In the guide to Bled you will find here, is out of date but much of what it contains is generally correct. Since I was last here, there have been several changes. In addition to the traditional restaurants “gostilna”, “oštarija“, and “restavracija” a new word has appeared: “Steakhouse”.
For many people Lake Bled is a health destination
Ana Pirih continues the tradition of healthy outdoor exercise, but brings her unique twist with Yoga Bled
Christmas is a very special time in Bled with events celebrating the season and the history of the lake.
These are personal favourites. They are all good in their own way.
Altitude Activities is another professional adventure tourism and sports activities agency who provide services to the more adventurous traveller.
Most “pubs” are also restaurants. But there are a few really good bars. The best are for locals,
Slovenia is a coffee drinking nation. Coffee is often not a destination, but a pitstop on the way. That is reflected in the wide availability and sometimes limited choice.
People come to Bled all year round, but the busiest time is, unsurprisingly, the summer. But “off season” Bled can be at it’s best.
There is always something to bring you back to Bled. During each season you will discover something to attract you.
The 2018 editions of Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia are no longer available . But you can download the book here.
This is a list of the podcast episodes for Bled Stories – stories and people from Lake Bled.
In 2017 and 2018 I published A Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia. This is the 2018 edition. I’m happy to provide this to anyone interested with the advisory note that parts may well be out of date.
Župan Janez Fajfar has been re-elected mayor of Bled once again. He was standing unopposed. Here is an interview he did for the Firsthand Guide to Bled.
Kristina Špec from the AntiMuseum in Bled takes me through Physland – a science play room for all ages.
In the Firsthand Guide to Bled Standard and Special editions, both this and last year, I interview some of the people who make Bled the town it is. Now, I plan to release some of those interviews in a new podcast; Bled Stories.
The black limousines with the darkened windows are heading up the hill to the Vila Bled again today. The BMW shuttle service brings some of the most politically influential individuals in the south western Europe and Balkans region to hotels… Continue Reading →
Read more at LakeBledNews.com It was like this —- but even better. Hot African vibes meet damp #Bled weather, but the show must go on, so we are inside for Abavuka at #Okarina tonight pic.twitter.com/6D0UqN1hbi — Lake Bled News (@LakeBledNews)… Continue Reading →
Read more at www.lakeblednews.com A severe case of cello twirling broke out last night in Bled Castle during the final concert of Festival Bled. The outbreak began towards the end of the concert when cellist (well, they were all cellists, weren’t they?) Vita Peterlin gave… Continue Reading →
Originally in Festival Bled Diary Read more at www.LakeBledNews.com Read more at LakeBledNews.com It was pretty close to standing room only in the Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled last night, as the room filled with people waiting in anticipation for what was going… Continue Reading →
Originally published on Bled Film Festival Diary Some of the cast and production team of the Arnold Rikli film premier at the Bled Film Festival Arnold Rikli is held in high esteem in Bled. He is said to be the… Continue Reading →
The start of the Bled Film Festival today is the beginning of a series of festivals and events that takes us from mid-June to close to the end of August with barely a break. One night last summer I left… Continue Reading →
I am in the wrong place. Doing a little survey of the Bars in Bled … (how dare you suggest I’m on a pub crawl. This is for journalistic purposes …honest!). Anyway, having visited a few bars, thought I’d finish off… Continue Reading →