"Stockalperpalast & the gate to Zermatt" Top 5 Page for this destination Brig by globetrott

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Stockalperpalast is the main attraction of Brig, in the south of Switzerland. This palace is the largest private building of Switzerland that is dating back to baroque times.

The Simplon-pass made a lot of people in Brig rich and weathly and in the innercourt of Stockalperpalace you can see 2 old postal-carriages that were used for the transportation over the Simplon-pass.

  • Last visit to Brig: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    OK so which is best Michael, Spiez or Brig?

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    I only passed through a couple of times, once right after the latest flood (looked horrible). I'll reserve some more time for Brig soon!

  • abc37's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    zum Matterhorn würde ich auch mal gerne im Sommer !

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Brig is a great gateway for many Swiss destinations protected by the impressive Stockalperpalast. You are right the castle cellar is a good place to taste fine local wine ;-)

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Stockalperpalast looks very great. Maybe I'll stop here next year on the way to Montblanc ..

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Switzerland is still my wish list. Don't know if I ever see Brig but I have to see Matterhorn for certain. Thank you Michael for reminding me about this my white spot on the map of Europe!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2009 at 5:47 AM

    I'm glad to say I've never been in a "brig" (a military prison in American English), but sorry that I have never been to the town of that name. It looks great in your photos!

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Stockalperpalast has very beautiful views. interesting idea of king x monument ;-)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2009 at 7:43 AM

    Michael, fabulous page about Brig, which we also once visted for a few hours during our trip to Sion and Zermatt. On a sunny day Brig is definitely well worth a visit. Have a lovely Sunday.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    An excellent page with lots of interesting things to go with the great scenery! The castle is really impressive, but too bad about dare-devil Geo Chavez. I loved your lifting bridge tip and the cog railway reminded me of one I saw in Argentina's Andes.


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