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The Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary on the island is known for its wishing bell and well-loved by newly-weds: Slovenian tradition says that groom has to climb up to the church by 99-step stairs holding his bride in his hands to make the marriage happy.
The island is also a place for rowing competitions.
How to do?
Photo: A boat is seated for four, © paul_j_rhodes
Or board a pletna boat - a boatman will give you a slow ride around the lake, and then drop you at any place you want.
Photo: A handmade wooden boat "pletna"
2. Boats moor right at the 99-step stairs leading up to the Assumption of Mary Church. Buy a ticket and come inside; here you'll find a bell that according to the legend makes your wishes come true - pull a rope swinging the bell to ring three times.
Photo: Stairs to the Church of the Assumption
Where to do?
The island on Bled Lake is 10 kilometers from Ljubljana. The lake is surrounded by the Julian Alps and forests.4