Fairytale Land: Beautiful Bled Island & Castle (20 PICS)

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In Slovenia, there is a place that seems like something out of a fairytale. That place is beautiful Bled Island which is in the middle of an emerald green mountain lake, Bled Lake, with spectacular Castle Bled perched high on a cliff and overlooking this fairytale kingdom. We love these pics! [20 Pictures]

Bled lake and Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church

Bled Lake and Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church. You can see the fantastic snow-covered Julian Alps behind Bled Island’s church. Photo #1 by Mirci

Slovenia bled lake

Slovenia’s beautiful, glacial Bled Lake is a popular tourist destination. Bled, in northwestern Slovenia, was once part of Yugoslavia. Bled has romantic scenery and offers close access to Triglav National Park which is a spectacular natural playground for outdoor adventures. Photo #2 by Sudika


Overview of Lake Bled, island, castle and town in Slovenia

Overview of Lake Bled, island, castle and town in Slovenia. You can see the little white church on an island in the center of an emerald green mountain lake. Bled Castle is perched high above amidst the Julian Alps. Photo #3 by Adiel lo

Coming up to Lake Bled, toward Bled Castle and Bled Island, it looks like a magical place out of a fairytale. Photo #4 by Ronnie Pander

bled island, slovenia

Bled Lake is a gorgeous glacier lake that was formed at the end of the Ice Age. In the late 1800s, Bled Island and village was a health resort visited by aristocrats from around the world. Photo #5 by Sl-Ziga

Lake Bled, Slovenia

The Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church, located on Bled Island, was built in the 15th century. However, excavations on the island revealed the remains of a pre-Romanesque Chapel and a large Slavic cemetery dating to 9 AD. Photo #6 by Human write

Church on small island in Lake Bled, with Castle on hillside

Before the church was built, Bled Island was once home to temple consecrated to Živa, the Slavic goddess of love and fertility. The current baroque church was built in 1698. Photo #7 by Jeremy Vandel

Lake Bled with castle

The medieval Bled Castle sits 427 feet up above Lake Bled. Photo #8 by Pinky sl

Castle Bled

The white and red Castle Bled is enclosed by a Romanesque wall with towers, parapets and ramparts. Photo #9 by Andrejj

Slovenia - Bled Castle, view from below

Slovenia – Bled Castle, view from below. Photo #10 by MrPanyGoff

Bled Castle

Bled Castle, up close. It is one of the most popular and frequently visited tourist attractions in Slovenia. Photo #11 by Bastian Gross

Bled - island and castle

Beautiful Bled Island, Castle and Lake surely look like an enchanted setting from a happily-ever-after fairytale. Photo #12 by Juliano Mattos

scenic route to church on Bled Island

Scenic route to church on Bled Island. Photo #13 by Phillip Ingham

How-to reach Bled Island

How-to reach Bled Island. The way to get to the church is by paying a guy to row you there in one of these traditional wooden row barges are called Pletna. Photo #14 by Bas Lammers

Island Bled - Church of Assumption

Island Bled – Church of Assumption is a popular spot for romantics to get married. Photo #15 by Thomas Keil

Ninety-nine stairs to the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary - Bled Island, Lake Bled, Slovenia

Once you travel by boat to Bled Island, there are 99 stairs to the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. There is a tradition of local grooms carrying their brides up these 99 steps while the bride must remain perfectly silent in order to bring them happiness in the future. Photo #16 by Paul Fenton

Bled Island - ring bell for good luck inside church

On the Island, visitors ring the bell in the church to bring them good luck. Photo #17 by Strider gts / Wikitravel

Bled lake, castle and parish church

Bled lake, castle and parish church look like a dream come true or a fairytale land. Wouldn’t you too love to visit here? Photo #18 by Sudika

skate on Bled Lake to Church

Looking down at Bled Lake from Castle Bled. In the winter time, the lake freezes over. People skate to church. Photo #19 by LaMasse

God's light looking for a church

God’s light looking for a church. Photo #20 by Bas Lammers


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