Slovenia: Lake Bled

Whilst we were in [Croatia] we took a short trip over the border into Slovenia to go and visit the glacial Lake Bled. So this is part 4 of our visits while in Croatia. The lake is surrounded by mountains and forests and is very picturesque. The lake surrounds Bled Island which is the the only natural island in Slovenia – its actually a short journey across water to the island.. well short when someone else is doing the work.
Lake Bled
As you can see in the above image there is a Church on the island. This is the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary which has a 52-metre tower with a nice clock face:
Bell Tower clock on Island at Lake Bled
Whilst at Lake Bled we also went and visited iconic Bled Castle and St Martin church, which are around the lake:
St Martin & Castle @ Lake Bled
St Martin has some lovely stained glass windows:
Stained glass @ St Martin in Lake Bled
The Castle, which dates back to the 10th century is on the top of a cliff and offers a stunning view over the lake:
We really quite enjoyed our visit to Slovenia, be it brief, but we would love to go back and explore more of the country.
For more pictures of our trip see [the flickr set]


One response to “Slovenia: Lake Bled”

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