Lake Bled

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Lake Bled (Blejsko jezero)
Blejsko jezero.jpg
Panoramic view of Lake Bled
Geographical location Upper Carniola (Gorenjska), Slovenia
Islands Blejski Otok
Places on the shore Bled
Coordinates 46 ° 21 '52 "  N , 14 ° 5' 41"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 21 '52 "  N , 14 ° 5' 41"  E
Lake Bled (Slovenia)
Lake Bled
Altitude above sea level 475  m
surface 1.45 km²
length 2.1 km
width 1.4 km
Maximum depth 30 m
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The Lake Bled (also Lake Bled , Slovenian Blejsko jezero ) is a lake in the Slovenian region Oberkrain the spa (Gorenjska) Bled at the foot of Pokljuka - plateau . The lake is at an altitude of 475  m. i. J. The lake was named after the place.

The approx. 2.1 km long and up to 1.4 km wide lake has a total area of ​​1.45 km² and a maximum depth of 30 meters. Its highest temperature (in July and August) is about 25  ° C .


St. Mary's Church on Blejski otok (Bled Island)

In the lake is the small island Blejski Otok with a well-known St. Mary's Church and important excavations from the early and high Middle Ages . It is the only island in Slovenia. The crossing to the island is mostly in a traditional wooden boat offered the pletna (not just terminology similar to that in Salzkammergut used flattening ). People don't live on the island all the time.

The castle of Bled ( Blejski grad ) towers over the lake on a steep rock on the north bank .

Another attraction on the south-west bank is the Grimschitz Castle ( Graščina Grimšče ). In the tradition of the rulers of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia , the President of the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia , Josip Broz Tito , used a villa on the lake shore as a summer residence .

For tourists and locals there is a summer toboggan run along a chairlift near the lake , which is open from summer to autumn. This has a length of 520 m with a height difference of 131 m and an average gradient of 25.2%

Web links

Commons : Lake Bled  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Straža Bled: Summer tobogganing. Infrastructure Bled doo, accessed June 17, 2020 .