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“wishes bell” 3 of 5 stars
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Bled Island
Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia
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Ranked #4 of 41 things to do in Bled
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Odessa
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“wishes bell”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I've rented a wooden row boat with swan on the bow and we rowed to the island-mostly to make tick in our travel itinerary.trip take just 15 min.Island in any weather packed with arriving tourists(mostly fm Asia)and non-stop gong fm the wishing bell you can hear around Bled lake.really-nothing speciall-small church with bell(unvisible even fm outside),tower,caffe.To be visit in good weather.

Visited October 2013
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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“SIMPLY STUNNING & SO PEACEFUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were staying in Ljubljana. Hired a car for 24 hours. Drove up to Bled. Early autumn colours, sun shinning - so beautiful. Had great walk around the Lake. Then went up to the Castle. Superb views from 125M above the lake. Also ate in lovely restaurant, looking at the castle illuminated at night. Then drove home. Great day out !!

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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“So so but a must visit if you are in Bled”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We rented a row boat and rowed over to the island. It was fun. The island is really a lot smaller than what appears in pictures so you can walk around it in about 15 minutes or so. There is an old church where people ring the bell and make a wish. Yes, as everywhere, there is an entrance fee to the church of about 3 dollars. The boat cost about $15.00 dollars for the hour we rented it. I say it is a must visit because it is famous and everyone will ask you if you visited the island while in Bled.

Visited September 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“If it Weren't Here Naturally, Disney Would Have Built It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Lake Bled would already have been a superbly beautiful location, with just the Julian Alps as an awe inspiring backdrop, a castle peering down from a cliff above the shore, and rimmed by tree-lined hills and gardens, but to then have an island, so perfectly placed as the crown jewel, is almost too much....almost. Bled Island gives the Lake a focal point, something to keep on gazing out on, whether you're walking the perimeter on foot, or testing your rowing skills to actually be able to step foot on the island itself. It reveals different aspects of itself depending on the time of day, whether glowing in the sunset or reflecting it's chapel tower in the waters below. The island and it's monastery, elevate this from just another pretty mountain lake, to one of the more memorable locations in the world.

Visited July 2013
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Santa Ynez, California
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“An Island in the Lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

While at Lake Bled, take a gondola to the island. You see a different side of the lake from here. The church is pretty and you can see why this island was used as a refuge for those int he castle overlooking the lake.

Visited September 2013
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