In 2012 Liberty Seminars are moving to Lake Bled, a glacial lake situated in a picturesque environment, surrounded by mountains and forests. A medieval castle stands above the lake on the north shore. Bled Island, situated in the middle of the lake is the only natural island in Slovenia.
There are several buildings on the island, the main one being the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, a popular wedding destination.
The lake itself was host to the World Rowing Championships in 1966, 1979, 1989 and 2011 due to its excellent conditions for the sport.
The Lake Bled region is also known in Slovenia for its traditional vanilla-and-cream pastry called kremsnita, from the German Cremeschnitte.
Location 2008-2011: Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
The first four annual Liberty Seminars took place in one of Central Europe's most beautiful regions, the glacial valley of Bohinj, which is located in the southern part of Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Bohinj is the most popular glacial valley of the Julian Alps, located in the southern part of Triglav National Park. The park is considered a wonderful example of Slovenia's natural and cultural heritage. It is also one of the oldest national parks in Europe and the only national park in Slovenia. It was founded as long ago as 1906 and originally comprised the area of the Triglav Lakes Valley. In 1981 the park was enlarged and now covers an area of 83,807 hectares, including the Slovene Julian Alps almost entirely. The highest point of the park, and also in the country, is the peak of Triglav mountain (2864m), from which the park takes its name.