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Stockalper Palace

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Address: Alte Simplonstrasse 28, Brig 3900, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)27 921 60 30
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Kaspar Stockalper was an early capitalist genius. He simply sold and bought...

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 building of the 17th century in Switzerland. Visit this representative castle and learn about the symbolism and the history of that place. The adjoining gardens as well as the exhibition "Passage Simplon" are worth a visit too. Opening Hours and Guided Tours Summer 1 May - 31 October 2016 Tuesday - Sunday 9.30 am / 10.30 am / 1.30 pm / 2.30 pm / 3.30 pm / 4.30 pm* * May and October: no tours at 4.30 pm

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very interesting and with a nice courtyard

very nice castle with nice old buildings surrounding it; it also has a a very nice courtyard resembling the Von Trapp movie

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
jta2705
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Madrid, Spain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a guide who explained the history of the castle and the wealthy man who created the castle. There are beautiful gardens here, but so much more. If you tour the castle many interesting rooms. The outer beauty is obvious; but the rooms open to the public were used for political decisions. Some people also live in the palace; which... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

very nice castle with nice old buildings surrounding it; it also has a a very nice courtyard resembling the Von Trapp movie

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a lovely setting in a sm square. The gardens were it in bloom when we visited, but the carriages, courtyard were available to view

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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 October 26, 2015

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 

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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 

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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.

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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 

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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.

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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.

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