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Bled Island

Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Bled
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Islands, Bodies of Water, Religious Sites
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The trip over to the island was calm and gentle. The church was stunning although some internal restoration work had just started. The clock tower was restored in 2013 and was stunning.

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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Take the Pletna boat over to the island - you have to wait until the little boat is full before being rowed over. Go into the church & pull the wishing bell!

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Rochester, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We took a planeta to the island for the 30 minutes allowed to walk around, visit the church and just enjoy. Not enough time especially based on the 12 Euro cost to get onto the island. I suggest a walk or bike ride around the lake instead.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Probably the best vantage point to get an overall view of the lake and surrounds. You must pay euro 9 to enter the castle which is fairly ordinary. Quite a climb up all the stairs.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Bled lake, surrounded by Alps is just awesome. you can sit on a chair in the park and enjoy the beauty or you can take boat ride to the island. May be there you can fulfill your wishes by ringing the Wish bell in the church. the local transportation is very good and you should taste the Slovenian cakes,... More

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Ljunghusen
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very dramatic place, with the scenery of the lake and the mountains. It's beautiful and well worth a visit. It's a bit touristic so you will find a lot of restaurants and hotels around the lake. I have been there a couple of times and had very good dinners here.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Slovenia (not Slovakia nor Slavonia) is an independent country, part of European Union. Before 1991 it was part of Jugoslavia. I am travelling with Smartours and visiting Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro. Starting in Zagreb (Croatia's capital) , we visited Lublijana (delightful) and reached Bled two days ago. The place including an island is spectacular in beautiful sunshine as well as... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a very lovely place in Bled lake. We liked boat trip and we liked the island and the church. Everything was nice.

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lake Bled and its island crowned by a church shrouded in myth and history is perhaps the most iconic place of Slovenia, and for a reason. It really is a beautiful and tranquil place. However, to pay 6 Euro to enter the church and toll a bell; "a wishing bell" is a bit tasteless I think. If you are to... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Only accessible by boat. Lake Bled does not permit motor boats but the water taxis run regularly often struggling against the wind. We took a rowing boat from Hotel Toplice.

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