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Stockalper Palace

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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
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Alte Simplonstrasse 28, Brig 3900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

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
Thank grandeb
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you very much for your rating!

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank BruceMN
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.

Reviewed August 18, 2018

You can walk through the courtyard & gardens free of charge. It is a lovely spot close to the city centre of Brig. They do tours in German (and I was told you can get an organised one in English).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Philip H
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you very much for your rating. Yes we can organise a tour for you in English ;)

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

The Stockalper Palace is nearly 500 years old but yet very well-preserved. Definitely worth checking out

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank willemb89
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you very much!

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Very well informed tour of the palace with my English speaking guide Isabella. Interesting information about Kasper Stockalper von Thurn and his business interests in the 1600's.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tammy k
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you very much!

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank Jeffthehangman
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you liked it.

Reviewed June 15, 2018

Evidently the major tourist draw in town. Only a short walk from town centre. Spent most time in park/garden next to palace

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Melbournetraveller84
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thank you for your rating :)

Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

It‘s a impressive building. My hotel was located near it. A must-see while visiting the city of Brig.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Denis L
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Thank you Denis for your feedback! We are glad you liked out castle.

Reviewed February 19, 2018

mpressive on the outside This massive palace is visible from all over the town. The interior is not very exciting. When we visited, it had a small but interesting exhibition about the Simpson tunnel.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Luiz C
BrigSimplonTourismus, Manager at Stockalper Palace, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your rating. You can visit the exhibition for free. If you are interested in the castle we do organise guided tour also in English to visit the interior of the castle.

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James D
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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. Kind regards
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BlandineForberg
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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|
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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