The Castle of Bled / Die Burg von Bled (Slovenia)

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A few days ago I made a little trip with my wife to Slovenia to Lake Bled, where we also visited Bled Castle.

Vor ein paar Tagen habe ich mit meiner Frau einen kleinen Ausflug nach Slowenien an den Bleder See gemacht, wo wir auch die Burg von Bled besucht haben.

The Castle of Bled / Die Burg von Bled
Bled, Slovenia

Panoramic image from the terrace of the castle café

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After we parked the car on one of the paid parking lots near the center of Bled, we walked along the lake promenade about 10 minutes to the parish Church of St. Martin in Bled.

Nachdem wir das Auto auf einem der gebührenpflichtigen Parkplätze in Zentrumsnähe von Bled abgestellt hatten, sind wir entlang der Seepromenade etwa 10 Minuten bis zur Pfarrkirche St. Martin in Bled spaziert.


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At this church, there was the beginning of our walk to the castle, which led uphill through the forest on a nice constructed path.

An dieser Kirche war der Beginn unseres Fußweges zur Burg, welcher auf einem schön ausgebauten Weg bergauf durch den Wald führte.


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There are several ways to the castle, but we found this one first. The walking time was stated as 20 minutes, but already after about 15 minutes we reached the castle quite sweaty.

Es gibt mehrere Wege zur Burg, aber diesen hatten wir zuerst gefunden. Die Gehzeit war zwar mit 20 Minuten angegeben, aber bereits nach etwa 15 Minuten haben wir die Burg ziemlich verschwitzt erreicht.


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Although it was not even 10 o'clock, we had to line up to buy tickets. The entrance fee of 11.00 Euros per adult includes a voucher of 1.50 Euros to use at the terrace cafe or at the castle apiary (shop with honey products). Unfortunately, we only noticed that at home.

Obwohl es noch nicht einmal 10 Uhr gewesen ist, mussten wir uns schon in der Schlange anstellen, um Karten kaufen zu können. Im Eintrittspreis von EUR 11,00 pro Erwachsenem ist ein Gutschein über EUR 1,50 für das Terrassencafe und für das Burgbienenhaus (Shop mit Honigprodukten) inkludiert. Das haben wir aber leider erst zu Hause bemerkt.


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The castle of Bled is one of the oldest castles in Slovenia. It was first mentioned in writing in 1011.

Die Burg von Bled ist eine der ältesten Burgen in Slowenien. Im Jahre 1011 wurde sie zum ersten Mal schriftlich erwähnt.


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From the terrace you can overlook the entire area. Unfortunately, the weather was a bit hazy during our visit, so the view was not optimal.

Von der Aussichtsterrasse kann man die gesamte Gegend überblicken. Leider war das Wetter bei unserem Besuch etwas diesig, so dass der Fernblick nicht optimal gewesen ist.


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There are two courtyards on two levels. In the lower courtyard there are, among others, the castle café with panoramic terrace, the castle printing works, the tower gallery and the castle apiary.

Es gibt zwei Innenhöfe auf zwei Ebenen. Im unteren Burghof befinden sich unter anderem das Burgcafé mit Aussichtsterrasse, die Burgdruckerei, die Turmgalerie und das Burgbienenhaus.


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A little higher is also the wine cellar in the middle courtyard.

Etwas erhöht befindet sich auch der Weinkeller im mittleren Burghof.


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At the upper castle courtyard you can visit a chapel from the 16th century, the castle museum and the castle forge. There is also a restaurant with a terrace.

Am oberen Burghof kann man eine Kapelle aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, das Burgmuseum und die Burgschmiede besuchen. Außerdem gibt es dort noch ein Restaurant mit Terrasse.


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Opening hours: November-March 8am-6pm / April-June, September-October 8am-8pm / July-August 8am-9pm

Öffnungszeiten: November-März 08:00-18:00 Uhr / April-Juni, September-Oktober 08:00-20:00 Uhr / Juli-August 08:00-21:00 Uhr


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Although there are tons of people at the castle, it is definitely worth a visit - just the wonderful view from the castle makes you forget all the people around ;) ... or you visit the castle in one of the colder seasons.

Obwohl auf der Burg massenhaft Menschen sind, ist sie in jedem Fall einen Besuch wert - alleine die wunderbare Aussicht von der Burg lässt einen die Menschen rundherum vergessen ;) ... oder man besucht die Burg in einer der kälteren Jahreszeiten.


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Information

All photos were taken with the Canon EOS R and one of these two lenses: RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM or EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM

Alle Fotos wurden mit der Canon EOS R und einem dieser beiden Objektive aufgenommen: RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM oder EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM

Location / Standort: Bled Castle on Google Maps
Bled Castle - Website
Bled Castle - Wikipedia
Bled
Lake Bled
Burg von Bled - Webseite
Burg von Bled - Wikipedia
Bled
Bleder See

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Sieht echt schön aus. Slowenien fehlt mir noch

Ich danke dir, Slowenien ist wunderschön und du kannst so viel auf relativ kleinem Raum machen und sehen. Wenn ich auch noch die Sprache könnte, dann wäre es optimal ;)
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This is a very interesting castle! Very ancient! It is quite a grand castle with strung design. The panorama is amazing!
Would love to visit this place one day!

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Wow great job sir johannpiber, I love that castle and it's location with the views! Did you guys go inside? I'd go in the winter time even though the winds would be severely cold up there!

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Yes, we have been inside, but as always I had no flash with me, and there were also too many people around for taking photos - too many for me ;) The chapel would have been interesting, but it is small inside, and there have always been some people inside, blocking my view.

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I wanted to look into the hole, but there was a rope as barrier ;)

That was a very interesting picture though, I didn't know if they would have indoor bathrooms but I guess so, I guess over the centuries they got some more modern plumbing in although still primitive.

This is a small addition to the castle (an additional small room, somehow hanging on the wall outside), and below it is air - all falls along the castle wall on the castle hill 😉 lol

No way! really? that's disgusting. lol.

This is good fertilizer and the attackers slipped on it and fell back down the hill ;) lol

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Beautiful ancient castle with wonderful mountains view and lake view! I love that it's very huge and situated on the top of the high hill. And I think, drinking hot coffee on the terraces would be a great moment.

I also love to see those little ducks floating on the lake. Very cute!

Great capture! ;)

The path up there is nice, but sometimes quite steep and it was hot that day, so, taking a rest on the terrace, drinking a capuccino and enjoying the amazing view was great, just as you say 😊

There are a lot of ducks around the lake, and in Winter I have seen them sitting on the trees - I have never seen ducks on trees before 😉

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Oh! I have never seen ducks on trees before either! That would be great! ;)

Maybe I'll go there again in winter. Then I'll try to take some photos of the ducks on trees ;)
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