"Brig" Top 5 Page for this destination Brig by Kathrin_E
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Brig's main attraction for visitors and their cameras is Stockalper Palace. Who would have expected a renaissance-baroque palace of such magnificence in a small town in the middle of the Alps?
The first photo is an early morning view, taken from the balcony of my hotel room. The first rays of sunlight are crawling over the mountains and awakening Belalp high up while the Rhône valley is still dark and shady. According to the weather forecast heavy rain clouds were pressed against the mountains of Berner Oberland from Northwest but did not make it over the peaks. The Valais was to expect a fine sunny day.
Here you see the three towers of the palace, bathing in glorious sunshine. For once the weather forecast was right.
Kaspar Jodok Stockalper came from a well-off family that once managed the Stockalp, an alpine estate in the Simplon... more travel advice
Two old post carriages that used to run on the Simplon mail in the 19th century are on display in the courtyard of... more travel advice
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