Valais Sights

Stockalperschloss

  • Alte Simplonstr. 28 Map It
  • Brig
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

The fantastical Stockalperschloss, a massive baroque castle, was built between 1658 and 1678 by Prince Kaspar Jodok von Stockalper und Thurm (1609–1691), 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. Though you can visit the gardens, tours inside the castle are available only with an appointment through Brig-Simplon Tourism. To get here from the station, walk up Bahnhofstrasse to Sebastienplatz, then turn left onto Alte Simplonstrasse.

Sight Information

Address:

Alte Simplonstr. 28, Brig, 3900, Switzerland

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Phone:

027-9216030

Sight Details:

  • 8 SF for guided tour; garden visit is free
  • May–Oct., Tues.–Sun. guided tours by appointment at 9:30, 10:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30; also a 4:30 tour from June–Sept. Gardens open Apr.–Oct. 6 am–10 pm and Nov.–Mar. 6 am–8 pm

Published 04/14/2015

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