Hinterburgseeli trail – Axalp



4.57 km long

All snowshoe trails on the Axalp start at the Axalp/Sportbahnen bus stop. Behind the Axalp Stübli restaurant, the snowshoe trail follows the famous summer “woodcarving trail”, which in winter is covered with a deep layer of snow. A little caution is advised along the “Gausband” ridge. Otherwise, the track runs through untouched forests and over glittering snow fields to the mystical Hinterburgseeli. The same easy track will take you back to the start of the trail on the Axalp.


Safety guidelines

This route is marked as a snowshoe trail, however has not been specially prepared.


We recommend the following equipment: Sturdy, waterproof hiking shoes, light- to medium-weight backpack, cold protection, sun protection, hiking sticks, first aid kit, snacks, tea in a thermos flask, mobile phone.


By car: After exiting the autobahn at Brienz, follow the signs marked Axalp.
Numerous car parks on the Axalp.

Public transit

How to get there: Take the PostBus from Brienz train station to Axalp/Sportbahnen.


Swisstopo Landeskarte 1209 Brienz 1:25’000, bestellen unter: https://www.wanderplaner.ch/sommer/web-shop/

Additional information

Hinterburgseeli nature reserve

  • The region around the Hinterburgsee lake encompasses a nature reserve, where signposted rules must be observed.

  • The land and waters are privately owned by the Hinterburg cooperative.

tour facts
start: Axalp/Sportbahnen
destination: Axalp/Sportbahnen


02:00:00 h

4.57 km

250 m

250 m

1,535 m

1,640 m

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