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There are good reasons why Lake Bled stands for Slovenia as the or the Matterhorn is to Switzerland.

It just stands out from all perspectives, being beautifully cutted into a lake with the only island in Slovenia, kind of painted by any Romantic artist in the last century.

Why this is like a miracle is that from wherever you take a picture, it seems to be a poetic composition, with the church of the Assumption in the island pointing to the skies, along the 6km around the lake.

Even if I was there in December, I learned that it’s possible to swim in the lake during Summertime, as the temperatures rise up to 26 degrees, thanks to a geothermal spring that is at the base of the lake. I can imagine myself going back there just for a dip!

Close by you can also visit the Bled castle, located in a spectactular natural cliff. Even if the interior is not that amazing, still the eagle eye views from there are well worth the walk up there.

Hint: The best is to combine the Bled Castle with Predjama Castle and Postojna Caves (that I describe in a different post), located around 1h by car or make a 1/2 day trip from Ljubljana

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My name is Renato Azambujo. I live currently in Hamburg, but was born and raised in sunny capital of Portugal, Lisbon. I also lived in Switzerland for some years, before settling in Germany for the last years.

I am huge passionate about travel, photographer and a global explorer, always looking to the next destination.

I have so far visited over 70 countries across the 5 continents, because I really love knowing about new places, interact with different cultures and get to know myself better after each journey.

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