|Lake Bled (Blejsko jezero)|
|Panoramic view of Lake Bled|
|Geographical location||Upper Carniola (Gorenjska), Slovenia|
|Places on the shore||Bled|
|Altitude above sea level|
|Maximum depth||30 m|
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 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 .
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%
- Straža Bled: Summer tobogganing. Infrastructure Bled doo, accessed June 17, 2020 .