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Neue Simplonstrasse, Brig, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Brig
Type: Castles
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
45 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Rude staff. German only tour. Don't bother if you speak English. Translation provided but no indication of where you are on the tour or what you are looking at is provided. Don't bother.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Interesting history as to why Brig was important as a trade crossroads. The Castle has many interesting features including material on the Simplon Tunnel. Conducted tour well done.

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Essex, UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

With the attractions of the trips up and down mountains it would be easy to miss out on a visit to the Stockalperschloss in Brig but do take time to do so. The entrance to the castle is not very well signposted and can easily be missed, it's through the large courtyard. We were in a mixed language group therefore... More

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