Bled is well-known for its glacial Lake Bled, which is a popular tourist destination. The renowned Bled Castle is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the lake. In Slovenia, the town is well renowned for its vanilla and cream pastry (Slovene: kremšnita, kremna rezina).
In the second part of the nineteenth century, Swiss naturopath Arnold Rikli (1823–1906) made substantial contributions to the establishment of Bled as a health resort. Bled has attracted aristocratic visitors from all over the globe due to its pleasant temperature. Today, it is a significant conference center and tourist destination, with a diverse variety of sporting activities (golf, fishing, and horseback-riding). It serves as a starting point for mountain climbs and walks, particularly those in the surrounding Triglav National Park.
The Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church is located on a tiny island in the center of the lake, and travelers regularly ring its bell for good luck. Prehistoric human traces have been discovered on the island. There existed a temple dedicated to Živa, the Slavic goddess of love and fertility, before the cathedral was erected. A typical flat-bottomed wooden boat may transport you to the island (Slovene: pletna). The island in Lake Bled has a total of 99 stairs. At weddings, it is customary for the groom to carry his new wife up these stairs while the bride remains mute.
Bled is situated near the Austrian border at the southern foot of the Karawanks mountain range, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of the state capital Ljubljana. The highly wooded Pokljuka and Jelovica plateaus, the easternmost portions of the Julian Alps, are located south of Lake Bled. The parallel Bohinj Railway and the Sava Bohinjka go up to the Bohinj valley, Lake Bohinj, and the Triglav mountain.
A series of rises (Grad 599 m, Straža 646 m, Kozarca 558 m, Osojnica 756 m, and Ravnica 729 m) divide the Bled communities, which include the former villages of Grad, Mlino, Rečica, Zagorice, and Želeče.
The lake is 2.12 kilometers (1.32 miles) in length and 0.5 to 1 kilometer (0.31 to 0.62 miles) in width. In the summer, the surface water temperature reaches 25 °C (77 °F) and stays there until fall, when it drops to 18 °C (64 °F). As such, it is appropriate for swimming. It freezes in the winter and is utilized for ice skating.
Near the lake, adjacent to the Bled Fault, there is a thermal spring (23 °C or 73 °F). Its water is utilized in two hotels’ indoor pools.
The majority of Bled’s hotels and hostels have internet connectivity.
The post office is situated at Ljubljanska 14 and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.