Slovenia: Lake Bohinj, A Hidden Gem

Lake Bohinj is almost as pretty as Lake Bled. I say almost, because the day I went there, it was raining monsoon over me, so I didn’t quite get the best view. Enjoying a lake is definitely weather dependent, and unfortunately I didn’t have time to wait another day for the weather to clear up! It went from 25 degrees sunshine to 12 degrees and pouring rain within the span of a day. I guess that’s European September weather for you. It’s stability can never be trusted, nor can the weather forecast.

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Anyways, Lake Bohinj is much larger; almost double the size of lake Bled, but it doesn’t have the cute island in the middle. What is does have in its vicinity are the river streams, a waterfall, and the countryside huts and cottages. For the 30 minutes that it stopped raining, I was able to explore these streams. The weather was grey and cloudy, but the water was still a crystal clear green.

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If you had a full 6-8 hours in a day with good weather, its possible to cover both the lakes, and I would recommend doing so as well. They both have their own charm. Also, Lake Bohinj is only a 45-minute drive away from Lake Bled, so there’s really nothing stopping you! 🙂

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