Welcome to the island

How to get to the island?

Let’s create a holiday

You can sail to Bled Island every day of the year in a pletna, a hand-made wooden boat, which is driven by a pletnar, a boat rower,  who oars standing up. An electric motorboat line or small boats are also available for transport across the lake.

Your visit to the island has no time limits. You can return with the first free pletna boat or with an electric motorboat.

You will learn the most about the island’s history, its sacral heritage and the rich pilgrimage content of this holy place during a guided visit. Of course, you can always choose to visit the island on your own.

Take your time to make your visit to Bled Island a real holiday.

Opening hours

Church of the Mother of God on the Lake, Potičnica (Potica House), Gallery

January, February, March, November, December: 10.00 – 16.00

April, October: 10.00 – 18.00

May, June, July, August,September : 10.00 – 19.00

 

 

Schedule of arrivals of the electric boat from Bled centre:

10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14. 00, 15.00 16.00, 17.00, 18.00

Schedule of  departures of the electric boat from Bled island:

11.20, 12.20, 13.20, 14.20, 15.20, 16.20, 17.20, 18.20 19.00

Price list

Visit to Bled Island with an entrance fee for the Church of Assumptijon of St. Mary, 

Lookout Bell Tower and Museum exhibition in Provost’s House included:

ADULTS € 12.00/person
GROUPS OVER 20 PERSONS € 10.50/person
STUDENTS € 8.50/person
STUDENTS – GROUPS OF OVER 20 PERSONS € 7.50/person
CHILDREN € 5.00/person
CHILDREN – GROUPS OF OVER 20 PERSONS € 4.50/person
FAMILY € 24.00/family

Prices are valid for 2022.

Dear guests, thank you for your contribution to the restoration work that helps us to protect Bled Island’s cultural heritage.

For visits of organized groups outside working hours, by prior arrangement at least 5 days before the visit, an additional payment of 70 euros/hour is required.

Attractions Map

Church of the Mother of God on the Lake

Pilgrims from all over the world have been coming to the patron saint, Mary, of the Church of the Mother of God, for centuries. They convey their wishes, thanks and requests to her through prayer.

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Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes

Along the northern coast of Bled Island, you will come across a spring source and discover the stone Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes.

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Hermitary

A building called the Hermitary was built to retreat into solitude and surrender to prayer. It was once inhabited by a hermit priest.

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The Wishing Bell

The ringing of the bell of desires is the voice of the soul, echoing in the sky above the lake. When you ring Mary's little bell, you will recommend yourself to the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven.

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Lookout Bell Tower

It is worth climbing the church bell tower with the restored tower clock, as it offers beautiful views of the lake, the shore and the surrounding peaks.

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Provost’s House

Once upon a time, the building next to the church was meant for priests and the care of pilgrims. Today it houses a gallery and a museum where ethnological workshops take place.

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Potičnica (Potica House)

The Sexton’s house and the Provost’s House are connected by a building named Potičnica, as it always smells of freshly baked traditional Slovenian poticas.

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Sexton’s House

Today, there is room for protocol purposes in the ancient sexton’s house. It was once inhabited by a sexton and his family, who took care of the island.

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Southern Stone Staircase

The impressive 99 steps climb up towards the central part of the island from the south. Climbing up the stairs is a metaphor for the way to God.

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Northern Stone Staircase

You can reach the northern island port by descending a small stone staircase. An island spring bubbles up beside it.

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Photo gallery

All Bled Island’s reflections
Bled Island’s picturesqueness is an inspiration in every season.

Pilgrims have been climbing the famous stone steps on the God's way to the Mother of God on the Lake for more than three centuries.

Pletna boats under the southern staircase. It is best to sail across the lake in a traditional Bled vessel, as nothing disturbs the island peace.

Bled’s jewel is illuminated by a light piercing the dark clouds.

Church of the Mother of God, with a freestanding bell tower and a statue of St. Mary Magdalene, the patroness of the pilgrimage.

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