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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Tour history (B05569)
First published: Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013
Last updated: Montag, 14. Juli 2014
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