Lake Bled is stunning! It is in the quiet town of Bled in the northwest of Slovenia. Bled is best known for its lake, castle and church.
We stopped in Bled for just a few hours on our way home from Ljubljana. Lake Bled, or Blejsko Jezero as it is called in Slovene, is located in an idyllic spot set against rolling mountains and forest. We visited during winter, so the lake was frozen and snow-dusted trees covered the mountains.
Bled Island sits in the middle of Lake Bled. The island has a few buildings, with the most significant being the Church of the Assumption of Mary. We were hoping to walk to the church, but the day before we arrived the weather warmed up and the lake melted a bit. Sadly we weren’t able to make the trek, but we did venture on the lake. It was exhilarating; I was nervous I was going to fall in. But thankfully I made it out dry!
We ended our time in Bled by trying some desserts that the area is known for. We had apple strudel, raspberry strudel and Bled cream cake. They were all delicious! Bled cream cake is called Kremna Rezina in Slovene. It is inspired by cakes from nearby countries, but has become a source of pride and recognition for Bled. The cake has a puff pastry base layered with vanilla and cream, topped with a smaller portion of puff pastry and dusted with powdered sugar. It was tasty.
I really enjoyed our short visit to Lake Bled. It is a beautiful bit of nature. And it is quite close to Ljubljana, so it would make a great day or weekend trip if you are visiting Slovenia’s capital city.