The fantastical Stockalperschloss, a massive Baroque castle, was built between 1658 and 1678 by Prince Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper und Thurm (1609–91), a Swiss tycoon who made his fortune in Italian trade over the Simplon Pass. Soaring spectacularly with three towers topped with gilt onion domes and containing a courtyard lined by elegant Italianate arcades, it was once Switzerland's largest private home and is now restored. Inside are libraries, archives, and some Baroque
period rooms. Group tours in English are available upon request. To get here from the station, walk up Bahnhofstrasse to Sebastienplatz, then turn left onto Alte Simplonstrasse.
Alte Simplonstr. 28, Brig, 3900, Switzerland