Stockalper Palace

Stockalper Palace, Brig: Hours, Address, Stockalper Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

Stockalper Palace
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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A_Baden2014
Baden, Switzerland166 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We engaged a private guide during the visit - was fantastic and very informative tour from historical and architecture perspectives. Must see place in Brig!
Written June 29, 2020
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Fran R
Zurich, Switzerland372 contributions
Sep 2019
Historically, the family was as impactful as like Rockefeller and Bezos combined. ;-)
the GF is on the Simplon pass. The rest is visited with a guide
Written September 29, 2019
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Thank you very much for the rating Fran R.
Written September 30, 2019
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Bertus H
The Netherlands24 contributions
Jul 2019
I was fortunate to be able to join a tour that had just started. This is really worth while. There is a really interesting history about the castle, closely related to the Simplon pass. The tour takes you into various historic rooms of this castle and the adjoining home. The guide presented a very interesting story.

The reception also had additional expositions about the Simplon tunnel and the aviator Jorge Chávez. Both interesting, and it makes one realize how important and difficult the creation of the tunnel was.
Written August 21, 2019
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Hambagahle
Canton of Valais, Switzerland56,436 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We took a guided tour of the Stockalper Palace - excellent guide and we learnt a great deal. It is amazing that Kaspar Stockalper built this place next to his family home in Brig in the 17th century. (he was by all accounts a very unusual person) I have read it is "baroque" but to me it was very "Italian". And beautiful. Our guide was extremely informative. The group was small - 5 of us - and the visit was in German. She (the guide) spoke perfect Hochdeutsch so easy to understand. (Wouldn't want to do this with a guide who spoke OberWalliserdeutsch!) The gardens and the courtyard are open to all at no charge and the gardens are really magnificent too. There is even a small vineyard. We also walked around the old town of Brig, visited the Kollegium Sanctus Spiritus just uphill from the Palace and took lots of photos. We will be back...
Written July 6, 2019
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Alwrites
UK284 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
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.
Written November 27, 2018
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BrigSimplonTourismus
Thank you very much for the review. We are glad you liked the Stockalper palace.
Written March 29, 2019
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grandeb
New Jersey210 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 now used as local court. Gardens around the palace are lovely as well.
Written October 14, 2018
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Thank you very much for your rating!
Written October 29, 2018
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BruceMN
Eden Prairie, MN161 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
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.
Written October 3, 2018
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Thank you very much Bruce! We are glad you liked the guided tour.
Written October 5, 2018
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Philip H
Chester-le-Street, UK561 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
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).
Written August 19, 2018
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Thank you very much for your rating. Yes we can organise a tour for you in English ;)
Written October 29, 2018
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willemb89
Sydney, Australia1,246 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Stockalper Palace is nearly 500 years old but yet very well-preserved. Definitely worth checking out
Written August 14, 2018
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Thank you very much!
Written October 29, 2018
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Tammy K
7 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
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.
Written July 12, 2018
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Thank you very much!
Written October 29, 2018
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Stockalper Palace is open:
  • Tue - Sun 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM