Your ultimate guide to holidays in Bled, Slovenia

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Holidays in Bled Slovenia

Bled is located on the lake of the same name in Slovenia. With its turquoise blue water, it is one of the most beautiful lakes in Slovenia. In the middle of the lake is the island of Blejski Otok. A medieval castle sits enthroned on a hill above the town. It offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Bled is therefore the perfect place for a vacation. It is ideal if you love nature, history and relaxation. Here you can hike, bike or just enjoy the view. You can also discover the local culture and cuisine. Bled has something for everyone. Whether you are traveling alone, with friends or with family. Bled will amaze you with its beauty and diversity. Use our travel tips for your vacation in Bled Slovenia.

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The best time to go to Bled

You can have a holiday in Bled Slovenia at any time of the year. Every season has its own charm. In spring, nature comes to life. The temperatures are mild and pleasant. It is the perfect time for hiking and cycling. You can enjoy the blooming meadows and forests. It's also less crowded than in high season.

Summer in Bled is lively and full of energy. The days are long and sunny. The lake is ideal for swimming and boating. There are many festivals and events. Note, however, that it can also be busier in high season.

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Bled. The landscape is bathed in warm autumn colors. It's less crowded and temperatures are still comfortable. It's the perfect time to enjoy nature and relax.

Winter in Bled is like a fairy tale. The landscape is covered with snow. You can go skiing, ice skating or just enjoy the wintry atmosphere. There are also many cozy cafes and restaurants where you can warm up.

No matter what time of year you visit Bled, there will always be something to explore and enjoy. Choose the season that best suits your preferences. A holiday in Bled Slovenia will not disappoint.


Holidays in Bled Slovenia
Holidays in Bled Slovenia


Arrival to Bled

Bled is easily accessible, whether you arrive by plane, train or car. If you are flying the nearest airport is Ljubljana. From there you can take a bus or a taxi to Bled, for example. The journey takes about 40 minutes. There are also direct flights to other European cities.

Traveling by train is another good option. The trains are comfortable and offer beautiful views of the Slovenian countryside.



If you arrive by car, the roads are well developed and well signposted. Bled is located on the A2 motorway connecting Ljubljana with Austria. There are also plenty of parking spaces in Bled. Note, however, that in high season the parking spaces can fill up quickly.

No matter how you arrive, make sure you have all the necessary travel documents with you. Also, find out about the traffic rules in Slovenia if you drive by car.

Getting to your holiday in Bled Slovenia is easy and uncomplicated. It is easily accessible and offers a variety of transport options.

Accommodation tips for your vacation in Bled Slovenia

Choosing the right accommodation in Bled depends on your preferences and budget. Bled definitely offers a variety of accommodation options. From luxurious hotels to cozy campsites, there is something for everyone.

If you are looking for luxury and comfort, hotels in Bled are a good choice. Many offer stunning views of the lake and castle. They also offer amenities like pools, spas, and restaurants. Book in advance, especially in high season.

You can also choose a guest house for an authentic experience. They are often family run and offer a more personal atmosphere. There you can also taste the local cuisine and get tips from the locals.


Find available accommodation for your travel date using this list

Enter your travel date, the number of people and the type of accommodation you require. You will then receive a list with daily prices for accommodations that are currently available. You can then book the accommodation of your choice online.



If you are a nature lover, Bled campsites are a good option. They are often near the lake and offer a relaxed atmosphere. You can bring your own tent or rent a mobile home. Glamping is also possible.

No matter what type of accommodation you choose, make sure it's well located. Bled isn't big, but it's always good to be close to the main attractions. Be sure to check reviews and prices before you book.

Bled offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Choose the one that best suits your needs and enjoy your vacation in Bled Slovenia.


Cakes in Slovenia
Cakes in Slovenia


Eating and drinking in Bled

Slovenian cuisine is diverse and delicious, and Bled is no exception. A must for every visitor is definitely the famous Bled cream cake. It's a delicious custard sandwiched between two crunchy layers of batter. You will love it.

