Pletna boat wooden interior. Bled Castle/Blejski grad, 1011 AD, Slovenia, Europe.
The distinctive Pletna boats on Lake Bled can carry 20 people in their handsome wooden interior, designed in 1590. A colourful awning protects passengers from sun and weather. Pletna boats carry tourists across Lake Bled under the medieval Bled Castle (Slovene: Blejski grad, German: Burg Veldes), which was built a little before 1011 AD on a cliff above the city of Bled, in what is now Slovenia, Europe. Visitors enjoy riding the two-paddle Pletna boats to Bled Island (Blejski otok, the only natural island in Slovenia), upon which stands the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Slovenian: Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), built in the 1400s and now popular for romantic weddings. The respected title of "Pletnarstvo," Pletna oarsman, has been handed down within specific families from generation to generation.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download