The lake was formed after the recession of the Bohinj glacier. It is up to 2120 m long and up to 1380 m wide, its maximum depth being 30.6 m and tectonic in origin. After the last Ice Age, the Bohinj glacier deepened the natural tectonic hollow and gave into its present form.
Views across the lake pretty much all along the lake shore promenade. If you only do one thing in Bled, take a stroll around the lake.
Must-take picture Take a picture of gracious swans, traditional Pletna boats, surrounding hills and their reflection on the surface of the lake, the picturesque island with the church and the romantic sunset.
Enjoy a stroll around the lake, climb up to Bled castle and later refresh yourself with the swim in the lake. Or rent a boat and paddle to the island.
“The Radovna river cuts the Vintgar gorge deep between the hills of Hom and Boršt. The gorge is flanked by steep slopes overgrown with beech forests. It was discovered in 1891 by Mr. Jakob Žumer, mayor of Gorje, and Mr. Benedikt Lergetporer, a cartographer and photographer from Bled. Both were amazed by the beauty and the mysterious character of this natural attraction. Local people, however, have always viewed the gorge with awe and respect.”
“According to written sources, the oldest castle in Slovenia, first mentioned in a 1011 donation deed as castellum Veldes. Great view”
“Tasty pizzas, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers and ‘cevapcici’ are served in a pleasant ambience, in summer on the open terrace and in winter in the warm interior”
“Funn toboganning & Tubing Fitness trail Chair Lift Nature hike & nice castle view sight Skiing resort”