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Axalp – panoramic views over Lake Brienz

Get ready to be fascinated by the beauty of nature and the majestic mountains

Experience unforgettable picture-perfect moments amid the unique mountain scenery. The Axalp lies 1535 m above sea level on a plateau above the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz. A wide range of mountain and nature experiences await you here, whatever the season. In summer, hike to the magical green mountain lake and in winter, ski down the slopes with your family. Active recreation in a relaxed atmosphere is the name of the game.

Experience a home from home with stunning views

You feel very close to nature in Axalp.  Amid a picturesque alpine landscape and surrounded by the adjacent mountain peaks, the village radiates a feeling of homeliness and comfort. Axalp lies about 1535 m above sea level and forms part of the municipality of Brienz. You can get to Axalp by PostBus or car in 35 minutes from Brienz. Do you ride an e-bike or a mountain bike? The winding road up to Axalp is both beautiful and challenging to climb, but you’ll be able to enjoy its clear, soothing mountain air when you finally reach the top. The village, with its pretty chalets, wooden houses and alpine huts is laid out like a panoramic terrace and situated on an idyllic plateau high above Lake Brienz. Admire the majestic mountain landscape that surrounds you and enjoy the intense turquoise of the glistening lake in the valley below. Axalp offers guaranteed picture-perfect moments. Whatever the time of year, Axalp is a wonderful holiday resort and the ideal starting point for mountain and nature experiences.

Starting point for hikes and mountain tours

From spring to autumn, a variety of hiking trails and mountain tours will take you from Axalp into the stunning natural landscape and up to the majestic mountain peaks. Would you like to undertake a leisurely circular hike or is climbing a summit more your thing? Find out about the various routes in advance Whatever your preference, Axalp has what you're looking for. As a nature lover, discover active recreation on the picturesque woodcarving trail. A winding, varied trail leads you past hand-carved wooden sculptures to the magical Lake Hinterburg, where you are sure to be enchanted by the emerald hue of the idyllic mountain lake. As you progress, your perspective of the shimmering turquoise tones of Lake Brienz continually changes. Pack a picnic or enjoy a barbecue at the official barbecue point. Take a break and recharge your batteries amid the beauty of nature.

A wide range of winter sports in a relaxed atmosphere

Skifahrer im Skigebiet auf der Axalp mit Blilcka uf den türkisen Brienzersee und Brienz

In winter, Axalp transforms into a snow-covered natural paradise with stunning views over the wintry mountains and lakes. This small but beautiful winter sports region offers charm, a family-friendly atmosphere and genuine hospitality. A chair lift and three tow lifts provide access to the 15 km of excellently groomed pistes of various levels of difficulty. Children can enjoy themselves on two free children’s ski lifts in the “Axiland” children’s paradise.  Ski across the powdery snow and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Familie macht Pause im Schnee während dem Schlittelplausch mit Blick auf den Brienzersee

A panoramic toboggan run on the Windegg also promises lots of fun on runners. There is also plenty to explore on foot. Discover Axalp’s winter wonderland on romantic winter hiking or snowshoe trails, or perhaps try out the cross-country ski run. Experience unforgettable days in Axalp amid a natural wintry idyll.

Enjoy the panoramic views with an overnight stay

Alphütten auf grüner Sommerwiese mit blauem Himmel auf der Axalp ob Brienz

A variety of pretty alpine huts and restaurants are the perfect place to relax after an active day of winter sports or an eventful hike. Recharge your batteries with some delicious Swiss specialities and fall under the spell of the majestic mountain panorama. Sit back and relax on the comfortable sun terraces. Discover the many accommodation options and spend your holidays or long weekend in Axalp. Choose between comfortable holiday apartments, welcoming hotel rooms and a variety of house rental options for groups.

Your highlights at a glance

  • A charming, natural location for excursions and holidays

  • Panoramic views over Lake Brienz and the mountains

  • Variety of activities for every season

  • Stunningly beautiful hike to picturesque Lake Hinterburg

  • Family-friendly excursion destination

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Check the weather conditions in advance

  • Good footwear and weatherproof clothing are recommended

  • Bring the appropriate equipment for your planned activity

  • Enquire about the options for hiring winter sports equipment in Axalp in good time

  • Check PostBus times if arriving by public transport

Personal tip

“Small, beautiful and with oodles of charm – Axalp is a real personal haven for me and my family. We feel well looked after here. We enjoy hiking to Lake Hinterburg in the summer and my children enjoy skiing in Axiland in the winter.”

Discover the impressive variety of experiences on the Axalp:

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