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Riding uphill from Brig to the Ross Forest and on ultra-technical trails down into the valley

It was on the Simplon Pass, where once upon a time Napoleon and his army traveled south, only to suffer a crushing defeat - life is very peaceful today.

Friday festivities

On summer Friday evenings, Brig’s Stadtplatz is the place to be.

On summer Friday evenings, Brig’s Stadtplatz is the place to be.

City tour: Stockalper Path - Brig

The historic path from Brig via the Simplon Pass to Simplon-Dorf (Village). Traversing the imposing Gondo Gorge up to Gondo is a secret tip.

Stockalper Castle - Emblem of Upper Valais

Today he would have nearly been a billionaire. In the 17th century Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper amassed an immense fortune by means of trade and built Stockalper Castle in Brig. The courtyard of the castle and the museum showcasing his accomplishments are well worth a visit. Guided Tour of the historic palace with its new Rose Garden and the young grape vines.

The people of Brig are proud of the Stockalper Palace, which was built in the 17th century by Kaspar Stockalper. Visiting the cellars, arcades and halls of the palace, then dreaming in the palace garden under rose bushes, enjoying the view of the monastery, the Jesuit church and Brig's Old Town with their towers - simply delightful!. In the palace halls are wallpaper and silk-paintings designed in Paris in the 18th century.