From Brienz you take the postbus up to the terminus on Axalp and the start of the Woodcarving Trail. A relatively easy walk that is also suitable for children and offers the opportunity to enjoy a barbecue in the Hinterburgseeli nature reserve.
The whole route is lined with many woodcarvings that carvers from the Brienz region have sculpted from tree trunks, the remains of trees damaged by the Lothar storm and the avalanche winter of 1999.
The Woodcarving Trail first leads along an undulating path across Alpine pastures and through sparse woodland. A steep zigzag path then runs down to charming Lake Hinterburgseeli.
The return hike takes about 2 to 3 hours, depending on the time you spend admiring the carved figures. The height difference is very slight at around 100 metres. The trail is located at about 1500 metres above sea level.
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