Axalp Air Force live fire event above Brienz

On 10 and 11 October 2018 / training 9 October 2018

Information on the event

On 10 and 11 October 2018 the annual Swiss Air Force live fire event will take place at the Axalp–Ebenfluh air force shooting range, in the canton of Bern. The training will be held on 09 October 2018.

We know from experience that the event attracts many visitors. We recommend using public transport for the journey to Brienz.

The spectator areas are situated at an altitude of 2,200 m above sea level. Warm clothes, waterproofs and good shoes are indispensable.

The spectator areas can only be reached from Axalp/Windegg on foot by taking marked mountain paths. Visitors should wear suitable gear and be in good physical condition. The route is not recommended for children under the age of eight or for dogs, and spectators hike up to or descend from the air force firing range at their own risk.

The instructions of the safety officials must be followed at all times. Rescue and medical services will be available (see map). Help can be requested from the organisation managing security.

The performances start at 2pm sharp. Access paths to the Ebenfluh and Tschingel spectator areas will be closed after 1.30pm. The air force live fire event lasts for approx. 1 1/2 hours.

The entire area of the air force shooting range has been publicly designated a hazardous zone. On no account may cordoned off areas be entered.  During the air force live fire event, all spectators must remain within the marked and cordoned off safety zones.

A commentary on the air performances will be given in all spectator areas via a public address system. There are toilet facilities in all spectator areas.

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Parking and a shuttle service have been organised by civilian partners. Post Auto Schweiz AG, Flück-Reisen AG, Sportbahnen Axalp Windegg AG, and the cantonal police are responsible for managing the traffic from 9 to 11 October 2018.

The commune of Brienz is supporting the parking and shuttle service and has ordered that the road to Axalp be closed to private traffic in both directions. Please observe the notices and follow the instructions of the traffic wardens without fail.

From 09 to 11 October 2018, Axalp road will be closed from 5am to 10pm.

During the restricted periods, vehicles may only be parked for a fee in the private parking lots designated for this purpose in Brienz-Brunnen. A shuttle service to Axalp will be organised from there and also from Brienz railway station.

Shuttle service (Tuesday to Thursday):

5am – 12am from Brienz-Brunnen parking lot (P+R)

5.30am – 12am from Brienz railway station

3.15pm – 8pm from Axalp to Brienz-Brunnen parking lot and Brienz railway station (waiting times are to be expected).

The post bus Brienz-Axalp is closed from 9th-11th October 2018

There are parking lots for coaches in Brienz-Brunnen. For advance registration for coaches and information on group tariffs,

call 033 952 15 45.

Outside Park and Ride service (P+R)

The Axalp road is open to traffic outside the closure period. A limited number of parking spaces are available in Axalp village. Fees: cars CHF 12 per day,

A chairlift ticket can be purchased at Axalp at CHF 12 (ascent and descent option A – see map). Waiting times are to be expected due to limited capacity.

The Schybergstrasse is closed between the chairlift terminal and Chüemad, from Sunday, 7 October, 5pm to Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10pm.

Camping on Brien/Axalp public territory is strictly forbidden. Please use the official camping sites in the area.

 

The purpose of the Axalp air force live fire event is to show the public the capabilities of the Swiss Air Force in an Alpine environment.

The program includes:

  • Canon fire the mountains
  • Presentation of PC-21 
  • Agility during canon fire in the mountains
  • Parascouts operatio
  • Fire fighting operation 
  • Demonstration of flight characteristics of Cougar 
  • Demonstration of flight characteristics of F/A-18
  • Fly-by F-5
  • Patrouille Suisse display

F/A-18 Hornets, F-5 Tigers, and PC-21 aircraft as well as Super Puma, Cougar and EC635 helicopters will participate in the event.

The programme is the same for both days.

PostAuto, Flück-Reisen AG and Sportbahnen Axalp Windegg AG are responsible for selling the tickets.

From 1 September 2018 on, tickets may also be pre-booked online at www.ticketino.com or purchased at the advance booking offices listed at  ticketino.com.

Please read the general terms and conditions. 

Categories

The following return tickets are available for advance purchase and at the ticket offices:

Cat.

