Top things to do

Natural Feature in Brig

Simplon Pass

This mountain pass (2005m) links Brig with Domodossola in Italy. In the middle of the 17th century, Kaspar von Stockalper used it for bringing salt by mule from the Mediterranean and became hugely wealthy. A pass ro…
Palace in Brig

Stockalper Palace

Kaspar von Stockalper (1609–91), a shrewd businessman who dominated the Simplon Pass trade routes, built this whimsical palace and dubbed himself the ‘Great Stockalper’. Locals didn’t like his bloated ego and sent h…
Swiss in Brig

Couronne Bar Restaurant

Wander up Bahnhofstrasse from the station to the square to find this popular place under the exquisite old building with the turrets. A top spot in Brig to sit outside and watch the world go by with a coffee or meal…