Bled

With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. The beauty of the mountains reflected on the lake, the sun, the serenity and the fresh air arouse pleasant feelings in visitors throughout the year, guaranteeing an ideal base for a relaxing break or an active holiday. Bled attracts businessmen, artists, athletes, explorers, sport enthusiasts, the old and the young from all over the world, enchanting them to return again and again.

Basic information
Altitude 501 m, Castle Hill 604 m, Mt. Straža 646 m.
Number of inhabitants 5476.
Tourist capacity 4000 beds.
Lake: altitude 475 m, length 2120 m, width 1380 m, area 144 ha, maximum depth 30.6 m,
maximum annual water temperature is 26°C.

Curative Waters
The thermal springs that are fed into the swimming pools at the Grand Hotel Toplice (23°C) and the Park and Golf Hotels (28°C – the water is additionally heated) enable pleasant swimming and successful treatment of stress related illnesses, exhaustion, neuro-vegetative disorders and age-related fatigue.

Climate
Bled’s is a mild, healthy sub-Alpine climate with the longest swimming season of any Alpine resort. The ridges of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke protect it from the chilly northern winds. During the summer months, there is no fog. The average monthly temperature in July is 18.7°C and in January -1.2°C.
Culinary specialities
Bled is famous for its cream cakes, which you can taste almost anywhere in town, but Bled’s residents especially recommend their Grill Restaurant and Lovec Pub, where genuine Bled cream cakes – those made according to the original recipe from 1953 – are served.
Distances:
to the nearest pletna boat landing: 100m
to the horse-drawn carriage stand: 400m
to the castle: on foot: 700m / by car: 1.5km
Useful information:
There are three pletna boat landings on the lakeshore. The boatmen usually wait for their boat to fill prior to setting off to the island.

More information:
www.bled.si, www.blejski-grad.si, www.blejskiotok.si, www.fijaker-bled.si