The Stockalper Palace

Kaspar Stockalper was an early capitalist genius. He simply sold and bought everything that promised to be profitable on those days.

His impressive palace in Brig is a testimony to his wealth and worldly power. The building is the biggest private building of the 17th century in Switzerland. Visit this representative castle and learn about the symbolism and the history of that place. The adjoining gardens as well as the exhibition "Passage Simplon" are worth a visit too.







Opening Hours and Guided Tours Summer in german

1 May - 31 October 2020 (german)

Public Castle Tours


Meeting Point

Official Guided Tours

Tuesday - Sunday

9.30 am / 10.30 am / 1.30 pm /

2.30 pm / 3.30 pm /  4.30 pm*

Exhibition „Passage Simplon“


* May and October: no tours at 4.30 pm


Opening Hours "Passage Simplon"


Tuesday - Sunday

9.15 pm - 11.45 pm

 1.15 pm - 4.45 pm


Tours are in German
duration: 1 hour

Entrance Fee and Guided Tour


CHF 8.00 / person

Adolescents (7 - 16 years old)

CHF 3.00 / person

Groups from 17 persons

CHF 6.00 / person

Accompanied children under 7 years



Extra Tours (for Groups)


Extra tours can be booked in German, English, French or Italian.
duration: 1 hour

Entrance Fee and Guided Tour

Minimum price

CHF 100.00

Groups from 17 persons

CHF 6.00 / person

Groups from 50 persons

CHF 5.00 / person

A short description of all parts of the castle which are going to be visited is given to non-German-speaking people just before the beginning of the public tours.

Booking requests for extra and groups tours: Tel. +41 27 921 60 30 or send an e-mail to

"Passage Simplon" is an interesting permanent exhibition. Main topic are the historical relations between the city of Brig and the Simplon pass. The entrance is free.

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