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Formation of the lake
The current unique shape of the year did not emerge coincidentally. A tectonic hole made by the Bohinj glacier through the years, was once at the location of the present lake. Its path was obstructed by a huge rock which was so persistently scraped that the only thing that remained was the present island. The ice melted and the basin was filled with water, thus Lake Bled emerged, which is in some places up to 30 metres deep and quite popular amongst divers. 19 species of fish live in the lake, including carp, sheatfish and lake trout. Ducks and swans as well as diverse plants also swim and thrive on its surface.
The tectonic structure of the lake has not only shaped the lake itself, but has also contributed to the emergence of many thermal springs on the east side of the lake, where temperature does not drop below 20°C. Thermal springs are now used in three hotel pools of Grand Hotel Toplice, Hotel Park as well as Rikli Balance Hotel. Water is additionally heated at Hotel Park and Rikli Balance Hotel, while the Grand Hotel Toplice enables you to refresh in original thermal water at 22°C. You can also feel the healing effects of water by pouring it in a glass and drinking it. The temperature of the lake in summer reaches 25°C, in winter it can drop to 4°C. If winters are very cold, the lake surface also freezes.