Interesting visits

Bled Castle was this year's final destination of the Jailbreak 2015 charity event

Bled, 8 March 2015 - Jailbreak is a national charity event organised in 2013 at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland for the first time. Student teams taking part in the event have 36 hours to reach the selected final destination - they get individual clues during the race - and are not allowed to use their own money for the journey. Money is raised for the selected humanitarian organisations during the exciting race, this year for Amnesty International and St. Vincent de Paul. This year's goal was to raise 100,000 pounds for charitable purposes.

The event takes place in social media, where organisers encourage donations and a support team accompanies the competitors in the field by means of a special application following their path all the time and giving clues about the final destination with a time delay.

This year's event began on 7 March at 9 am with a group start in front of Trinity College in Dublin when 97 teams set out on a journey to the Balkan Peninsula (these were the first instructions to the competitors).

Airlines were not allowed to provide free transportation to the competitors at that weekend and, apart from that, the rules of the race allow only one flight not longer than two hours. Friends, family and the residents of the countries through which they are travelling may assist the competitors.

Two third-year students at the Trinity University, Hugh Weldon and Ahmad Mu’azzam reached the final destination - Bled Castle - seven hours prior to the expiry of the 36-hour deadline set for student teams participating in this year's Jailbreak 2015 charity event.
Nine teams reached the final destination filled with exciting experiences.

The winners, although all teams could be said to be the winners after such a strenuous journey, Hugh Weldon and Ahmad Mu'azzam, were faced with the hardest decision when they were trying to decide whether Croatia or Slovenia was the target country. At the time when they arrived in Ljubljana, the last clue had already been made known. Therefore, they "treated themselves with a taxi to Bled and were the first to reach the final destination, Bled Castle.

Although their journey was exciting, many a decision which later proved to be the right one was also the result of the lack of money. "If we had had only two Euros more we could have driven in a completely different direction," said the two likeable competitors, both future Mechanical Engineers.

Lea Ferjan, Bled Culture Institute: "The event organisers chose Bled Castle as the final destination this year. We were extremely delighted with that since we wish the castle and its contents to live also with the younger generations.  With the charity event supported strongly by social media where the young are very "at home", they achieve exceptional successes with their unstoppable energy which they filled Bled Castle with, raising more donations each year and thus more than achieving the goal of the charity event. The Bled Culture Institute took part in how the event proceeded and also used it to promote Bled and Slovenia."


 

Third-year students at the Trinity University Hugh Weldon in Ahmad Mu’azzam Third-year students at the Trinity University Hugh Weldon in Ahmad Mu’azzam Successful arrival of competition teams to the final destination Successful arrival of competition teams to the final destination Successful arrival of competition teams to the final destination Successful arrival of competition teams to the final destination

 

 

Bled Castle also hosted movie stars

Among the many events accompanying the 1st International Bled Film Festival (17-21 June 2014), at Bled Castle talks with a view also took place. The guests were world-famous actors and celebrities: Caterina Murino, Nimrat Kaur, Rade Šerbeđija and Armand Assante.
 
The new international, socially engaged festival in Slovenia on environmental issues concerning water and water resources conservation in the world, was held in Bled in several locations under the slogan Moving pictures for a better world.

 

Caterina Murino and Lado Bizovičar Caterina Murino and Lado Bizovičar Nimrat Kaur and Lado Bizovičar Nimrat Kaur and Lado Bizovičar Nimrat Kaur Nimrat Kaur
Rade Šerbeđija and Vesna Milek Rade Šerbeđija and Vesna Milek Armand Assante und Rade Šerbeđija Armand Assante and Rade Šerbeđija Armand Assante and Branko Đurić Armand Assante and Branko Đurić

 

 

Stanley Cup at Bled Castle

Anze Kopitar, the NHL's first player from Slovenia with the Stanley Cup, on 16. 7. 2012 at Bled Castle.

 

Anze Kopitar, the NHL's first player from Slovenia with the Stanley Cup, at Bled Castle. Anze Kopitar, the NHL's first player from Slovenia with the Stanley Cup, at Bled Castle. Anze Kopitar, the NHL's first player from Slovenia with the Stanley Cup, at Bled Castle.
 
   
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