Bled, together with its stunning natural beauty and its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. It is known for its mild climate and thermal lake water. The beauty of the mountains reflect on the lake as the sun and fresh air awaken pleasant feelings of its visitors throughout the year. The path around the lake, 6 kilometres long, is ideal for simple recreation. Visitors can cool off in the lake during the summer months or just enjoy the beach. The most recognizable symbol of the lake is located on the small island of Bled, the church of the Assumption, on which are visible signs of a long and varied history. In the immediate vicinity of Bled lies the Triglav National Park, one of the oldest European parks that still teems with numerous animal species.