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Simplon Hospice

The Hospice Simplon, built by Napoleon, is the largest pass hospice in the Alps: it can accommodate up to 130 guests. The hostel was renovated a few years ago and is open all year round. Inside the hospice, in addition to the sleeping and dining rooms, there is a chapel for contemplation.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Napoleon had the first motorable pass road built over the Simplon. In addition to the Simplon road, Napoleon commissioned the construction of the hospice. He handed over the management of the hospice to the Augustinian Canons of the Great St. Bernard, who still run the hospice as a meeting place today. Due to Napoleon's fall, construction was delayed, so that the hospice was not completed until 1831.

General Information
  • Parking Available
  • Bus stop available
Foreign Language
  • German


Simplon Hospice
Hospiz 2
3907 Simplon

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