Bled Castle

by Agnes Felber November. 09, 2011 3153 views

History of the castle

It has been over a thousand years since on 10 April 1004 the German king Henry II signed a donation deed in Trento, Tyrol, ceding the ownership of the Bled estate in Carniola to Albuin, Bishop of Brixen, and the Bishopric of Brixen as a sign of gratitude for the assistance the church offered to the Emperor in his attempts to strengthen the German rule in this part of Northern Italy. The charter makes no mention of the castle. Most likely, only a Romanesque tower stood on a steep white rock at the time. In 1011 Henry II signed another deed of donation to include the castle and the land in the size of thirty king's farms (i.e. the area between the Sava Bohinjka and the Sava Dolinka).

Upon the first subsequent mention of Bled made in 1011 in another Henry II's donation deed, the name was explicitly used to refer to the castle on the rock – castellum Veldes. This 1011 charter is proof to the fact that at that time the castle building had already been erected. After the year 1000, the Bishops of Sabien moved the seat of their South Tyrolean bishopric between Brenner and Bolzano to Brixen. The deed of donation referring to the Bled estate was kept in the bishopric archives in Brixen.

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Juhász Imre 5 years, 11 months ago

Fotós paradicsom és történész csemege!

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Jarvo Laysell 5 years, 11 months ago

What a fantastic looking place. Thanks for showing us.

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Darlene Foster 5 years, 11 months ago

Interesting shots of this amazing castle on the rocks. Looks like the day was a bit gray, but who cares when you have all this to look at! Love the window shot in #7 and you even shot the commode! LOL!

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Mike Meliska 5 years, 11 months ago

Very interesting set.

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Mallusatish Reddy 5 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic photos,what a beautiful place~!~

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Paolo Martini 5 years, 11 months ago

meravigliosi scorci Agnes
Thank you for sharing !

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Kovã¡Cs Ferenc 5 years, 11 months ago

milyen sok azonosság van az ausztriai várakkal ! - mondom én felfedezve a spanyol viaszkot.
ilyesmi budi (vagy még elegánsabb) van a sárospataki várban is.

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lesdeuxd 5 years, 11 months ago

This is a good set. We cordially invite you to discover our own:

5 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gian Luigi 5 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful set!Fantastic faux marble decoration in local W.C! :-)

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