From Brienz you take the postbus up to the terminus on Axalp and the start of the Woodcarving Trail. A fairly easy hike, also suitable for children, with the opportunity to swim and barbecue at Hinterburgseeli (lake).
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 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.
T 0041 33 826 53 00
CH- 3855 Brienz
Tel.: +41 (0)33 952 80 80
E- Mail: [email protected]
Brienz - Axalp - Farnigen - Hinterburgseeli