Lake Bled Travel Guide

Sitting calmly in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled has been a go-to destination for tourists when visiting Slovenia. A calm and relaxing little city, Bled offers something for everybody, from just relaxing next to the sun to outdoor extremists that are waiting for new adventures. Learn everything about Bled in this Bled Travel Guide.

Bled lake travel guide

With its lake, picture-perfect church on an island alongside the medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort.

Small bridge in nature at Bled

What to expect at Lake Bled

Language at Lake Bled

Slovenian is the main language of Slovenia, alongside Slovenian you will hear a lot of people speaking Croatian, English, German and Italian.

Currency used at Lake Bled

Euro is the main currency in Slovenia, but if you have visited any of the neighborhood countries you can easily convert those currencies to Euros if needed.

Credit cards and ATMs

Lake Bled is a very small city and there are only a couple of ATM-s there, so be careful when withdrawing money because they often get empty pretty quickly, therefore I would recommend to stock up on cash before going there.

Climate at Lake Bled

It can get a bit cold at night in Bled since it is situated on a lake, so be sure to carry some clothes that can keep you warm if you wish to go for a stroll around the lake in the evening.

Ice cream desert in Bled
Aerial view of Bled Lake

Getting around Lake Bled

Traveling around Bled is very easy. You can easily go all over Bled by foot, or even better if you like biking I would highly recommend it.

There is a lot of places around Bled, but if you wish to visit them, the car is the best solution.

White house next to the Bled Lake

Vila Alpina

Located right next to Lake Bled Vila Alpina is an old-fashioned wood and stone house with state-of-the-art appliances. It also offers pet-friendly accommodations if you wish to visit this amazing outdoor location with your best friend.  Check out the amazing Vila Alpina.

Location: Cesta Gorenjskega odreda 15a, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Accommodation: Villa
Price range: €96 +

Rikli Balance Hotel

Rikli Balance Hotel is a state-of-the-art hotel that has been restored just recently. It features a view of Lake Bled from the rooms alongside a modern spa center with indoor and outdoor pools. Because of all that, it is considered one of the more luxurious accommodations in Bled, but if you wish to spend a little more, it is highly recommended. Check out Rikli Balance Hotel.

Location: Cankarjeva cesta 4, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €173 +

House with a view to Bled Island
House that is in the middle of forest in Bled

Penzion Vila Prešeren

Located right on the Lake (just 30 meters from the Lake) you can easily have the best view of them all here. Penzion Vila Prešeren offers a room with a balcony in which you can have a cup of coffee in the morning and just relax with the sounds of the water going through. Check out Penzion Vila Prešeren.

Location: Veslaška promenada 14, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €133 +

Bled Rose Hotel

Similar to Rikli Balance Hotel, Bled Rose Hotel offers a special luxury at Lake Bled, even if it is not close to Rikli Balance Hotel, Bled Rose is located on a small hill that offers a great view of the lake and its surroundings. Check out Bled Rose Hotel.

Location: Cesta svobode 8, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Accommodation: Hotel
Price range: €133 +

Bled rose hotel at Bled Lake
Bled Rose Hotel, photo from:

Effie Perine Apartments

Effie Perine Apartments offers budget accommodations equipped with a kitchen if you do not find any restaurant up to your alley in this small town. Located near the lake it is in a perfect location to explore a little bit more than just the lake. Check out Effie Perine Apartments.

Location: Prešernova cesta 45, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Accommodation: Apartment
Price range: €87 +

Donuts sprinkled with sugar

This restaurant traditionally serves traditional Slovenia food. Located just opposite to the bus station, it is easily located, decorations are made in a traditional manner similar to the cuisine that it offers. The main dish that is a winner is Carniolan sausage which is a must-try.

Location: Grajska cesta 8, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Price range: €€

Traditional slovenian kremsnita

Pizzeria Rustika or what most people call it “The best pizza in Bled”, it is located just behind the church. Even if it is a pizza place, it offers traditional flavor to its pizzas, and that can be seen by some names of their pizzas such as 3glav pizza, Kraška and many more.

Location: Riklijeva cesta 13, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Price range: €

The most traditional dessert in Slovenia and Bled is the kremsnita. It is a vanilla custard cake topped with whipped cream and a crunchy crispy crust. At Slascicarna Zima you can find the best kremsnitas in all of Lake Bled. Disclaimer: The best kremsintas are located in Samobor (a small city outside of Zagreb also known as Samoborska Kremsnita).

Location: Grajska cesta 3, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Price range: €

Lake Bled Island in the middle of the Lake

Take a stroll around the lake

When I first came to Lake Bled this was the first thing that I did after I settled in the hotel. Visually this was one of the most impressive things that I have seen in a long time. The church that is on a small island in the middle of the lake is stunning along with the castle that is on a high cliff looking on the whole Lake Bled. Everything there is just relaxing and perfect for anybody willing to have some me-time.

Girl posing in front of fountain at Bled Lake

Row a boat to the Bled Island

The church that sits on Island? Yes, it is called the Bled Island, and you can easily visit it by renting a small boat that you can row, also if do not want to row and you have come to Bled just to relax you can easily jump on a boat that can bring you there without any rowing. Once on Bled Island you can walk the 90 stairs and visit the church of the Assumption, there you can ring the bell and people say that it brings you good luck.

Climb up to Bled Castle

If you wish to experience the real Lake Bled I advise that you climb up to Bled Castle. Located on a rocky cliff around 135 meters above the Lake, Bled Castle offers the best and most beautiful view of the whole lake and the city.

View of Bled church in Spring
Boats in the middle of the Bled Lake

Rafting at Lake Bled

Rafting is hugely popular at Lake Bled, and especially if you are in an outdoor country like Slovenia, it has even more impact. I have been rafting in Croatia and Slovenia, and I can say that I have had more fun rafting at Bled Lake than anywhere. If you also would like to check that out click here.

Rent a bicycle

If you are more of an outdoorsy type, I advise you to rent a bicycle and just cycle around the Bled and explore a little bit of an outer part of the Lake bled.

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