Schnitzlerweg
Schnitzlerweg

Hiking

Schnitzlerweg

Axalp, Sportbahnen–Axalp, Sportbahnen

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Schnitzlerweg

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 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. 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.

From Chruttmettli the route leads north down the meadow, along the forest, which takes you to the original woodcarving trail. From here, turning left, you get back to the starting point.

The avalanche winter of 98/99 and hurricane-force storm Lothar caused colossal damage at the Hinterburgsee lake and along the trail to Axalp. With great own initiative, woodcarvers from the Brienz region set to work and carved numerous sculptures from the tree trunks. Up to now they have created over 100 figures.
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 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. 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.

From Chruttmettli the route leads north down the meadow, along the forest, which takes you to the original woodcarving trail. From here, turning left, you get back to the starting point.

The avalanche winter of 98/99 and hurricane-force storm Lothar caused colossal damage at the Hinterburgsee lake and along the trail to Axalp. With great own initiative, woodcarvers from the Brienz region set to work and carved numerous sculptures from the tree trunks. Up to now they have created over 100 figures.
6 km | 1 Stage
400 m | 400 m
2 h 05 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Axalp, Sportbahnen
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Signalization

Signalization
From the Sportbahnen bus stop on Axalp you follow the Hinterburgseeli (Schnitzlerweg) signpost. At the Hinterburgseeli lake you follow the Chruttmettli – Axalp signpost. From Chruttmettli you hike down to Farnigen and follow the already familiar trail back to Axalp.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Axalp, Sportbahnen
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
3800 Interlaken
Tel. +41 (0)33 826 53 00
mail@interlakentourism.ch
www.interlaken.ch