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Stockalper's Castle

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    Photo: Brig-Simplon Tourismus, Valais/Wallis Promotion

The magnificent Stockalper's Castle was built between 1658 and 1678 by Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper from Thurm. He was a man of exceptional talents: intelligent, courageous, open-minded and extremely active. He put the whole castle under the protection of the Three Wise Men and called the towers Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. An outstanding baroque garden with rosaries, fountains, and vineyards was created in 2001.
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Updated: April 24, 2018

Coordinates

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46.314860, 7.990475
DMS
46°18'53.5"N 7°59'25.7"E
UTM
32T 422274 5129526
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Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
64.5 km
23:00 h
3453 m
3851 m
91.4 km
6:30 h
2642 m
1673 m
12.3 km
5:30 h
1606 m
220 m
5.2 km
2:00 h
150 m
150 m
22.7 km
2:30 h
1334 m
1 m
9.5 km
3:00 h
251 m
251 m
24.1 km
2:46 h
412 m
1632 m
308 km
24:00 h
1034 m
3069 m
42.3 km
4:00 h
1334 m
1152 m
10.4 km
3:30 h
460 m
650 m
41.8 km
6:04 h
670 m
2700 m
45.5 km
3:00 h
382 m
1061 m
68.9 km
25:00 h
3739 m
4132 m
11.3 km
3:25 h
460 m
217 m
Multistage route Valais Cycling Tour
733 km
59:24 h
17231 m
17230 m
114.2 km
17:34 h
2510 m
6185 m
2.2 km
0:40 h
39 m
39 m
7.4 km
2:00 h
283 m
275 m
26.4 km
9:00 h
1012 m
1152 m
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Stockalper's Castle

Alte Simplonstrasse 28
3900 Brig

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moderate Multistage route open
64.5 km
23:00 h
3453 m
3851 m
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2642 m
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5:30 h
1606 m
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150 m
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1334 m
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24.1 km
2:46 h
412 m
1632 m
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308 km
24:00 h
1034 m
3069 m
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difficult
42.3 km
4:00 h
1334 m
1152 m
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0:25 h
58 m
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1
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S2 difficult
41.8 km
6:04 h
670 m
2700 m
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3:00 h
382 m
1061 m
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difficult Multistage route
68.9 km
25:00 h
3739 m
4132 m
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Stage 1
11.3 km
3:25 h
460 m
217 m
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difficult Multistage route open
733 km
59:24 h
17231 m
17230 m
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S3 difficult
114.2 km
17:34 h
2510 m
6185 m
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easy open
2.2 km
0:40 h
39 m
39 m
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1
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easy
7.4 km
2:00 h
283 m
275 m
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Lötschberger - Südrampe

difficult
26.4 km
9:00 h
1012 m
1152 m
The hiking trail leads along the more than 100-year-old Lötschberg mountain route from Hohtenn via Ausserberg, Eggerberg and Lalden to Brig.
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