Europe (December 2017)
Lake Bled, Slovenia
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Lake Bled is located at a point in the where 3 countries come together - Slovenia, Austria and Italy
A small boat rows us over to an island in the lake
Where the church of St Mary of the Assumption is located
Originally built in the 9th century
It contains the "wishing bell"
Legend says that ringing the bell will make your wish come true
View from the island
Our next stop is the castle perched 300 feet above the lake.
It dates from 1004 A.D but the fortifications took several centuries to complete
View from the castle
See the island 300 feet below

The castle contains many artifacts in the museum
Including a topographic model of the region
Looking back up at the castle from the path
View from the town below
The town church
The Christmas Markets are still open