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Bled, Slovenia

Bled Slovenia


Bled, a Slovenian resort town in the foothills of the Julian Alps, is set on the captivating Lake Bled overlooking the 11th-century Bled Castle. With tremendous natural beauty, Bled, is known for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. The beauty of the mountains reflected on the lake and the bountiful fresh air attract visitors throughout the year.

Natural Healing

Lake Bled Slovenia

Bled became a tourist sensation in 1855 when Swiss hydropath, Arnold Rikli, founded the Institute of "Natural Healing". He claimed the town's climate and long swimming season was good for people's health.

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