Top 15 Instagrammable locations the surrounding area of Lake Bled

With the rise of social media, there has been a new trend of visiting so-called Instagrammable locations where you can take a great photo and share it on social networks. On one hand, the motivation for visiting these types of destinations is that you will surely collect many likes and comments from friends and followers. And at the same time, the visited locations allow you to enjoy the beautiful landscape and create lasting memories.

Bled and its surroundings is exactly one of those destinations where there is no shortage of opportunities for stunning photos. Check our list of top Instagrammable locations in the surrounding area of Lake Bled.


1. Ojstrica


Ojstrica Bled© Jošt Gantar

The ascent to Ojstrica will reward you with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. From the picturesque lakeside setting to the dizzying heights of the Alpine peaks – you’ll have endless opportunities to take amazing photos. At the top, a romantic bench awaits you with a panoramic view of Lake Bled and the castle cliff, on top of which dominates the Bled Castle. Regardless of whether you are an experienced photographer or simply looking for a nice place to take selfies, Ojstrica is definitely worth visiting.


2. Mala Osojnica


Bled Jost Gantar© Jošt Gantar

There are many reasons why the Mala Osojnica hill in Bled is an Instagrammable location. The unique combination of mountains, lakes and forests offers you plenty of beautiful and unforgettable motifs and views. It takes about 45 minutes of walking along a steep forest path to reach the top, and the reward for the effort is guaranteed.


3. Velika Osojnica


Velika Osojnica Bled© Lucija Odar

We recommend that from Mala Osojnica you also head to Velika Osojnica, which is only 20 minutes away, where you will have the opportunity to create one of the most famous panoramic shots of Bled.

From Velika Osojnica, you can embrace the picturesque Alpine landscape and the many attractions that Bled and its surroundings have to offer. At the top, you will also find a bench of love, from which you can take iconic photos that will not leave anyone indifferent.


4. Stan


Stan Bled© Anja Kikelj

The Stan hill is not as widely recognised, as it is more popular among locals, but it is definitely one of the Instagrammable locations that should not be missed. To get to the top, you need to take a 30-minute journey in the direction of Velika Zaka from the Bled railway station, and after you cover the distance, you will be greeted at the top by a wide open view of the hilly Bled landscape. Your followers will surely be interested in where you captured such original and gorgeous photos.


5. Heart by the lake


Heart by the lake© Jošt Gantar

The Heart by Lake Bled is located on the pier by the start house under the promenade. It is one of the popular photographic spots that was established in 2014. Since then, many wonderful photos of couples in love, families and friends have been taken next to it, which can always remind you of the beautiful moments spent in Bled.


6. Straža


Straža Bled© Jošt Gantar

Straža is a popular destination for all adrenaline junkies and sports lovers, as the Adventure Park Bled is located here. A 520-metre-long summer sledding run operates here, which turns into a ski slope in the winter. The finishing touch is provided by the exceptional views of the near and far surroundings, which is why Straža is the right choice for creating Instagrammable photos in all seasons.


7. Bled Castle


Bled castle Jost Gantar© Jošt Gantar

The Bled Castle is photogenic, regardless of where you take pictures of it from. It is perched on the top of a hill with a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape. It is well-preserved, carefully maintained, with a beautiful castle garden and quiet walking paths, where at every turn you can find an opportunity to take original photos. Regardless of whether you are looking for a magnificent view, want to catch the pulse of history or just visit a wonderful place to relax, Bled Castle is definitely worth visiting.


8. Bled Island


Bled island Jost Gantar© Jošt Gantar

There are few places in the world as beautiful as Bled Island. Despite being one of the most popular motifs on many postcards and pictures from Bled, it always offers you the opportunity to create a new original photo with a special touch in any weather. The island is located in the middle of a large lake, embraced by mountains. The water is crystal clear and the sunsets are simply stunning. There is also a church on the island, which only adds to its charm with its impressive staircase.


9. Boat on the lake


Wooden boat pletna on Lake Bled Jost Gantar© Jošt Gantar

Whenever you visit Lake Bled, you cannot miss the traditional wooden “pletna” boats. They are made by locals, and you can recognise them from afar by their colourful awning that protects against the sun and other weather influences. The “pletna” boat is a perfect motif which you can capture in a very telling photograph. All “pletna” boats are named after women’s names, so check if you can find one with your name or the name of your sweetheart among them.


10. Terraces of hotels or restaurants with a view of Lake Bled


Breakfast on a hotel Triglav terrace overlooking Lake Bled Imre Krenn© Imre Krenn

The terrace of a hotel overlooking Lake Bled is the ideal place to enjoy a sunny day or a romantic evening. The scenery is always stunning and the photo opportunities are endless. Regardless of whether you are enjoying a meal with friends or indulging in a beautiful view, one of the hotel terraces overlooking the lake, which abound in Bled, will surely help you create lasting memories.


11. Vintgar Gorge


Vintgar Gorge Train Bridge© Miro Zalokar

If you’re looking for a stunning location to add to your captured Instagram treasures, look no further than the Vintgar Gorge. This natural wonder was formed by the Radovna river, and you can walk through the gorge on paved paths and over wooden bridges that offer incredible views of the rushing water below. The footpath ends with the mighty 13-metre-high Šum waterfall, which is a perfect Instagrammable location in its own right. And don’t forget to reach the spot from where you can also take photos of the waterfall from below. With its dramatic scenery and easy accessibility, it’s no wonder that the Vintgar Gorge is one of the most popular and photogenic Slovenian tourist attractions.


12. Church of St. Catherine on Mt. Hom


Zasip Katarina Jost Gantar© Jošt Gantar

The Church of St. Catherine on Mt. Hom will charm you already at first sight. This idyllic church, which stands alone on the top of a hill, offers an amazing view of Bled with Bled Castle in the background, and the view extends over the Ljubljana basin all the way to Mt. Krvavec. The church is surrounded by a stone fence and offers a new opportunity for taking vivid photos from every angle.


13. Talež


Talez-Ribno-Bled-Anja-Smit© Anja Šmit

The Talež mountain pasture takes you on a not too demanding but varied and interesting 45-minute journey to the hunting lodge at the top. At the end of the trail, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the picturesque Karavanke mountain range, and the view also extends to Lake Bled, which you can see and photograph from a completely different perspective than you are used to.


14. Kupljenik


Village Kupljenik Jost Gantar© Jošt Gantar

Kupljenik could be described as a charming village that takes you back in time. In the centre of the village there is also the pilgrimage church of St. Stephen, where every year on December 26th, on St. Stephen's Day, locals revive the ancient tradition of blessing horses, which you may also attend and create memories. Regardless of when you visit Kupljenik, you will definitely be satisfied with the Instagrammable photos you can create.


15. Galetovec


Galetovec Bohinjska Bela© TD Bohinjska Bela

Galetovec is one of the most scenic peaks in the Municipality of Bled and definitely a hidden gem that is perfect for Instagram enthusiasts. It is nestled in the middle of picturesque mountains and surrounded by beautiful views that open up with every step. You can head toward Galetovec from the village of Bohinjska Bela, from the village of Spodnja vas via the settlement of Slamniki or from Podklanec, and each route will offer you a slightly different experience.


No matter which of the Instagrammable locations you choose, don’t forget to enjoy the journey and create memories that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

Nina Krajnc

Nina Krajnc

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