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Kaspar Stockalper was an early capitalist genius. He simply sold and bought everything that promised to be profitable on those days. His impressive palace in Brig is a testimony to his wealth and worldly power. The building is the biggest private...more
A wonderful piece of Wallis history, just a short walk up the hill from the Bahnhof and town centre. Lovely architecture, bags of history and amazing photo opportunities just a short stroll from the centre. Always a joy to visit.
A guides tour a part of our group tour helped connect the history of this part of the world and the man who built the palace. Architecture is interesting and was glad we got a chance to see a couple of the rooms that are...More
Date of experience: October 2018
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018
We enjoyed a guided tour of the castle. We learned of the amazing Stockalper who cleverly monatized the use of the pass to create his personal furtune. His importance to the city of Brig cannot be underestimated.
Date of experience: October 2018
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018
Thank you very much Bruce! We are glad you liked the guided tour.
The Stockalper Palace is well preserved and stands proud in the town of Brig.
Well maintained gardens with clear, cold running mountain water welcomes you.
No fee is charged to lounge around in the gardens, walked into the courtyard of the Palace, but couldn't go...More
Date of experience: July 2018
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you liked it.
Response from BrigSimplonTourismus | Property representative |
Yes! The castel is located near the train station. You can walk into the city and further to the castel. Go straight all the way. It will take you about 5 to 10 minutes to walk.
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Insider Tips about Brig (13 Replies)
In early June I'm spending 3 nights in Brig. This is a stopover to break the train journey from Italy back home to Germany, and to explore a new place along the direct railway route (I have travelled a lot in Switzerland previously but never been to Brig). Stockalper Palace is definitely on my list. One of the two full days will be spent in Sion, that's also fixed. What else is there to do and see in Brig, any insider tips? The two old chapels, of course. How about the next-door village...More
April 04, 2012|
Hello BF! Ahh, lucky you! I spent four nights in Brig, doing just what you're doing -- as a break between long train journeys. I loved the town -- lots of interesting streets leading off the main street and main square to poke around, and its lovely cafe-lined and flower-decked little central square. Unfortunately, though, my favorite things to do involved taking the cable cars up to Riederalp and Bettmeralp, and the walks around the mountaintops. I guess I would also add a day in...More