When it gets cooler outside and the leaves change colour, it's definitely time to visit the mountains in Valais again. Experience hikes and much more amid the most beautiful colours. If it's too cold, you can let yourself be pampered in a thermal bath, for example.
The special atmosphere of Brig, with its Mediterranean charm and Alpine down-to-earthness, is rooted in the geographical location of the town of Brig. Situated in the heart of the Alps, the mighty Aletsch Glacier towers to the north, enthroned in the Rhone Valley, while the historic Simplon Pass lies to the south on the threshold to Italy.
On Alten Simplonstrasse, only 100 metres from the hotel, rises Stockalper Palace. Built by Kaspar Stockalper vom Thurm (1609–1691), it is the largest private building of Baroque Switzerland. The three-towered palace is the symbol of the town of Brig.
These loyal Swiss men have served the Pope for over 500 years. To symbolically protect the Pope, but also as a rewarding addition to tourists' souvenir photos, there are still strapping, smartly uniformed Swiss Guards in front of St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Every Saturday morning, a small market takes place on Sebastiansplatz in the centre of Brig, where producers from the region sell fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy products.
In 2012, a permanent exhibition entitled "Passage Simplon" opened on the ground floor of Stockalper Palace on an area of 200 m2. It sheds light on the historical relationship between Brig and Simplon, whose chequered histories are closely linked.
Valais is a giant playground in the mountains, a true paradise for adventure seekers. Well-marked routes, great Alpine passes and spectacular trails ensure enjoyable cycling.
Through Brig-Glis by e-bike. The picturesque Old Town of Brig offers numerous places steeped in history, a diverse cultural scene and a car-free inner zone. Simply rent an e-bike from our partner "Cube Store Simplon".
Valais is perfect for biking, an immeasurable playground at high altitude. "Cube Store Simplon" will be the best partner at your side for a unique experience in the Valais Alps.
Trees in the most beautiful colours and an autumnal scent in the air – an experience for all the senses. Treat yourself to a short break and enjoy the autumn days in Brig Simplon.
It's an impressive spectacle: the snow-white Aletsch Glacier suddenly gleams amidst the colourful stone pines. The "Aletschwald" Pro Natura protected area, which stretches along the white giant, is one of Switzerland's most beautiful mountain forests.
A scenic hike along a historic path from the untouched Binn Valley to the Rhone Valley. Discover the hamlet of Grengiols – home to a rare and unique species of wild tulip.
A high-altitude trail in a class of its own. Along the sunny side of the young Rhone Valley, you'll discover Goms on well-maintained forest and meadow paths
Peace, relaxation and mindfulness. You can find these too in Brig-Glis. For an unforgettable time, we've selected a few specials for you. Immerse yourself in the world of relaxation and enjoyment.
The Brigerbad Thermal Baths are the largest open-air thermal baths in Switzerland. With thermal pools, wellness, spa area and sports facilities, the Brigerbad offers you rest, relaxation and fun for the whole family.
Leukerbad Therme is the largest thermal bath complex in the entire Alpine region, with ten different pools – from a 36° warm vitality pool to a sports pool or hot-and-cold pool, water slides, a modern sauna area and a wide range of wellness and natural remedies.
Founded in 1979 in Visperterminen, the St. Jodern Cooperative Winery today has over 500 members, who together produce almost 300,000 litres of wine per year, corresponding to around 400,000 bottles.