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Bled Castle (Blejski grad)

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Bled Castle is situated on top of Castle Hill directly above Lake Bled and is the most well-known and visited tourist attraction in Bled. The restored mediaeval castle delivers magnificent views of Bled and its surroundings
easy
2 km
0:42 h
94 m
89 m
 Bled Castle was built on top of Castle Hill (600 m) overlooking Lake Bled. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Bled. The castle was built more than 1000 years ago and has been rebuilt several times throughout its history. The castle houses a museum with many attractions, halls and a first-class restaurant. Various events take place in the Castle’s courtyard and nearly every single tourist visiting Bled decides to enter the castle as it truly is a Bled landmark with its breathtaking views. A public road leads up to the entrance to the castle and there are also several walkways, including the carefully arranged Rikli’s Path to Bled Castle, which is illuminated at night.

 

Author’s recommendation

  •  Your camera is a must if you plan to visit Bled Castle!
  • There is an entrance fee to go into Bled Castle.

 

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Author
Anja Smit 
Updated: May 12, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
569 m
Lowest point
480 m
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Safety information

  •  The footpath leading up to the castle is well maintained and safe, but one should be careful when treading on the cobbled path from the parking area leading to the entrance to the castle, as it tends to be slippery when wet.
  • Leaning over the wall at the castle’s courtyard is strictly forbidden!

 

Equipment

  •  Light hiking shoes or sneakers are recommended.
  •  The use of sun protection is recommended on sunny days.
  • In the warmer part of the year the use of tick repellent is recommended.

Tips, hints and links

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled

E-maili: info@visitbled.si , info.trb@tnp.gov.si  

Tel: +386 (0)4 5780 205

Web address:  http://www.bled.si http://www.tnp.si  

 

TIC - Turistično Društvo Bled

Cesta svobode 10, SI – 4260 Bled

E-mail: info@td-bled.si  

Tel: +386 4 5741 122

Web address:  http://www.td-bled.si/  

 

Bled Castle - Bled Culture Institute

Cesta svobode 11, SI – 4260 Bled

Tel.: +386 (0)4 5729 782

E-mail: blejski.grad@zkbled.si  

Web address:  http://www.blejski-grad.si/  

Start

Lakeside Promenade on the eastern shore of Lake Bled (480 m) (485 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.368882, 14.108385
UTM
33T 431420 5135420

Destination

Lakeside Promenade on the eastern shore of Lake Bled (480 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

 

LAKESIDE PROMENADE - ST MARTIN’S CHURCH – BLED CASTLE – LAKESIDE PROMENADE

Start at the Lakeside Promenade and follow the road leading to the church, where next to the Prešeren Monument you take the wide paved footpath leading to the square in front of St Martin’s Church. At this point you turn left across the carpark and on to Rikli’s Path leading to the castle. After a couple of minutes, you will see the crossroad and move upwards to the carpark beneath the castle. There you will cross the drawbridge and take the steep paved path to the castle’s entrance (entrance fee!) From the castle you return to the carpark and there take the right turn downwards onto ikli’s Path; at the crossroads you take the right turn again, downwards all the way to the paved walkway above the Public Lido. Turn left and after a couple of metres take the right turn downwards to the boat house and along the lake back to the Lakeside Promenade.

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

 

You can take the bus, or travel by train to the nearby railway stations of Bled Jezero or Lesce-Bled. For more info visit our website: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here

 

The walk starts and ends at the Bled Lakeside Promenade, which is 200 m from Bled’s main bus station.

Getting there

 You can get to the starting point in Bled by car from Lesce (Ljubljana-Karavanke motorway exit) or from other regional roads from Bohinj or Jesenice.

 

Parking

 There are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here .

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

Bled - Hiking Trails map

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Difficulty
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Distance
2 km
Duration
0:42h
Ascent
94 m
Descent
89 m
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