Brig tourist information & hotel reservations.
We warmly welcome you to visit Brig and wish you a wonderful vacation.
Brig (Brigue in French; Briga in Italian) has a favorable location, the town a fulcrum for many major road and railways - west to Lake Geneve; north - Lötschbergtunnel towards Berne; southwest to the resort of Zermatt; and southeast - Simplon train tunnel into Italy.
Brig’s large train station is located at the northern part of the town and is connected to a broad cobbled central square, which is the focus of the Old Town. From the square you can see the small Sebastianskapelle, constructed by local bigwig Stockalper in 1637, where one can enjoy numerous picturesque alleys winding around it. From the southeastern part of the square you can reach Schloss Stockalper by walking along the Alte Simplonstrasse which is full of aristocrat’s houses from the 17th and 18th century. Schloss Stockalper is in fact a magnificent palace in Italian style which used to be the biggest private residence in the country. Its construction was completed in 1678 and it was the home of Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper – a wealthy merchant who first controlled the silk trade from the Simplon Pass to Lyon, organized mail transport between Milan and Geneva and then got into salt trades. At the time when he was most powerful he was elected President of the Grand Council of Valais – a very prestigious and responsible position. He contributed a lot for the development of Brig as all of his merchandize passes through the city. The building of the castle took about 20 years and Stockalper lived there during his final years.
When reaching the palace you can take a walk in the interior courtyard and see the three beautiful domes of the corner towers. There are also some rooms open for public visits which you can see only with a tour guide throughout the whole year.
For flights, trains and car-rental reservations as well as for buses, coaches and taxi ski transfers refer to the general Switzerland Transportation page!