"Brig - Gateway Town to the Mountains" Top 5 Page for this destination Brig by sandysmith

Brig Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 266 photos

Brig is the main town in the Upper Valais region of Switzerland - providing a good base for its railway connections and post bus services .

Brig Station

Brig has a main station and just outside is the track for the glacier express route up to Zermatt and the local bus station - all timed to perfection to connect.

Buses also leave here for the mountain resort of Saas Fee.

Pause a while in the town first, good for shopping and plenty of cafe bars.
The "Stockalper" castle is also worth a look for its interesting architecture.

The main town square is a popular place to sit and have an (expensive) snack or meal.

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  • In a nutshell:Easy transportation provides good touring base for area
  • Last visit to Brig: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • abc37's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2010 at 5:24 AM

    great page !

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2007 at 2:09 PM

    Sandy, lovely little page. We spent about 4 hours here and I really liked the Stockalper Building.

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2007 at 6:30 AM

    Great hiking tips, I really enjoy the scenery over there you could even see the Matterhorn from Bettmeralp ;-) Keep me inform of your plans if you are coming around Sion.

  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2007 at 6:37 PM

    Thanks for showing that Brig is more than just a rail junction. Excellent page! Cheers, Mark

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2006 at 10:07 AM

    I think I should travel here one day to have a look around!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2006 at 2:01 AM

    I came through here on a train but had not time to stop. Guess you are enjoying a bit of the Swiss scenery right about now. Enjoy and our regards to Elisabeth and Remo.

  • Rhondaj's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2004 at 4:04 PM

    We sat in the train station, waiting for our connection. Should have wandered like you did instead! Lovely photos!

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2003 at 3:41 PM

    Sandy, I'm returning next May and hope to see these areas that I missed last year.

  • seratonin's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2003 at 8:17 AM

    Nice presentation with excellent pictures of the town where I was born :-)

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2002 at 3:02 PM

    YES!!Brig.. a nic place..and we go much with the train from brig..Nice photos..Truus


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