3rd Train-the-Foot-Trainer course
 
Bled is a most renewed and popular tourist destinations in Slovenia, combining history and legends with breathtaking beauty of the landscape and nature.
The most prominent symbol of Bled is an island, set in the middle of the glacial Alpine Lake, surrounded by high, picturesque mountains, deep forests, crystal clear water and overlooked by a romantic castle on the top of the cliff.
In 1004, the town of Bled was mentioned for the first time when the German Emperor, Henry II, gifted it to the Bishop of Brixen. At that distant time, a Roman tower already stood at the top of the cliff rising vertically 100 m above the lake, and is still a part of the mighty castle that now houses a museum collection. 
The town flourished in the Middle Ages due to pilgrims, and these were superseded in the 19th century by the first tourists. The Swiss hydropathist, Arnold Rikli, discovered that the gentle climate and the lake and thermal waters are a source of good health and well-being. Local people supplemented the health spa offer with guest houses and hotels.The town, already famous at the beginning of the 20th century as the most beautiful health spa of the then Austrian Empire, attracted the European aristocratic elite. After WWII, one of the most attractive state residences of the former regime was placed in Bled.
Cosmopolitan seekers of diversity and beauty, of relaxation and inspiration, tranquillity and the challenges of the sport will find here a multitude of opportunities. Walking and coaching trails around the lake, traditional boats, ringing the island’s wishing bell, the castle treasures, the nearby ski pistes, mountain trails, golf courses, hunting, fishing, the casino, congress facilities – all these are but fragments of Bled’s attraction, which is truly worth experiencing. And those who experience it, long for it again and again.