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Brienz, Switzerland
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Wood carvers trail

A nice trail to Lake Hinterburgseeli, with lots of wood carvings along the way. If you take the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Fernie, Canada

We decided to hike to Axalp from Brienz. The path was lovely, winding through a beautiful forest... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Helen M
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Brienz, Switzerland
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

A nice trail to Lake Hinterburgseeli, with lots of wood carvings along the way. If you take the bus from Brienz make you sure you check the bus schedule because the could be up to 3 hours before another comes along.

Thank clarksm67
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We decided to hike to Axalp from Brienz. The path was lovely, winding through a beautiful forest, it was quite steep in places and took about three hours but my elderly parents managed it, although it was a challenge! There was not much open in...More

1  Thank Helen M
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This is an out of the way place to visit. It is up on the mountain about 20 minutes from Brienz. It over looks the valley and sometimes you are above the fog and up in the sunshine. It is a small ski town. There...More

Thank T K
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Loved this moderate hike to the Hinterburgsee. Discovering the wooden carvings by local artists, along the path was a highlight of the hike. Great experience. Bring food with you, options are limited for purchasing food in the area.

1  Thank Burghfoodie
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Scary drive up very narrow roads which are not meant for 2 small european cars at the same time. The view along the alpine lake along the way is spectacular, but in my opinion, the drive up is not worth it. The hike to the...More

1  Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 28 July 2015

It is a 1,5 hour walk slightly uphill, from Axalp to the mountain lake. The children will love it because there are about 100 woodcarvings along the path. A lot are cute animals, but also children, people. The lake is beautiful, and you can take...More

3  Thank A B
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The annual Fliegerschiessen Axalp is run by the Swiss Air Force in October at their Axalp-Ebenfluh gunnery range in the mountains above Meiringen. There is short airshow associated with the live gunnery featuring most of the types operated the Swiss Air Force. However, this show...More

3  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 19 August 2014

To get to Axalp, take the bus from Brienz. The trip up the sinuous (and narrow) road (requiring frequent soundings of the melodious horn) is a delightful experience. Inexperienced drivers should not try this in their own cars. You will be expected to back up...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We spent 4 days at Axalp. 2 times we walked the trail that take us to the Hinterburgseeli. It is not a difficult walk, about 1.5 hours each way, upper way go by Restaurant Hilten, it is a little bit more difficult/harder way. All the...More

1  Thank Pasi M
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We'd spent the morning at Giessbach Waterfalls and decided for lunch we'd take the car up to Axalp - a ski resort during the Winter months. The drive up there alone is terrific! You climb all the way, & at each turn have the opportunity...More

1  Thank Scuesa
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