This may be the Most Romantic Lake in the World: Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Snowcapped mountains, crispy clean air, soft sunset tones…. sounds bliss, right!? As soon as you start seeing more and more of the world, it soon becomes harder for a new place to truly capture the heart. Before you know it a castle is a castle and any waterfall less impressive than Iguazu falls warrants a sigh and pause for reflection at your previous travels. As much as I hate to admit it, its true: the more you see, the sooner you start to pick out favourites… and I’d love to say that I’m not one for playing favourites, but I am. So alas, I must share with you my favourite lake in the world: Lake Bled in Slovenia, just a short drive or train ride from the capital, Ljubljana.

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Is this the most Romantic Lake in the World?

Sure, its a big call… so for arguments sake, lets post it as a question and consider the photographic evidence…

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One of the most popular activities at lake bled is to hire a row boat by the hour and make your way to the middle of the lake to visit the church on Bled Island.

As pretty as it looks, I can assure you rowing a boat out to the middle can be quite a task if not done correctly (i.e. my version of rowing).

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Before you Go:

Bled has two train stations, however neither of these are in the centre of town. Luckily, its just a short walk away in the direction of the water! Alternatively you can catch a quick cab from the station or local bus.

If coming by international train, Lesce-Bled station lies on the Villach – Jesenice – Ljubljana – Belgrade – Istanbul – Athens railway line. Alternatively, the Bled Jezero line runs through the Villach – Jesenice – Nova Gorica – Koper or Gorizia (Italy) railway line.

Because Bled is such a popular tourist destination (particularly in the warmer months), it is advisable to book your accommodation in advance. All activities can be booked on arrival – there are plenty of row boats to go around!

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    March 31, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    It’s pretty but I think there are others that are even more soothing.

    Raul Raise
    March 26, 2016 at 9:20 am

    All photos are so lovely i hope i will go this place once in my life.

    March 25, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Where did you stay or where would you suggest to stay?

    Dewi Theo
    February 16, 2016 at 11:48 am

    went there last summer and stayed at the most gorgeous campsite called Garden Village Bled, just 3 mins walk to the lake Bled. Would recommend everyone to take a bus to Lake Bohinj (20km-ish from Bled) and go up to the Vogel peak.

    Enamul Hoq
    November 9, 2015 at 3:49 am

    wonderful photo shoot and so amazing natural places here

    Clipping Path Service
    October 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    What a romantic Lake!! I like to visit all the palace

    October 20, 2015 at 12:05 am

    What is most amazing is that the pics to be found on the web aren’t nearly half as nice as the real thing.
    True that there is an ample touristic infrastructure, however it does not too much harm to the magic of the place which will surely enchant you – art nouveau buildings, picturesque castle, idyllic island and a most gorgeous turquoise water colour that is even stunning in the middle of the night.
    Been to Austria many times, IMO it cannot cope at all.

    October 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    You take really gorgeous pictures, Brooke! 🙂

    October 18, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I adore Lake Bled! My fiance and I were there recently and had the best fun having ‘Notebook’ moments on the lake in our row boat. Would definitely agree it’s the most romantic lake we have ever seen!
    Such a beautiful place to explore and you can walk all around the lake where you can easily find space to admire it by yourself, if you need to escape the real touristy area.

    Joyce Genevive De guzman Tejada
    October 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    that is such a beautiful place! Something you’d see only in movies and probably even better. If I lived near there I would visit this place alot

    October 16, 2015 at 5:30 am

    it is beautiful.. And guess what ? I live in Slovenia. I live in Novo mesto. Where are you currently ? Will you also visit Novo mesto ( new city )? I am really glad that someone visits Slovenia and write a blog about it.

    October 16, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Oh I’ve been there in summer and absolutely fell in love. Their creme-cakes are the most delicious things ever!

    Love, Kerstin

    October 16, 2015 at 1:35 am

    I was last week in Slovenia and went to Lake Bled on last Friday, as a local told me the area has been “destroyed” because of the tourism, too many hotels and apartments built around the lake, so there is no natural landscape anymore. Anyway, I can’t deny that I loved this place! However if you really like natural landscapes Lake Bohinj is 20km from Bled and it’s even more gorgeous and stunning.

    Laura Mareno
    October 16, 2015 at 1:26 am

    It’s like an enchanted lake!! Sooo beautiful!! kisses:D

    Posh, Broke, & Bored
    October 15, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I’ve seen photos of Lake Bled on Pinterest but this is the first comprehensive blog post I’ve actually read about it! Everything about this lake is so romantic and beautiful it’s almost unreal. x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

    Jamie @Voluntown Housewife
    October 15, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    There is something romantic about a row boat! Tomorrow is my anniversary and that lake is dreamy! Awesome!

    October 15, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    It looks like a fairytale! <3

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    October 15, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Lake Bled is one of my favourite places in Europe, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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    October 15, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    This is really a nice place to go. I`ve to admit I`ve never heard of it before.
    But as you seem to be quite near at the moment: what about travelling to Austria?
    Especially Upper Austria, and to be precise: “Salzkammergut”.
    Please look it up on the internet and you`ll know what I´m talking about.


    October 15, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    That lake is so pretty! You took some gorgeous photos. Your post makes me want to add Lake Bled onto my list of places to visit now.

    October 15, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I uhhmmed and ahhed about adding Lake Bled/Slovenia to my trip but was finally convinced by a post a month or two ago by another blogger. This only justified my decision.

    Hoping to squeeze it in before heading to Croatia next June

    October 15, 2015 at 8:28 am

    The heart in the tree bark is a great find. This lake is so beautiful. I love every photo you’ve taken at this location.

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    October 15, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Just stunning! Love a lake with beautiful background like mountains!

    Veronica Yabloko
    October 15, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Ugh I am drooling!! SO so beautiful!!!


    October 15, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Hearing that from you is really a bliss, I’m from Slovenia and I don’t think that many people here think of Bled lake so positive as you do. But I’m glad you think so, since it really is a beautyfull and inspirational place <3

    October 15, 2015 at 5:59 am *jaw drops* that is beautiful!!!!! 😮 I had never seen or heard about this lake before!!
    Thanks for sharing! Definitely going on my bucket list haha

    Xoxo Jessy

    October 15, 2015 at 5:48 am

    So beautiful! I was there two weeks ago! <3 Slovenia

    October 15, 2015 at 5:23 am

    The lake and the pictures are stunning!! Thanks for the tips on traveling over there:)

    October 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

    The scenery is beautiful!

    October 15, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Lake Bled is really a beautiful lake!
    You should definitely go check out Rara Lake at Nepal. Though not so famous, those who’ve been there swear its a piece of heaven!

    October 15, 2015 at 3:58 am

    lake bled is absolutely beautiful! your photos are gorgeous and capture the ambiance well 🙂

    i went and was blown away by how pretty slovenia is, in general. ljubljana is such a cute city too! anyway, i posted about the history of bled castle on my blog, feel free to check it out!


    October 15, 2015 at 3:46 am

    Lake Bled looks so beautiful!! I’d love to visit someday!