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Address: Neue Simplonstrasse, Brig, Switzerland
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Large castle in an overlooked town.

Many travel guides overlook Brig. This is the second time we came to visit, and this time we returned determined make time for the guided tour of the palace, unfortunately for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
John P
Roswell, Georgia
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Roswell, Georgia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many travel guides overlook Brig. This is the second time we came to visit, and this time we returned determined make time for the guided tour of the palace, unfortunately for us the tour was mostly in German. There is a good exhibit about the 12mi Simplon Tunnel project in the visitors center.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a few insights into the Stockalperschloss since it is my family's ancestral castle. Due to expensive upkeep, the castle has now become a museum and the government offices of Brig (my cousins' civil ceremony weddings have all taken place here). Because of this, the castle has a modern elevator which is great for the handicapped. There is also... More 

Thank Tanya V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We used Brig as our base to visit Zermatt and dropped into the Stockalperschloss. The castle is a short walk uphill from the old town. We didn't go inside but at the back there is a nice little park to sit on the grass on a sunny day and enjoy the view of the mountains and the castle. Brig is... More 

Thank LizaNTrevor
Roswell, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Not much of the castle is shown as part of the tour. Tour guide was friendly. Tour was in German. A short synopsis of the tour is available in English. Museum of Simplon tunnel was interesting.

Thank Elle989
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Spent a sunny day in Brig (when Adelboden was cloudy and chilly!) and really liked wandering around the cobbled streets, tiny alleyways, and watching the river race by. Contrary to an earlier review, anyone can join the hourly guided tours of the castle - and if you have a Swiss Pass it is a free tour! Sadly they don't provide... More 

Thank KimM750
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Stopped for lunch on way from Lake Maggiore to Zermatt. Brig makes for a great way point as it's about halfway and has a nice old town. The Schloss is the centerpiece of the Altstadt and is quite impressive but unfortunately we didn't have time for the tour. Maybe next time.

Thank jaybeeFL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice park, interesting building, old town surrounds worth walking around. Not tempted inside as had read mixed reviews of the guided tour.

Thank Filisur
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Stockalperschloss is a remnant of the political history of the region of Oberwallis. It was built by the Stockalper family, as a token of their wealth and power, drawn from trade across the alps, with Italy. Paying it a visit is surely a thing to do, if you are travelling in the region. It has very beautiful gardens, and... More 

Thank Stefan S
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have been to Brig on a number of occasions, staying once and using it as a transit point to Saas Fee, Zermatt and Bettmeralp. The town is pleasant with the odd good restaurant, surprisingly a really good Thai restaurant. The Schloss is a point of interest, but just that while you are there. Not a destination in itself, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This really is worth going to see. There is an exhibition on the Simplon Tunnel. It has been well cared for and it was a nice surprise. It overlooks a sculpture garden.

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