Bled is a small town on the very picturesque Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenia. It is situated in beautiful valley between the Julian Alps and the Karavanks, only 50 km (or 31 miles) from the Slovenian capital city Ljubljana. Bled is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Slovenia. The main landmarks are the Bled Castle (known in Slovenian as Blejski grad) and Bled Island (Blejski otok) with the Church of the Assumption of Mary.

The old castle on a hill and the lake with an island, surrounded by majestic mountains make for exceptionally beautiful scenery. If you’re a landscape photographer, or simply appreciate picturesque scenery, you won’t regret visiting Bled. I’ve been there twice, and hope to re-visit it once more.

And here it is on the map:

Quick Facts
Destination
Bled
Type
town
Continent
Europe
Country
Slovenia
Region
Upper Carniola
Native Name
Bled
Population
approx. 5000
Area
13,6 km2
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
CET (UTC+1) / summer: CEST (UTC+2)
Main Language(s)
Slovenian
Nearest Airports
Ljubljana (LJU) / Klagenfurt (KLU)

Have a look at some of my photos taken in Bled:

Aerial view of Lake Bled in Slovenia

Elevated View of Lake Bled in Slovenia

When is a good time to visit the stunning Lake Bled in Slovenia? I think any time is good to go to Bled, but autumn is a fantastic season especially for landscape photography. And landscape photography is the genre of photography that will keep you occupied when you visit this beautiful Slovenian destination. […]

Bled Island with the Church of the Assumption of Mary, Slovenia

Bled Island with the Church of the Assumption of Mary, Slovenia

Slovenia is not a big country. As a matter of fact, it is a relatively small country and by area it’s 150th country in the world. It may be small, but it is very picturesque nevertheless. […]

Elevated View of Lake Bled in Slovenia

Elevated View of Lake Bled in Slovenia

Lake Bled is one of Slovenia’s major tourist attractions and it offers many great photo opportunities. However, you have to climb very high sometimes, which can be tough if you have to carry heavy equipment on your back, but the views are absolutely amazing and the photos that you can take are a reward for your efforts and sweat. An extraordinarily beautiful place, isn’t it?

Lake Bled in Slovenia at Sunrise

Lake Bled in Slovenia at Sunrise

Lake Bled is a beautiful lake in the Julian Alps, about 35 km or 22 miles from the Slovenian capital city Ljubljana. It is one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist destinations. The town of Bled is located on the eastern shore of the lake, and this is where I stayed. […]