Bled castle is, as the records say, the oldest castle in Slovenia, first mentioned in the beginning of the 11th century. It was built on a cliff 130 m above the Lake so it has the spectacular view over the Lake itself but also around the valley and mountain ranges surrounding it. German King Henry II gave it to the bishop von Brixen. It was a center of his estate but he unfortunately never resided there. Now the castle is a museum. You can also visit a few souvenir shops and the local blacksmith that has a workshop inside the castle.
OUR TIP: Have a chat with the blacksmith or drink coffee and enjoy astonishing view.