Bernese Oberland

Axalp is a clearing at 1535 metres altitude above the resort of Brienz. It can be reached by post bus or car in 35 minutes from the village. Axalp is ideally located for hiking in summer and skiing in winter.

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There are many hiking and mountain trails to explore in summer. A highly unusual hiking path ist he Woodcarving Path. He leads from Axalp to the tiny, tucked-away lake of Hinterburgseeli. The path is lined with many figures hewn from tree trunks by Brienz woodcarvers. A hike through the wild and romantic Giessbach Valley is a unique experience. Explore the valley of the famous Giessbach Falls.

An attraction of an entirely different kind is the Swiss Air Force’s annual fighter jet target practice, held in the mountains above Ax-alp.


  • Wood carving village of Brienz – Brienz, which is well-known as the "village of carving" has a long tradition in wood processing and to this day has a school for carving and violin-making.

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