Bled with its surroundings and natural beauty is one of the most beautiful alpine resorts, characterized by a mild, healing climate and thermal lake water.
The beauty of the mountains is reflected in the lake, whereas the sun, serenity, and fresh air evoke extremely pleasant feelings of visitors in any season and provide ideal conditions for a relaxing holiday or active vacation. Bled attracts businessmen, artists, athletes, researchers, recreationists, the old and young generation from all over the world, enchants them with its beauty and convinces them to always come back.
Natural beauties, historical sights and a favourable geographical location south of the Alps have dedicated Bled to tourism. The image of Bled with its castle, lake, and island in the middle of the lake are the sights by which Bled is known almost all over the world. Bled Castle is like a silent witness to its former power, standing firmly and confidently on the rock above the lake. Lake Bled enjoys a reputation for its extraordinary beauty. The background of this paradise is formed by the forested slopes of Jelovica, Pokljuka, the Karawanks, and the peaks of the Julian Alps with Slovenia’s highest peak and its symbol, Mt. Triglav. There is a romantic island in the middle of the lake with a glorious church dedicated to the assumption of Mary. The island and the church have a rich history. The church holds the famous Bell of Wishes from 1543. In addition to all of these natural and historical sights, there are a number of other attractions in Bled and its surroundings that are worth visiting.
Bled became an independent municipality again in 1995. With 72.3 square km and 8,217 inhabitants, it is one of the medium-sized Slovenian municipalities. The main economic activity of the municipality of Bled is tourism with a wide tourist offer.