The town of Brig with its historic old quarter and the Stockalper Palace lies in the sunny Upper Valais. Hiking areas on the Lötschberg, Simplon, and in the Aletsch, ski resorts and thermal baths make Brig an attractive holiday resort.
The lovely old town with its stately houses, cosy inns and elegant hotels will tempt you to linger awhile. The Stockalper Palace is one of the most important baroque palaces in Switzerland. The history of Brig is closely linked with the Simplon Pass, one of the most beautiful alpine passes which starts immediately beyond the city gates. Napoleon built a road through the Simplon Pass in the 19th century to move his armies, thus creating the first man-made road in the Alps.