Schwander Life Path



3.55 km long
Thematic Trail
The four-km Schwander Life Path is lined by thirteen carved wooden figures with reflective poems and quotes on life. The figures have been created in cooperation with the Brienz Woodcarving School.

The circular trail affords impressive views of Lake Brienz. The Life Path leads from Schwanden Gemeindehaus (municipal offices) to the Schonegg vantage point and barbecue spot and on to Schwanderbedli, a swimming pool in woodland and ideal for families. Benches along the trail offer the chance to take a break. The hiking trail is marked by 16 signposts, each with a carved bird.
The trail can be taken with an all-terrain children's buggy (some uneven uphill sections).



The starting point and end point of the Schwander Life Path is the entrance with the community crest of Schwanden-.


From Lucerne via the Brünig Pass. From Bern via the motorway and the A8 Autostrasse. At the Brienz exit take the road towards Brienz then follow the signs to Schwanden.
Free parking is available on Lamm in Schwanden at the «Gischterhittli» (waste collection house).

Public transit

There is a regular bus service to Schwanden from Brienz railway station (Unterschwanden bus stop).

Additional information

Interlaken Tourism
Marktgasse 1
CH-3800 Interlaken
0041 33 826 53 00
[email protected]


Brienz Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 143
CH-3855 Brienz
0041 33 952 80 80
[email protected]



tour facts


01:30:00 h

3.55 km

86 m

86 m

647 m

735 m

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