Demonstration of printing on a reconstructed Gutenberg's printing machine and prints of certificates
The Bled estate was managed by ministerials, caretakers and castle staff according to the feudal order. Later, the Bishops of Brixen leased their property. One of the castle leaseholders was Herbard Auersperg of Turjak. Under Auersperg, the castle was a Protestant stronghold and in June 1561 it was visited by a Slovenian Protestant reformer Primož Trubar. Trubar wrote the first books in Slovene; Catechismus and Abecedarium, both printed in 1550 in Tübingen.
The castle printing works houses a reconstructed Gutenberg's wooden printing press which the master printer uses to demonstrate printing on hand-made paper with historical blocks and lead letters. If you wish to have a memorial certificate, turn into a castle master printer for several minutes and after some hard work you will learn to appreciate the “black” art.