Axalp, Brienz

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Axalp is a resort area in the Swiss Alps, located in the Bernese Oberland. It is composed of several hamlets between 1458and. The resort sits on a terrace overlooking Lake Brienz, in the region of Brienz. Axalp belongs to the latter municipality.
In winter Axalp includes a ski area.
The flight demonstration Axalp is an air show of the Swiss Air Force on the shooting range Axalp-Ebenfluh in the mountains at 2,250 m above sea level above the Axalp in Brienz Canton Bern. It is usually held annually over two days on the beginning of October. In each case, at 14:00 clock the event will be opened by a Cougar, which comes out shot over the ridge and firing in a steep turn all flares. This is followed by performances by fire-fighting and rescue operations with helicopters. Then offer the fighter pilots with their target shooting the main part. Suddenly emerging from the abyss they fire on the bright-colored cloths, which are the targets, and pull their machines seemingly at the last moment before the nearby mountain wall high around in a screwing behind the ridge dive. The Patrouille Suisse shows the result of their respective standard program. A demonstration of the Cougar is the conclusion of the event.
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  • The Schnitzlerweg on the Axalp is a beautiful manicured hiking trail with lots of great different carved figures. These are really worth seeing and especially inspire the children. After a drink in Axalp Stübli you walk through the field and forest and reach the Hinterburgseeli in about 2 hours. Here you can enjoy a picnic and admire the beautiful scenery and this dreamlike little lake. The way to help is steep and narrow and not suitable for children.
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  • At the beginning of October, the fan community of the Swiss Air Force meets to experience the flying shooting on the Axalp. Nowhere in the world is one closer to the action than at this Air Force demonstration. If the weather is good and the implementation takes place, you have to expect up to 8,000 spectators. The journey is only possible by the official shuttle bus from Brienz. Then go up to the Windegg on the chairlift. After that, there is a 1 1/2 to 2 hour climb on the agenda. Good footwear and fitness are a prerequisite for the strenuous rise. From the first floor, you can still climb to the second floor in 1/2 hour and watch the action from there. The Swiss army creates enough toilets on the mountain and there are also food and drink. A camera and mobile phone are recommended to capture the great moments. The event takes place for 3 days each and is truly an incredible experience.
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