Brig a historic town in the heart of Valais

19/02/2016

The South lies just over the Simplon Pass, one of the most beautiful in the Alps, while the holiday destinations of Valais are also a mere stone's throw from Brig. This central location not only makes Brig an attractive resort; the town has also had an eventful history shaped by the Celts, Romans, Alemanni and the great Kaspar Stockalper, a renowned Alpine merchant who built Stockalper Palace, one of Brig's main attractions. Beautiful patrician houses, churches and cloisters characterise the Old Town, whose shops, cafés and restaurants offer a taste of Mediterranean flair. Visitors can bathe in style in Brigerbad, the largest open-air thermal spa in the Alps.

Highlights
Stockalper Palace
Sebastianskapelle
Brigerbad open-air spa
farmers' market
palace garden
ViaStockalper mule track

Directions
distance: approx. 20 km
one-way journey time: approx. 35 min (car) to 50 min (train)
accessible: by car or train
more information: www.brig-simplon.ch

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