you won’t be disappointed and after some not so very hard work you’ll learn to appreciate the so called “black” art. Dine like royalty in the Castle restaurant. Try it out you will enjoy the choice - regional and international culinary delights on offer and fantastic heavenly like views always provided. Museum. Located in the baroque rooms of the castle the museum takes visitors on a journey celebrating the eventful history of Bled from the time when the first settlements in the area appeared to the present day. Fascinating the furnishings of the museum interprets settlement culture over different eras. The unique Bled Culture institute boasts a tradition in organizing wedding ceremonies at the oldest castle in Slovenia. Wine tasting served by a Monk in the infamous wine cellar are also a must do. The opening hours are as follows: January – March April - June July - October November - December 8:00 - 18:00 8:00 - 20:00 8.00 - 21.00 8:00 - 18:00 Bled lies in the extreme northwestern part of Slovenia, at the foot of the Julian Alps and between the Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka rivers. It is accessible in all seasons.
Travel to Bled by Rail. The Lesce-Bled railway station (4 km) lies on the Villach - Jesenice - Ljubljana - Belgrade - Istanbul - Athens railway line. It is approximately 45 km from the national borders with Austria (Wurzenpass - Korensko sedlo) and Italy (Fusine Laghi - Rateče. Connect - City nightline Paris via Munich. Munich Lesce Bled – Ljubljana. Eurostar, London - St Pancras Paris.
Recommended excursions – Radovljica. See Traditional Slovenian family house Lectar. Recommended Four Star Hotels in Bled: The Lovec Hotel &
The Triglav Hotel. Timeless Memories are realised in beautiful Bled Slovenia. We close our eyes and remember so many beautiful moments and images from a visit to this unforgettable unique & special place. It’s a fantastic country in which to visit…………
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