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