The Bled Castle on the Castle Hill, right above Lake Bled, is Bled's most recognisable and visited attraction. It is an amazing viewpoint with a medieval castle converted into a museum.
Distance 1.8 km
Highest point570 m
Lowest point481 m
The Bled Castle sits atop the Castle Hill (600 m), which overlooks Lake Bled. The Bled Castle is the most visited attraction of Bled. It was erected 1000 years ago and has been upgraded several times in its history. The castle was converted into a museum with many attractions, halls and a prestigious restaurant. An entry fee needs to be paid in order to enter the castle complex. Various events are organised there, and as an attraction with amazing views it is visited by almost every Bled tourist. A road and several walking paths, among which stands out the maintained and illuminated Rikli's Trail to Bled Castle, lead to the area under the castle.
We recommend the use of the ARikli app with which you will learn more at individual points and even do some exercises.
Prešeren Monument near the lake by the road under the Church of St. Martin (480 m). (487 m)
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Bled Castle (600 m) and Spa Park in the immediate vicinity of the beginning of the Lakeside promenade (480 m).
PREŠEREN MONUMENT–BLED CASTLE–CHURCH OF ST. MARTIN–SPA PARK
From the Prešeren Monument under the Church of St. Martin we follow the Rowers’ promenade – road that leads toward Zaka. Rikli's Trail branches off uphill under the castle above the Public Lido, by the information boards. We ascend zig-zagging (in serpentines) all the way to the Castle Park. On the plateau/parking area under the castle we cross the drawbridge on a steep paved castle path until we reach the castle’s entrance (entry fee). When leaving the castle we head back to the plateau/parking area and from there we continue downhill on the right on Rikli’s Trail, then turn left downhill at the junction until we arrive to the square in front of the Church of St. Martin. From here, we continue on the street (Rikli’s Trail) in the settlement of Grad, and we descend on the right at the first intersection passing by several catering establishments to the bus station. After that we turn right downhill toward the lake and we conclude our hike at the Spa Park by Rikli's weather house.