Fijakerji or cabs

Experience Bled like in the past while driving in the traditional carriage.

Fijakers or cabs are open carriages with a long tradition in Bled. Initially, they drove pilgrims, and after the railway construction they transferred guests from the railway station to the desired destinations in Bled. Today, the cabs are some kind of a tourist attraction and a must to see in Bled.

Not anyone can become a driver of such carriage as the »profession« is handed down from generation to generation. The son inherited the profession from his father his father inherited it from his father and so on. This is precisely why the members of the local Bled cabs association make effort to keep the tradition going. These coachmen are very proud of their uniforms. One of their ways is also their traditional clothing. It consists of a black sweater, black trousers and black hat, white shirt, vest with the embroidered Gorenjska region carnations and claret colour blankets and jackets.

The carriages have preserved their form through history. Changes can be seen especially on wheels, where the iron parts were changed on wooden wheels by tires, and the braking system has also been adapted for safety reasons. All other elements of the carriage have remained the same. The cabs themselves are mostly in charge of maintaining and restoring the carriages.

Experience

  • Drive on carriages around the lake or to Bled Castle.
  • Explore the picturesque villages in a traditional way – in a horse-driven carriage.
  • Feel the spirit of the past, when there were no modern means of transport.

Worth visiting

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