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Stunning view on the turquoise Lake of Brienz

Stunning view on the turquoise Lake of Brienz

Schwander Life Path

Schwander Life Path

Schwander Life Path sculpture

Schwander Life Path sculpture

Schwander Life Path

Schwander Life Path

Schwander Life Path

Schwander Life Path

Sitzmöglichkeit am Schwander Lebensweg

Sitzmöglichkeit am Schwander Lebensweg

Tour description

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).


Variante A: The walk from Brienz railway station to the start of the circular trail takes about 20 minutes and passes the impressive flood defences for the Glyssibach stream.


Brienz can be reached from Lucerne or Interlaken with the Zentralbahn (railway). There is a regular bus service to Schwanden from Brienz railway station (Unterschwanden bus stop).

By road: 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).

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Places along the route: Schwanden - Oberschwanden - Brienz


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Tour history (B05673)

First published: Montag, 13. Januar 2014

Last updated: Montag, 14. Juli 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.brienzersee.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 3.7 km | Time requirement: 1½ h
Ascent: 86 m | Descent: 86 m
Highest point: 735 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Brienz Tourismus
Postfach 801
Hauptstrasse 143
CH- 3855 Brienz
T 0041 33 952 80 80

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

Internet Lebensweg: www.schwander-lebensweg.ch