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Stockalperschloss

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Address: Neue Simplonstrasse, Brig, Switzerland
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Looks good at sunset from above

Stockalper castle is an unusual looking building in the Swiss town of Brig. It stands in nice gardens and has a pretty silhouette against the big mountains around it. Inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stockalper castle is an unusual looking building in the Swiss town of Brig. It stands in nice gardens and has a pretty silhouette against the big mountains around it. Inside there is not much to see - you can go into a courtyard but there's not really much to see there. It's more of an attraction to view from outside.... More 

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's really nice and monumental building for such a small town.It takes you back in the past.We liked it,it's a must see when in Brig-but then again you can't miss it even if you tried:-) If you are by car,there is a garage right next to it(follow the signes for the Centre of the city parking)

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very impressive building for such a traditional quiet town. The castle is very unusual. The towers are high and the building is massive with big internal palazzo to trade the goods (sorry I am not so strong in architecture :) ) it looks like the owner was really reach person. Worth a visit.

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Bath
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had high hopes visiting Brig whilst staying in the Jungfrau Region. Was disappointed as there really wasn't much to do other than walk around, browse in a few shops, eat, or drink! Visited the castle which was very pretty, but that didn't take too long. The only good thing was I posted a postcard to the UK on a Sunday... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The views were worth the visit, it is a nice place, but you can't see all the rooms, and the tourguide did not speak English.

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Washington
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218 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We found out the hourly tour is only available in German. So we chose to just visit the courtyard that's FREE and open to the public. Great photograph opportunities. We walked through to the garden area and the small cute vineyards. where the grapes grew close to the ground! The fee is $8 Swiss Francs to tour. Saved ourselves $16.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a guided tour, I don't think you can just wander around on your own. The tour was in German but the guide spoke English on request, there was a hand out in English for each stage of the talk.

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Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a baroque palace built by the merchant prince Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper. He made his fortune by trading in salt, silk and other goods along the mule track he had extended through the Simplon Pass in the 17th century. The large buiding is not high baroque but has some features of that age. There is an impressive quadrangle... More 

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Maennedorf
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is the site where the famous and rich Stockalper Dynasty resided and traded. Now beautifully restored with plenty of information.

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