Bled Island, Bled

Ride a traditional wooden boat called a "pletna" or rent your own boat and row to Bled Island rising above the surface of a glacial lake. This Ice Age limestone glacial deposit covered with trees is thought to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. Archaeological excavations have uncovered traces of Slavic settlements from the 9th and 10th centuries. Legend has it that the present stone Baroque church was built on the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to the Slavic goddess of fertility. Climb the monumental 99 steps leading up to the church and ring the "wishing bell" above the church nave. Use our Bled trip planner to add Bled Island and other attractions to your Bled vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Bled Island
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Bled Island Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,768 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • It was so neat to walk and look at something so old. And the views were so beautiful! The boat was out was very fun and the guy rowing the boat was fun to talk to. The water is such an amazing color.....  more »
  • To go the island we must use a wooden boat called pletna driven by a man who become a member of a family who operate the boats in this lake for generations. After arrive we must take a stair to the...  more »
Google
  • A tiny island in the middle of the Lake Bled. There is a church in the island. Ride a boat to get there and climb up that popular 99 steps. The lake, the island and the overall surrounding area are just beautiful. Take a picture with the alps as the background and that would be your next phone wallpaper. I took a bus from Ljubljana, forgot for how much euros but that was cheap. The bus stopped not really at the lake's gate, I did a short walk, not far.
  • Park Your Boat at Bled Island, then head right up to the church to pull the 'wishing bell.' Legend has it that pulling it will bring you good luck! Just Remember - One Wish Per Person!🍀🔔
Places to stay near Bled Island

Plan your trip to Bled

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bled

See all ›
4.9
Duration:8 h
5.0
Duration:3 h
3.8
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:3 h 30 min

Side trips from Bled

4.5
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:3 h
5.0
Duration:3 h

Hidden gems in Bled

4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:30 min
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min
2.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Shopping in Bled

4.1
Duration:30 min
3.3
Duration:1 h 30 min
1.1
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Bled

5.0
Duration:4 h
4.9
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min

Nature in Bled

4.6
Duration:4 h
2.8
Duration:30 min