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History of pletna boat

Famos Slovenian Song Writer once said:

“The Land of Kranjska not has a nicer place as is with surroundings this image of paradise”

The only Slovenian island is located in an alpine lake called Lake Bled. And to the island we would like to invite you with a boat called Pletna. Pletna is a name for a 7 meter long and 2 meter wide wooden boat. The name comes from a German word Pleten. That is a name for wooden boats that still carry guests on Austrian lakes. Pletna has through the years gotten the shape that has today. The credit for that goes to the skilled boat carpenters from the village Mlino. First notes in the church books go back to the middle ages of the 12 century. In those days have the poor farmers from the village Mlino that lies on the south coast of Lake Bled Lake received from the authorities and assignment, so instead of paying local tax they had to take pilgrims to the island. Later on at the times of the empress Maria Theresa have the boatmen received so called ˝servatute rights˝. Those rights were given to 20 families from the village and they were the only ones who cloud transport people to the island. From the time on the pletna-boat business goes from generation to generation. Of course through the years Pletna become bigger and better

Pletna Today

Pletna that we know today is completely safe and comfortable for the Bled Lake. Our boat rides offer many pleasures to our passengers.


History of pletna boat

History of pletna boat


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Pletna Time Line

Pletna is 7 meters long and about 2 meters wide wooden boat which is rowed standing . This type of vessel is an known only to lake Bled.

12. century
Farmers as a compensation for tax, carry passengers and pilgrims to the Bled island.

18. century
Empress Maria Theresia grantes servatut rights, to the farmers who complained about the a loss of arable land. Most of them originate from Mlino village on the southeastern coast of Lake Bled. About 19 families has the rights that are passed from generation to generation until today.

After the Second World War, pletnas are nationalized and boatmen run them for a national company Grajska till

1955 first boatman gets license as a independent contractor, and is soon followed by others.

From 1955 to today there are 23 Pletnas and boatmen work inside of an association PletnaBled the modern form of guilds. The members of the association are subject to rules which the owner of pletna boats mostly respected



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