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Bled Castle

Climb to the summit of one of the oldest castles in Slovenia for spectacular views of Lake Bled and the countryside.

Bled Castle is a magnificent 11th-century structure with large red-roofed turrets and a range of architectural styles. Initially conceived as a defense system, it contains a Romanesque tower and Gothic arches that were added in the late Middle Ages. Stroll through the impressive castle to appreciate its size and history.

Peruse the fortified central part of the castle, which was used as a residence for feudal lords. See the outer walls and buildings that housed the servants. Arrive at the 16th-century Gothic chapel in the courtyard. Its Baroque touches and illusion frescoes were added in the early 18th century. Examine paintings of the German King and Holy Roman Emperor Henry II and his wife Kunigunda.

Enter the Castle Printing Shop to learn about manual publication and printing techniques and see a reconstructed Gutenberg press. In the cellar beneath the shop, purchase a bottle of wine sealed with wax. Peruse the museum in the upper courtyard to understand the history of Bled. The museum’s rooms contain old furniture and other relics that bring past eras to life.

Visit the castle forge for its collection of impressive iron artworks. The summer months feature events, such as archery tournaments and Medieval Days when guides dressed as knights present the castle to visitors.

The castle stands on a clifftop 425 feet (130 meters) above the lake. Capture photos of the panoramic view of Lake Bled, its small island and the green countryside beneath the Julian Alps.

Dine at the majestic setting of the castle restaurant. There is a fee to enter the castle, with discounts for children. The castle opens daily from morning until late in the evening, with earlier closing times in winter.

Bled Castle is on the cliffs of the northeastern shore of Lake Bled, just north of the Castle Bathing Area and Grajska Plaza, which has several restaurants and cafés. Nearby attractions include the Church of Sv Marika Bozja on Bled Island and the Veslaška Promenade.


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Lodging Near Bled Castle

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Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts $195
Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts

Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts

Cesta Svobode 12, Bled
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 167 reviews
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    Located in Bled, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Lake Bled, and Bled Castle. Mala Osojnica and Church of Sv Marika Bozja are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Hotel Kompas $120
    Hotel Kompas

    Hotel Kompas

    Cankarjeva 2, Bled
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 164 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Lake Bled, and Bled Castle. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Mala Osojnica are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec $135
      Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec

      Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec

      Ljubljanska Cesta 6, Bled
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 209 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located near the slopes, this Bled hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Lake Bled, and Bled Castle. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Mala Osojnica are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Hotel Jelovica Bled $122
        Hotel Jelovica Bled

        Hotel Jelovica Bled

        Cesta Svobode 8, Bled
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 238 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Bled, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Martin's Parish Church and Bled Castle. Vintgar Gorge and Hunting Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Hotel Vila Bled $216
          Hotel Vila Bled

          Hotel Vila Bled

          Cesta Svobode 18, Bled
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 160 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Mala Osojnica. Lake Bled and St. Martin's Parish Church are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Hotel Savica Garni - Sava Hotels & Resorts $129
            Hotel Savica Garni - Sava Hotels & Resorts

            Hotel Savica Garni - Sava Hotels & Resorts

            Cankarjeva 6, Bled
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 81 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Bled, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Bled Castle, and Church of Sv Marika Bozja. Lake Bled and Mala Osojnica are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Vila Prešeren $124
              Vila Prešeren

              Vila Prešeren

              Veslaska Promenada 14, Bled
                 
                4.1
                of 5, from 88 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Bled, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Martin's Parish Church, Bled Castle, and Lake Bled. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Mala Osojnica are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Hotel Jadran - Sava Hotels & Resorts $82
                Hotel Jadran - Sava Hotels & Resorts

                Hotel Jadran - Sava Hotels & Resorts

                Cesta Svobode 12 Entrance B, Bled
                   
                  3.5
                  of 5, from 143 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located near the slopes, this Bled hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Martin's Parish Church, Lake Bled, and Bled Castle. Church of Sv Marika Bozja and Mala Osojnica are also within 2 mi (3 km).