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Stadtrundgang Sehenswürdigkeiten Brig

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The alpine town of Brig with its Stockalpergarten and garden terraces invites you to linger. Take a walk through the town and search for traces of the medieval town.

open
easy
2.2 km
0:40 h
39 m
39 m

Kaspar Stockalper was at his time, the 17th century, the "most ingenious" early capitalist far and wide. The Stockalper Palace in Brig testifies to his wealth. Besides the baroque castle there is much more to discover in Brig. Treat yourself to a glimpse behind the scenes of this medieval Alpine town with its Italian flair. In the route description you will find exciting information about Brig.

 

Guided city tours
Would you like to learn more about the city of Brig? Here you can find our city tours.

 

Guided tour through the Stockalper Castle
From May to October Tues-Sun offers 5 public guided tours daily through the Stockalper Castle, in winter the tour takes place on Tuesdays at 14.30 from the Schlosshof.

Author’s recommendation

After the city tour you can enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in one of the numerous restaurants.

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
711 m
Lowest point
672 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please pay attention to pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles, etc.

Equipment

Clothes and footwear adapted to the weather are indispensable.

Tips, hints and links

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

www.brig-glis.ch

 

Start

Brig, train station (671 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.318862, 7.988235
UTM
32T 422108 5129973

Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour through Brig starts at the train station in Brig. It was built in 1905 by the Simplon Railway. As soon as you cross the pedestrian crossing, you will see the eclectic hotel building towering up in front of you. This is the Hotel Victoria, built in 1910. As you stroll up Bahnhofstrasse, you should keep looking up so you don't miss the various mansard roofs and cylindrical corner towers of the buildings.


Historical buildings surround the square: the Alte Post, the Perrighaus with its decorative towers, the Kleine Perrighaus and the chapel, which, like the square, is named after Saint Sebastian. From here you pass the Hotel du Pont, the Goudron monument and cross the Saltina bridge. This is the first lift bridge that can be lifted by the flood itself! Here is also the place where the river Saltina overflowed in 1993 and let Brig sink up to 3 meters into water and mud. The Saltina separates Brig and Glis.


Walk along the Upper Saltina Dam and return to Brig after 5 minutes across the river. From Spittelweg via Kirchgasse you get from Neue Simplonstrasse to Alte Simplonstrasse. Cross the Alte Simplonstrasse and climb the stairs to the Kollegiumskirche. Here you can enjoy a wonderful view over the old town. Via Termerweg you return to the castle (Alte Simplonstrasse).


Here you stroll down through the castle, which is lined on both sides by historical buildings. Stop at the famous Stockalper Castle and explore the inner courtyard. We recommend a picnic in the castle garden, which was rebuilt in 2002 to look like the original castle garden.


Further down in the castle, you will reach the relatively new parish church. Next door is the Angleterre, an inn built in 1839, with a beautiful sign on which the coat of arms of the English royal family Windsor can also be seen. To the left of the church, take the shortcut via Sebastiansgasse. You reach the Geissplätzli at the Brutschehaus and return to the station via Belalpstrasse.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Brig is easily reached by train. The post buses stop directly at the railway station.

Getting there

By train, post bus or private vehicle to Brig railway station.

Parking

There are multi-storey car parks in the old town and near the railway station.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

City maps, books and maps are available at the tourist office.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the tourist office.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
0:40 h
Ascent
39 m
Descent
39 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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Highest point
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