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The Church on the Island - Bled, Slovenia

Every wish can come true. Ring the wishing bell and believe.

According to the legend, a young widow Poliksena who once lived at Bled Castle had a golden bell casted for the chapel on the island in memory of her husband. During the transport of the bell, a terrible storm capsized the boat and to this day the bell is said to ring from the depths of the lake. After the widow died, the Pope consecrated a new bell and sent it to the island. It is said that whoever rings this bell and thereby gives honour to Virgin Mary will get his wish to come true.

Collection: Sights of Europe
Credits: Neven Krcmarek

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