Feb 11, 2017 - 6:27 PM
in reply to Arno
You expressed an interest in less busy trails so here is an idea for you!
As your trip is based in the Bernese Oberland, an unusual hike/walk can be made from Brienz, if you make your way there first. Take the Postbus from next to the rail station to Axalp (you can find bus times from sbb website). The bus ride is fun - twisty and narrow road.
Get off at the terminus and make a note of the times of return buses! Look for a carving of a hiker pointing to the trail to the left then simply follow that trail - it is called Schnitzerweg (German for carver way) - there are carvings all along the trail which leads down to a small lake. there are fine views over Brienz at the early part of the walk before it goes through the trees.
Students from the wood-carving college in Brienz did these carvings after a storm damaged a lot of the trees so they turned them into something beautiful/interesting.
It is not a difficult trail but will not be crowded and will certainly be a bit different! Take a camera to take photographs of the carvings. You return by the same route. There are two places to eat near the bus stop if you need refreshments before catching you bus back to Brienz.