For a better orientation you have the possibility to see the approach via video from 2012. Since then, the bridge over the Giessbach has been renewed:

For ecological reasons, we recommend traveling by public transportation. However, there is a public parking area available on Schweibenalp. In winter, access is only possible with appropriate equipment.

Arrival by public transport

Travel to Brienz by train via Lucerne or Bern. From Brienz railroad station, take the post bus towards “Axalp”, getting off at the stop “Bramisegg”. You find travel routes and timetable at

The center is approx. 800m (approx. 15 min walk) from the Bramisegg stop.

On request there is a pick-up service from Brienz station (CHF 38 per trip for up to 4 people, CHF 46 for 5 to 8 people). The pick up service from the Postbus stop “Bramisegg” to Schweibenalp is free of charge. Please arrange the transfer timely.

Arrival by plane

The closest airport is Zurich-Kloten. It is a 2:45h train ride. Train schedule at:

Arrival by car

Take the highway exit A8 Brienz / Giessbach / Axalp, then drive up the mountain in the direction of Axalp until you reach the restaurant “Bramisegg”. Take the side road on the right for about 800m through the forest. Stay right at the fork in the road.

The GPS data for Schweibenalp are: 46.729594 8.0228760

It is also possible to park the car in Brienz and take the Postbus or our pick-up service to Schweibenalp.

Here you can see a video with the route to Schweibenalp