Welcome to Bledoscope

A local’s guide to Lake Bled, Slovenia 

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

Bledoscope explores Bled, an alpine town in northwest Slovenia known for Lake Bled, and nearby places from a local’s perspective. It will help you discover off the beaten paths in the area and find hidden gems that are often passed by.

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 Bled, like Lake Bled, Bled Island and Bled Castle.

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


What you will find here

On Bledoscope, I write about well-known natural and cultural attractions in Bled and nearby places, as well as encourage you to get off the beaten path: hike to a nearby village, learn something new on your way to the top of the hill from where you can see Lake Bled, appreciate the nature around you, look for a geocache, find a perfect spot for taking photos…

The local’s guide also includes practical information that you might find useful when planning your trip.

On Bledosocope, you will find reviews of the restaurants in Bled and nearby towns or villages that my dining companion and I have visited so far. The restaurants were chosen randomly and none of the articles was sponsored. The list of the restaurants is not complete yet and is being updated regularly.

More about the author

I moved to Bled when I was 14 years old, which is 20 years ago. At that time Lake Bled was relatively unknown to the wider world. Being a teenage girl who had to leave her friends behind and attend a new school, I was not very keen on that new hometown of mine. 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. After living in Norway, Macedonia, Hungary and Spain, I decided to come back to my home country and settle down here. And again, I ended up in Bled.

Since the time when my idea of creating a local’s guide 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!