We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Features Animals
Review Highlights
Small and friendly

This is a lovely little hamlet with friendly hotels and local people. An ideal place for that... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Rob D
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Wonderful Trail

There are wonderful views here and the highlight of our visit was the walk around the carved tree... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Larbert, United Kingdom
Read all 54 reviews
All photos (55)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“wood carvings”(5 reviews)
“lake brienz”(4 reviews)
“carver”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Brienz, Switzerland
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Brienz
from US$81.23
More Info
from US$101.80
More Info
from US$71.98
More Info
Reviews (54)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wood carvings lake brienz carver trees benches trail
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a lovely little hamlet with friendly hotels and local people. An ideal place for that winter ski-ing break

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rob D
Reviewed 20 September 2018

There are wonderful views here and the highlight of our visit was the walk around the carved tree stumps. it is a steep drive up but the views are great. Lovely lunch in the Axalp Stubli

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Duncan014
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The way up to Axalp is an adventure by itself, 30 min from Brienz. Once reached we were rewarded by a breathtaking view of the mountains and the Lake below. There is a little shop that closes at 17.30 hr. The hiking trails are pretty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 113munak
Reviewed 2 July 2018

There are many elements and activities available in Axalp. If you want to do a truly special, beautiful and unusual hike, they this one and prepare to be amazed. The hike is about an hour with some mild elevation changes and plenty of benches along...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DanB182
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We stayed in an airbnb for a few days. It had great views, walk up and down the mountain top was scenic and the view of lake Brienz from the mountain was just amazing. The blue color was something to see. We couldn't get enough...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Nidhi H
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank T K
Reviewed 28 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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Nancy J
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
Hotel Chemihuttli
35 reviews
.29 km away
Grandhotel Giessbach
736 reviews
2.10 km away
Beauregard - Casagrande Holiday
3 reviews
3.92 km away
Seehotel Baren Brienz
119 reviews
3.96 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 30 nearby restaurants
Steinbock Hotel Restaurant
147 reviews
3.94 km away
Hotel Lindenhof
44 reviews
4.24 km away
Cafe Walz
50 reviews
3.92 km away
43 reviews
3.79 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 13 nearby attractions
Brienz Rothorn Bahn
419 reviews
4.04 km away
Lake Brienz
704 reviews
3.92 km away
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
786 reviews
4.78 km away
Giessbach Waterfall
298 reviews
2.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 July 2018|
Response from rab7111 | Reviewed this property |
No car driving. Only walking, but nice trail.
Google Translation
11 April 2016|
Response from rab7111 | Reviewed this property |
Google Translation