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.