Welcome to Bledoscope

A local’s guide & blog about Lake Bled in Slovenia 

Hello, my name is Petra, and I’m a Slovenian content creator, sociologist and licensed tour guide for the area of the Julian Alps. I am also the author of Bledoscope that is being created with love since 2017.

Bledoscope explores Bled, an alpine resort in the northwest of Slovenia known mostly  for Lake Bled, and nearby places from a local’s perspective. My aim is to help you discover off the beaten paths in the area, find hidden gems that are often passed by and tell local stories.

However, if you are coming to Bled for the first time, and do not have much time to spend here, then you might be interested in reading about the most popular attractions in my hometown, like Lake Bled, Bled Island and Bled Castle.

All places described on this website have been visited by myself, some of them even many, many times! I try to update Bledoscope regularly with new sightseeing and hiking suggestions, as well as interesting articles that might spark your idea on what to do when in Bled.

Welcome to Bledoscope

What you will find on Bledoscope 

On Bledoscope, I write about well-known attractions in Bled and nearby places, as well as encourage you to get off the beaten path: hike to a nearby village or hill, appreciate the nature, look for unusual sights, find a perfect spot for taking photos…

Bledoscope also offers practical information that you might find useful when planning your trip.

Since I am also a certified tourist guide, I use this website for informing you about by walking tours that I have created for you. They are aimed at those who wish to explore my hometown in a more sustainable and creative way.

Do you like Bledoscope? You can contribute to my online project by making a small donation. Thank you.

More about the author of Bledoscope 

I moved to Bled from a small alpine village near Slovenia-Austria border when I was 14 years old, which is 22 years ago. At that time Lake Bled was not as known to the wider world as nowadays. Being a teenage girl who had to leave her friends and a beloved local community behind, I was not very keen on that new hometown of mine. However, after a while, I adapted and started to appreciate the closeness of living near the lake that became my source of inspiration.

After graduating from university, I decided to study and work abroad to broaden my horizon and see how people in other countries live. After studying in Norway and working in Macedonia, Hungary and Spain, I decided to come back to my home country and settle down in Bled.

Since the time when my idea of creating a local’s guide about Lake Bled turned into reality, I have been rediscovering the beauty of my hometown, often accompanied by my fiance. When being outside with my camera I aim to capture hidden aspects of the place you might be soon visiting and sharing them with you.

I hope to see you in Bled ― se vidimo!

Welcome to Bledoscope