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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“This is a lovely medieval castle built on a precipice above the town of Bled, overlooking Lake Bled. The views from the castle over the lake and town to the mountains beyond are really spectacular. You have to pay an entrance fee to get into the grounds of the castle, but it is well worth it. The museum in the castle is really interesting and there is a blacksmiths forge, old printing room and a small chapel. Throughout the year, but especially in the summer months, the castle hosts numerous interesting events.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Lake
“The biggest attraction of the Lake Bled area is Lake Bled itself. With its postcard-worthy church on a small island, a medieval castle perched high atop a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Slovenian Alps as backdrops, it is one of the most enchanting places in Europe. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Island
“Bled Island is a tiny tear-shaped isle in the middle of Lake Bled. Most famous one is the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, a Baroque church containing fresco fragments from the 15th century. The usual way to reach the island is by taking a trip on the Pletna boat, which is a large gondola-like row boat with a canopy that takes visitors from the shores of Lake Bled to Bled Island. There are regular departures throughout the day and it takes about 20 minutes each way. It costs €18 for a roundtrip to Bled Island and this includes waiting time of 30 minutes so you can explore the island and the church. Another option is to rent a rowboat.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Local cuisine, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups 1. Excellent choice for seafood in Bled 2. Highly recommend the fish platter!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Food
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Straza is a 634-metre hill above the beautiful Lake Bled. A chairlift takes visitors to its peak (€4 for adults, €2 for children 6–14 y.o.), from where stunning views of the lake, the castle and the surrounding mountains of the Slovenian Alps unfold. The beautiful forest on top of Straza hill is also the setting of the Bled Adventure Park, which offers visitors the chance to enjoy a range of adrenaline-pumping activities. For an additional rush of adrenaline, the summer sledding track takes guests back to the valley. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“The breakfasts are delightful and simple buffets. On the outdoor deck, there are beautiful views. However, they do have delicious desserts!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Lovely food, but you need to walk there as there are no parking spaces near the restaurant. But it's worth a nice stroll along the lake shore. I will take you cca 20 min”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Pizzeria Rustika is located in the oldest part of Bled, under the Bled rock and in the immediate vicinity of St Martin’s Church. 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. They also offer take-away food.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“Hilltop viewpoint, reached by a steep, challenging hike, offering iconic panoramas of Lake Bled.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“Climb Ojstrica and marvel at the natural beauty offered by the panoramic view.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“A cool place for a beer, watching a football game or having a morning tea or coffee.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Health and wellness
“Lake Bled offers stunning nature, ideal for romantic walks, sports and nightlife. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and pastry shops. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Local cuisine, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups 1. Excellent choice for seafood in Bled 2. Highly recommend the fish platter!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Lovely food, but you need to walk there as there are no parking spaces near the restaurant. But it's worth a nice stroll along the lake shore. I will take you cca 20 min”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizzeria Rustika is located in the oldest part of Bled, under the Bled rock and in the immediate vicinity of St Martin’s Church. 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. They also offer take-away food.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“One of the oldest pubs in Bled, which has been operating for over 100 years. The pub is located in the old centre of Bled near the bus station. This area was once known as '' Grad'' or, in English, ''Castle'' and the street that the pub is located on still retains this title. Gostilna Pri Planincu offers an international variety of beers plus two separate restaurants, . The pub welcomes all guests who enjoy traditional Slovenian cuisine, delicious variety of steaks, mouth watering pizzas, other central and mediteranean European dishes, wine from the cellar and beer on tap. No nice view though, so don't choose it for your romantic dinner out. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With over a century of tradition (it was officially opened for business in 1909), Murka is one of the longest running traditional Slovenian restaurants in the Bled area. It is a very popular place with locals and their families, not just tourists. It is 5 minutes walk from Bled centre in the direction towards the Bled castle. The restaurant has a rustic feel about it and is split into a few rooms. The covered outdoor seating of the terrace is a great place to dine in summer. The food is a mix of super-authentic Slovenian traditional dishes and a barbecue grill. Very tasty dishes and hearty portions. Offers good-value lunch specials for around €6. Staff is very friendly and welcoming and speak a number of languages. Can offer good recommendations too. Very good value for money and the authentic feel of this place really adds to the eating. Extra offerings at Murka include schnapps (try the blueberry schnapps, it’s lovely) and wine tastings, and medieval meals.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Grajska Plaza is a lovely little restaurant perched on the north bank of Lake Bled in the heart of the Castle bathing complex under the Bled castle. It is one of our favorite places to eat in the Bled area. With a pretty wooden deck that overlooks the lake as well as free Wi-Fi, it’s the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the view. A great menu of delicious dishes is found, covering everything from light lunches to Mediterranean and Slovenian specialties and much in between, with plenty on offer for vegetarians as well. The Grajska Plaza is also an excellent place to head if you want to sit with a beverage and admire the views. Prices are reasonable for Bled and worth the money!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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