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Woodcarving Trail on Axalp above Brienz

Woodcarving Trail on Axalp above Brienz

Woodcarving Trail

Woodcarving Trail



Ziel Hinterburgsee fast erreicht

Ziel Hinterburgsee fast erreicht



Woodcarving Trail

Woodcarving Trail

View from Restaurant Hilten

View from Restaurant Hilten

Tour description

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.


Variante A: Those preferring not to return on the same trail can follow the signpost to Restaurant Hilten at Hinterburseeli. The route leads up a steep path across Alpine meadows with grazing cows (Axalp ski area pistes) and reaches the rustic Hilten mountain restaurant in around 45 minutes.

Variante B: From Hilten, hikers can either take a path down to the Woodcarving Trail or follow the road down to Axalp.

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Places along the route: Brienz - Axalp - Farnigen - Hinterburgseeli


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Tour history (B05569)

First published: Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013

Last updated: Montag, 14. Juli 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.interlaken.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 2.7 km | Time requirement: 1 h
Ascent: 85 m | Descent: 104 m
Highest point: 1620 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Interlaken Tourismus
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
T 0041 33 826 53 00

Brienz Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 143
CH- 3855 Brienz
Tel.: +41 (0)33 952 80 80
E- Mail: info@brienz-tourismus.ch