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Brig

The town of Brig with its historic old quarter and the Stockalper Palace lies in the sunny Upper Valais at the foot of the Simplon Pass. Situated at an important junction, Brig is an ideal starting point for excursions. It is close to hiking and ski regions on the Lötschberg and Simplon, and in the Aletsch. It also has its own thermal baths, making it an attractive holiday resort.
The lovely old town with its stately houses, cosy inns and hotels will tempt you to linger awhile. Lively Bahnhofstrasse is great for shopping, and the Stockalper Palace in Brig is one of the most important baroque palaces in Switzerland.

The history of Brig is closely linked with the Simplon Pass, one of the most beautiful alpine passes which starts immediately beyond the city gates. Napoleon built a road through the Simplon Pass in the 19th century to move his armies, thus creating the first man-made road in the Alps.

Brig is a perfect starting point for an excursion to Zermatt or Saas-Fee, for example. It also lies along the route of the famous Glacier Express, which links Zermatt and St. Moritz. Going south, Brig is the most northerly border station for the Simplon railway tunnel to Italy. To the east, you pass through Goms, and the Furka Pass leads to central Switzerland; the Grimsel Pass into the Bernese Oberland; and the Nufenen Pass into the Ticino.
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In the afternoon first partly sunny, from 16:30 o'clock light showers. In the evening cloudy. Temperatures between 17 and 25 degrees.23°

Brig

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In the afternoon first partly sunny, from 16:30 o'clock light showers. In the evening cloudy. Temperatures between 17 and 25 degrees.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What activities are popular in Brig?

What types of activities are available in Brig?

In Brig, you can engage in the following types of activities: Hike, Camping and Mountain bike.

What places are located near Brig?

Near Brig, you can find Zermatt, Crans-Montana, Saas-Fee, Bettmeralp and Leukerbad.

Which public transport options are available to reach Brig?

Brig is accessible by local bus, by bus, by train and by car.

Which season is recommended to visit Brig?

Brig is suitable for visits in summer.