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Perched atop a steep cliff overlooking Lake Bled, Bled Castle is a stunning medieval fortress that stands as the oldest castle in Slovenia. It’s a prominent symbol of Bled’s rich history, offering visages of architectural grandeur, informative historical exhibits, and mesmerizing views over the lake and the surrounding Julian Alps.

History

Bled Castle’s history stretches back over a thousand years. First mentioned in a 1011 deed as Ueldes (Veldes), it was initially owned by the Bishops of Brixen and later passed through different noble hands. The castle complex as seen today is a result of several renovations and enhancements, most of which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries.

How to Get There

Situated just a few kilometers from the town of Bled, the castle can be reached by a relatively short, albeit steep, uphill walk. Alternatively, visitors can take a taxi or drive their vehicle with a couple of parking lots available at the castle.

List of Attractions

  1. The Castle Terraces: Provide stunning panoramic views over Lake Bled, the island, and the surrounding mountains.
  2. Castle Chapel: This beautiful gothic chapel features frescoes of the German and Hungarian saints, Hermagoras and Fortunatus.
  3. Castle Museum: Set across two floors, the museum showcases the history of the Bled area from its earliest history through to the present day.
  4. Printing Works and Wine Cellar: Catch a demonstration of traditional manual printing and partake in some wine tasting in the castle cellar.

Ticket Information

Entrance to Bled Castle is ticketed. As of the latest update, adult tickets cost 13 Euros, while child, student, and senior tickets cost 8.5 Euros. The ticket includes access to all open parts of the castle, including the museum.

List of Tips for Visiting

  1. Footwear: Opt for comfortable footwear. There’s quite a steep walk up to the castle.
  2. Plan Your Visit: Consider timing your visit to enjoy the incredible sunrise or sunset views from the castle terraces.
  3. Photography: Make sure to have your camera at the ready for stunning photographs of the lake and surrounding landscape.
  4. Check for Events: The castle often hosts events like medieval performances, traditional craft demonstrations, and concerts. Do check the schedule for your visit.
  5. Take Your Time: Allow at least two hours to visit the castle and soak in the views, visit the museum, and perhaps catch a printing demonstration or wine tasting event.

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