Another local specialty is the “potica”. This is a rolled dough roll filled with various fillings. The most popular are nuts, poppy seeds, raisins and cottage cheese. Try them for example at breakfast or as a snack.

For lunch or dinner, try the Slovenian stews. They are hearty, nutritious and full of flavor. This should definitely include a glass of Slovenian wine. Slovenia is known for its wines.

Meal times in Slovenia are similar to other European countries. Breakfast is usually between 7am and 10am. Lunch is the main meal of the day and is usually eaten between 12pm and 2am. Dinner is lighter and served between 7am and 9am.

Bled offers a variety of restaurants and cafes. Among them you will find upscale restaurants as well as cozy street cafes. You're sure to find something that suits your taste. So enjoy the Slovenian cuisine and discover the culinary specialties of Bled.

Transport on your holiday in Bled Slovenia

Bled is a small place but there are many ways to get around. One of the best ways to explore Bled is on foot. Most attractions are within easy reach. You can walk around the lake and enjoy the view.

If you want to go faster, you can rent a bike, for example. There are several bike rental points in Bled. They offer different types of bikes including mountain bikes and e-bikes. There are also many cycling routes in and around Bled.

Another option is public transport. There are regular bus connections between Bled and the surrounding towns. The buses are clean and reliable. They are also a good option if you want to explore the surrounding areas.

If you have rented a car, please note that parking in Bled can be difficult in high season. There are several parking lots, but they can fill up quickly.

No matter how you decide to get around, Bled is easy to explore. It's small enough to explore on foot or by bike, but big enough that there's always something new to discover. Enjoy your time in Bled and discover everything it has to offer.


Activities in a vacation in Bled Slovenia
Activities in a vacation in Bled Slovenia


Activities and sights in Bled

Bled is full of activities and sights. There is so much to see and do. One of the main attractions is of course Lake Bled. You can walk around the lake or take a boat trip to the island in the middle of the lake. The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon when it's less crowded.

Bled Castle is also a highlight. It offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding countryside. The best time to visit is in the late afternoon when the sun is setting.

If you like hiking, there are many hiking trails in and around Bled. They offer a great way to explore the area's natural beauty. The best time for hiking is in spring and autumn when the weather is mild.

There are also plenty of outdoor activities for the adventurous. These include rafting, rock climbing and mountain biking. The best time for these activities is in summer when the weather is warm and dry.

When planning your activities and visits, it is important to take into account the opening hours of the attractions. It's also a good idea to book in advance, especially in high season.

Safety tips for Bled

Bled is generally a safe place for travellers. But like everywhere, you should keep a few safety tips in mind. Keep your valuables safe. Don't leave them unattended. Be extra careful in crowded areas.

It is also important to respect local laws and customs. Be respectful of the locals and the area. When you are in nature, stay on the marked trails and don't leave litter.

In emergencies, dial 112. It is for police, fire and medical emergencies. It's a good idea to save this number in your phone.

In terms of health, Bled is a clean and healthy place. The tap water is safe to drink. If you do outdoor activities, wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Also protect yourself from the sun and drink a lot.

If you take medication, bring enough with you for the duration of your stay. While there are pharmacies in Bled, they may not have exactly what you need.

Bled is a safe and welcoming place. With a little caution and common sense you will have a pleasant and carefree stay. Enjoy your vacation in Bled Slovenia.

And finally ...

Bled offers a mix of natural beauty, rich history and friendly people. With the right tips and preparations, you can enjoy your vacation in Bled Slovenia to the fullest.

Go at the best time to travel to make the most of the weather and activities. Plan your arrival well to avoid stress. Choose accommodation that suits your needs and budget. Try the local specialties and enjoy the Slovenian cuisine. Use the transport options to explore Bled and its surroundings. Plan your activities and sights to make the most of your stay. And don't forget to follow the safety tips to have a worry-free vacation.

Bled has so much to offer. Enjoy your vacation in Bled Slovenia!


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Text Bled Old Town: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Your ultimate guide to holidays in Bled, Slovenia

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn