Top 20 Magical Winter Destinations That You Need To Visit

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Lake Bled, Slovenia

No doubt you will recognise this famous scene which adorns many a jigsaw puzzle and is a favourite of landscape photographers the world over. The stunning Lake Bled can be found in the Julian Alps region of northwestern Slovenia.

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Bled Island is the beautiful gem in the centre of this picturesque lake. Many people think that the tower on the island belongs to a fairytale Slovenian castle, yet it actually belongs to a Baroque church dating back to 1465. This church is very special to the local Slovenians who also tell the story that a temple devoted to the ancient Slavic goddess Živa once stood in the place of the present church.

During the winter months Lake Bled becomes truly magical as the lake turns a frosty blue and the forest clad mountains encircling the lake become snowcapped and shimmering in the low winter sun. Admire the view from a lakeside cafe as you sip coffee and enjoy a local delicacy – the delicious Bled cake.


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