Bled (German: Veldes) is a municipality in northwestern Slovenia in the region of Upper Carniola. The area within the Julian Alps is a popular tourist destination. It was part of the Habsburg empire. From 1364 until 1919, Bled (Veldes) was part of the Duchy of Carniola, except for a stint between 1809 and 1816 as one of the Napoleonic Illyrian Provinces. Bled is also known for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction.