Bled Weather January Averages, Slovenia
January is one of the coldest months of the year in Bled.
Daytime temperatures only reach a high of 4°C and can fall to a bitterly cold -3°C in the evenings.
You are likely to experience snow if you visit at this time of year, but this only adds to the picturesque beauty of the lake, castle and surrounding hills.
Be sure to wrap up warm and stay safe: hats, gloves and scarves are a must and, if you intend to be out and about, then walking boots are a good idea as the ground will most likely be wet and icy.
In spite of the cold, Bled is an area of such outstanding natural beauty that it is worth a visit at any time of year.
The centrepiece of the area is Lake Bled. This glacial lake is surrounded by the Julian Alps and is roughly one mile square of breathtaking beauty. On a clear, calm day there are boat tours available all year round, and this is a great opportunity for amateur photographers to get some really outstanding pictures of the area.
Overlooking the lake is the imposing Bled Castle. Situated on a rocky outcrop 130m above the lake, this medieval castle looks like something out of a gothic fairytale and adds to the timelessness of the surroundings!
There is plenty to see on the inside, too; the museum tells you more about the history of the area and the grounds also boast a wine cellar, a forge and a herbal gallery. The castle is also available for functions such as weddings.
Hiking is popular in Bled as it is located next to Triglav National Park, the centrepiece of which is Mount Triglav Slovenia's highest mountain. Within the park there are also many glacial lakes and cascading waterfalls.