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Guided tour of the Stockalper Castle

from 10 CHF
  • Brig
  • from 10 CHF
  • 01:00 h
The Stockalper Castle in Brig is not only a regional landmark, but also the most powerful Baroque secular building in Switzerland today.
The builder of the Stockalper Castle, Kaspar Stockalper von Thurm (1609-1691), was considered one of the most important figures in Valais history.  He dominated the transit and salt trade, expanded the Simplon Pass, was involved in mining, loan and pay business and was a politician in the highest ranks.
Visit the unique Stockalper Castle on a guided tour and let yourself be guided back to historical times.
The one-hour tour takes you from the large arcaded courtyard to the small inner courtyard of the Old Stockalper House. Inside the building, the magnificent Dreiköngissaal, decorated with rare panoramic wallpaper from the 19th century, and the castle chapel with its precious silver altar await you. The tour continues over the graceful arcaded bridge into Stockalper's 17th century baroque castle building, through the courtroom, the Burgers' Hall and the festive Knights' Hall. From the Knights' Hall, you have an impressive view of the extensive, historic gardens.

Meeting point

The "Passage Simplon" exhibition on the ground floor of Stockalper Castle is the starting point for the "official guided tours", which are held in German.


Visit the free Passage Simplon exhibition before your tour of the castle.
Current opening times can be found here


Language: German
Foreign languages: Booklet available in advance at the Passage Simplon (German, French, English and Italian) or private guided tours
Payment: cash or by card
Wheelchair accessibility: Only partially wheelchair accessible. The Dreikönigssaal and the chapel are not wheelchair accessible. Three rooms in the main building can be reached using the lift. There is a stone threshold in front of each of these rooms without a ramp.
Opening times:
January - April: Thurs at 13.30
May - October: Tue - Sun at 09.30  h, 10.30 h, 13.30 h, 14.30 h, 15.30 h, 16.30 h*
*June - September

Contact details
Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
Bahnhofstrasse 2
3900 Brig
Phone: +41 27 921 60 30

Here the offer takes place

Alte Simplonstrasse 28
3900 Brig

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