Nestled into the foothills of the Julian Alps in northwest Slovenia, glacial Lake Bled is a place of spectacular natural beauty. This place really put Slovenia on the map for us and became on of our favorite destinations. a spa resort for the European gentry that quickly gained popularity. To review the Tripadvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html. Its water is used in indoor pools in two hotels. // -->, a.socNet { color:#00AFAF;font-family:Georgia; font-size:12pt;text-decoration:underline;;white-space: nowrap; }, © Lake Bled: Tourism Guide and Info - All rights reserved There you can look down on the island and watch the boats - so small in the distance that they Rome2rio makes travelling from Colorado Springs to Lake Bled easy. has anyone used a pool with a day pass or stayed at a good hotel wiht a nice indoor spa? A translucent lake, with a wooded island rising from the centre and a baroque church at the top; a Bled is an image of paradise. cliff-top castle built on a 300ft rock; thermal springs; and the dramatic Julian Alps as a backdrop. There are also buses byond Lake Bled to Lake Bohinj, but I don't think they run as often. Grand Hotel Toplice, Hotel Park, and Rikli Balance Hotel are these three hotels where you can see it. This leads me nicely on to the second must-do activity in Lake Bled – taking a dip in the thermal pools. It also gives you an opportunity to check the local gostilnas or restaurants that are scattered around Read more Located in picturesque scenery, Lake Bled is surrounded by forests and mountains and is a popular tourist destination for nature lovers and also for those seeking some peace and quiet. It is convenient to get here, since only 32 km from Bled there is an airport in Ljubljana. If you visit in recent times, you get to see the thermal springs in many hotel pools. A faster but touristier alternative is to ride around it in the traditional horse and carriage Not being tributary-fed it obtains its clean water from a number of natural springs. under threat should follow: the number of inhabitants (5,500) can never be overtaken by the number of tourist beds. climb and there's a quaint cafe and terrace with amazing views of the lake - a reward for all that exercise! While excavations have discovered there have been settlements on the island and around the lake With the lake, stunning mountains and tons of outdoor activities, Lake Bled definitely belongs on your bucket list! natural basin that was formed by the glacier. The lake water is used for treating various illnesses through a procedure known as hydropathy. look like toys - heading back and forth to the mainland. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. It’s also super clear and the colour is amazing (sadly, you can’t really see it in the pictures). According to local legend, a husband will be guaranteed a happy marriage if he can carry his new In the past, Bled used to be a very famous health resort due to the thermal springs coming from the mountains and because of the many bathing areas on the lake. Currently the most appropriate one I have found is Rogaska, but its a long drive, and thus might not be as relaxing. Analyses of the thermal water at the Grand Hotel Toplice show the temperature of the spring to be constant at 23°C. Lake Bled has a number of features that distinguishes it from other lakes. known as a fijaker, as Agatha Christie did when she was a regular visitor. setting for a restful getaway. In Slovenia, there is no other alpine lake with an island apart from Lake Bled. The thermal springs in its north-eastern part supply three swimming pools, today in Grand Hotel Toplice, Hotel Park and Hotel Golf, respectively. Visit the Sauna. lake bed for use as bricks, he foresaw the possibility of taking advantage of its unique thermal springs to develop In summer, the temperature of the lake reaches 25°C while in winter it can drop to 4°C.