 

Advance purchase

Ticket offices

 

One-day tickets adults, arrival by car (P+R)

 

 

A

Parking & shuttle bus

CHF 50.–

CHF 55.–

A1

Parking & shuttle bus & chairlift

CHF 55.–

CHF 60.–

 

One-day ticket adults from brienz station (arrival by public transport)

 

 

B

Shuttle bus

CHF 45.–

CHF 50.–

B1

Shuttle bus & chairlift

CHF 50.–

CHF 55.–

 

Day ticket children up to 16 years (P&R or ÖV)

 

 

C

Shuttle bus

CHF 15.–

CHF 15.–

C1

Shuttle bus & chairlift

CHF 20.–

CHF 20.–

 

Duration pass Tuesday to Thursday adults

 

 

D

Parking & shuttle bus

CHF 80.–

CHF 90.–

D1

Parking & shuttle bus & chairlift

CHF 90.–

CHF 100.–

 

Duration pass Tuesday to Thursday  children up to 16 years (P&R or ÖV)

 

 

E

Shuttle bus

CHF 30.–

CHF 30.–

E1

Shuttle bus & chairlift

CHF 40.–

CHF 40.–

➢  the footpath is not recommended for children under 8 years

➢  The shuttle bus transport capacity is 6,500 persons a day

➢ Due to the chairlift’s limited transport capacity, chairlift tickets in categories A1/B1/C1/D1/E1 have been limited to 3,500 per day. Once these chairlift tickets are sold out, only categories A/B/C/D/E shuttle bus tickets will be available

➢ Public transport tickets and discounts are not valid for the shuttle bus.

➢ Ticket offices are located at Brienz railway station and P+R Brienz Brunnen

➢ A partial refund will be given if the event is cancelled or aborted

➢ See general terms and conditions of Axalp live fire event  transport
     at www.ticketino.com

➢ Further information is available at www.ticketino.com

 

Shuttle-Bus
Shuttle-Bus

The weather conditions in the mountains can change rapidly. If weather conditions are unsuitable, the Swiss Air Force therefore reserves the right to cancel the event at short notice. Information on whether the event will take place is available from:

  • www.armee.ch/axalp
  • Telephone number: 1600 (international: +41 848 80 1600), from 8am daily
    1. Canton of Bern (if phone number is called from outside of the Canton of Bern)
    2. Public events, culture, shows (or pushbutton 5)

Further information can be obtained at Brienz railway station and P+R Brienz-Brunnen.

All information is subject to changes.

Super Puma TH89
Super Puma TH89
© CH-LW

Map

Map

How to get there

By car: The event is signposted from the A8, exit 29 Brienz, and from the Brünig Pass when heading towards of Brienz.

Trains operate from Thun – Interlaken and from Lucerne – Brünigpass to Brienz.

Only shuttle buses run between Brienz-Brunnen and Axalp.

Option A:  Chairlift / footpath to Windegg

Departure from Axalp, ride by chair lift to Windegg, hike on the marked path to spectator areas 1 to 3, duration for ascent and descent 1 to 2 hours one way.

Information on the chair lift: Waiting times are to be expected due to limited capacity.

Information on the footpath: In some parts the footpath is steep, altitude difference: 323 m, suitable clothing is essential. We do not recommend this hike for children under the age of eight or dogs.

Option B:  Footpath / Chüemad

Departure from Axalp, on marked footpath to spectator areas 1–3, duration for ascent and descent about 2 to 3 hours one way.

Information on the footpath: In some parts the mountain path is steep,
altitude difference: 708 m, suitable clothing is essential. We do not recommend this hike for children under the age of eight or dogs.

walk along market path to spectator zones
walk along market path to spectator zones

Food and accommodation are available at the following locations:

  • Hotels and Restaurants in the region Haslital-Brienz
  • Axalp shop / kiosk
  • Busterminal in Brienz-Brunnen and Axalp
  • Ebenfluh /Tschingel /Brau spectator areas
  • Bottom and top station chairlift Axalp-Windegg
  • Official Camps Region Haslital-Brienz
    (Camping ban on public property)


Requests to event

Event coordination and program

Schweizer Armee
Luftwaffe, Flugplatzkommando Meiringen
3857 Unterbach
E-mail: demo.axalp@vtg.admin.ch
Tel. +41 58 461 66 77
www.armee.ch/axalp

Für Transport und P+R sind folgende Partner verantwortlich

PostAuto Schweiz AG / Flück Reisen AG
(Verkehrskonzept und Parking Tal)
Museumsstrasse 21
CH-3855 Brienz
e-Mail: info@flueck-reisen.ch  
Telefon: +41 33 952 15 45

Sportbahnen Axalp Windegg AG

(Parking Axalp und Sesselbahn)
Postfach
CH-3855 Brienz
E-Mail: info@axalp.ch  
Telefon: +41 33 951 26 32

Einwohnergemeinde Brienz

(Strassensperrung)
Hauptstrasse 204
CH-3855 Brienz
E-Mail: gemeindeschreiberei@brienz.ch   
Telefon +41 33 952 22 43

Brienz Tourismus

Hauptstrasse 143
CH-3855 Brienz
E-Mail: info@brienz-tourismus.ch  
Telefon +41 33 952 80 80

 

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Schweizer Luftwaffe Flugplatzkommando Meiringen
CH-3857 Unterbach
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