Ojstrica – Lake Bled’s Most Scenic Viewpoint

If you wish to visit Slovenia, I’m sure one of the reasons why is because you’ve seen a bunch of breathtaking photos of Lake Bled, am I right? Lake Bled is our little gem and probably one of the most picturesque lakes you can find. With the castle on one side, the little island (and its famous church) in the middle of the lake and the Alps in the background, this place truly looks like a postcard.

While each corner around Lake Bled tends to be very Instagrammable, there is one spot in particular which everyone seems to absolutely love snapping photos of. It’s a viewpoint with a romantic wooden bench on the top, where you can see the whole lake and its surroundings from above.

This place is called (drumroll please) … Ojstrica viewpoint!

Once a secret viewpoint

Just until recently only locals knew about this spot but with the rise of social media, the viewpoint is, of course, more and more famous every day since it offers such stunning views.

How to get there?

Easy! It’s a fairly simple hike up to the viewpoint and I promise you, the views will be totally worth it!

Once you reach Lake Bled, the easiest starting point would be the Zaka parking lot close to Camping Bled. From there you will already see the sign for Ojstrica and Mala Osojnica. Follow it and don’t get scared as the path will take you through the forest in the beginning. After 15-25 minutes of an easy hike, you will reach a sign that separates Ojstrica and Mala Osojnica. Head to the right and after five minutes you will reach Ojstrica (611 m). Furthermore, if you wish to extend your hike you can head to Mala Osojnica (691 m) afterwards which offers spectacular views as well.

Best time to visit the viewpoint

I recommend heading out there either in the morning or during sunset, to capture the lake in the best light. Moreover, early in the morning there will be fewer people there as well. For instance, we were at the top at around 8 am and had the place entirely to ourselves for around an hour!

Here you go, I sincerely hope Lake Bled (and Slovenia in general) is on your travel bucket list. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever visited my beloved home country. Or if you perhaps plan to. I would love to hear your stories! :)

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