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Church of the Assumption

Bled Island, Bled, Slovenia
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This 17th century church appears to float in the middle of the town's lake.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“wishing bell” (20 reviews)
“ring the bell” (53 reviews)
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Bled Island, Bled, Slovenia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See the church made famous by a million Slovenian postcards. As noted by everyone else, you can ring the church bell (3 times) to make a wish. There is an additional fee too enter the church and climb the nearby tower (not worth it as...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming old church that can be reached by boat. Ring the bell for good luck and climb the tower for some more good views. Cafe over there and also some decent little gift/souvenir shops.

Thank JHarris_9
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The outside and inside of the church are pretty and ringing the bell for our wish was fun. Also you can get some nice photos.

Thank ntflady
Reviewed 31 December 2017

It was totally worth it to take a boat to Bled Island in the middle of Lake Bled to see the inside of the Church of the Assumption. Beautiful! Must Do: There is a rope attached to the church bell... if you can pull it...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The church is emblematic for the lake Bled. In the postcard it looks better because photos are taken from the above, but in reality you cannot really distinguish the island. The church is peaceful and very nice, you can ring the bell for good luck.

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I expect the main reason people go in the Church is to ring the wishing bell - just like we did! Not much else to see other than this...

Thank tinylass
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This church on the island in the middle of the lake is a lovely place to visit. It is simple and small and is in a setting that could not be more beautiful

Thank michael p
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Church of the Assumption is a beautiful small chapel on Bled Island. The chapel is in a awesome setting. Be sure and pull the rope in front of the alter to ring the bell for good luck.

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

There are 3 things to see on this island and it is one of them. There were 100 steps from the pier leading up to the church. The church was nice.

Thank OZS969
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Visiting the Island of Bled you should enter this church. Going by boat: If you hire a boat at the Rowing Boat House in the east end og the lake it will take 15 minutes to row to the island. The church may be reached...More

Thank Jens H
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5csandk
11 February 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe you would fit into a rowing boat. I don't remember seeing any life jackets. If you prefer, you can cross in a motorised boat, or a large gondala style boat instead. Not sure about child admission to church as... More
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ckrohrer
17 March 2017|
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Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, access from the boat dock to the church is via 99 stone steps. This is the only access to the Church of the Assumption You can verify this info on Wheelchair World's Website
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