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‘Bled - Lake, island, churches and castle’

The most famous attraction for visitors of Slovenia is Lake Bled, a glacial lake in the Julian Alps.

Many pictures of Bled have been posted already on TE and as many of them this pic shows the lake, the small island in it with the Assuption of Mary Pilgrimage Church, the Bled Castle high on the rock and the parish church at the right side.

From http://www.bled.si :

The lake was formed after the recession of the Bohinj glacier. It is up to 2.120 m long and up to 1380 m wide, its maximum depth being 30,6 m and tectonic in origin.
After the last Ice Age, the Bohinj glacier deepened the natural tectonic hollow and gave into its present form. The basin was filled with water when the ice melted.
The lake has no large natural tributaries; it is fed only by a few springs.

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