Axalp snowshoe hiking

Stages: Axalp, Alpengasthof–Gausband–Hinterburgseeli–Teiffental

Discover this great snowshoe trail that takes you through unspoilt landscape. Starting in Brienz, the Postbus will bring you up the Axalp alpine slope to start the trail. You then carry on down along Lake Hinterburgseeli, before finishing up in Teiffental.

The snowshoe trail starts behind the Axalp Stübli restaurant at the Postbus stop "Axalp, Sportbahnen", before continuing on down the snowy Schnitzlerweg. Special attention should be paid when you come to the ridge (Gausband). Otherwise the route will take you through untouched forests and across glistening fields of snow, until you reach the mystical Lake Hinterburgseeli. Arriving in the heavily snowed region of Gou, the trail continues along the summer route to the PostBus stop “Brienzerberg, Teiffental”. From here, the Postbus will either bring you back to the starting point at Sportbahnen Axalp or directly to Brienz.

The blue route is well suited to inexperienced hikers and no previous knowledge is required.
Snow shoes can be rented from the sports shop on the Axalp slope.


Axalp, Sportbahnen–Alpengasthof–Gausband–Hinterburgseeli–Teiffental.

Journey details

Duration 3 hours
Difficulty easy
Distance 5.8 Kilometres
Altitude difference 170 Metres
Arrival With PostBus route 155 from Brienz BE, railway station to Axalp, Sportbahnen
Return travel With PostBus route 155 from Brienzerberg, Teiffental to Axalp, Sportbahnen or Brienz BE, railway station

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Timetable no. 31.155 Brienz–Axalp (Axalp route)


No reservations can be accepted for individual travellers (1–9 people). For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required.

Bicycle transport

Bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle. More information can be found under Bicycle and PostBus

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

All journeys wheelchair accessible. For information call +41 848 100 222.

Contact details


Sportbahnen Axalp Windegg AG
3855 Brienz BE