1 day in Brig Itinerary

1 day in Brig Itinerary

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Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stockalper Palace. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Stockalper Palace, then make a trip to Simplon Pass, then learn about all things military at Museo delle guardie svizzere, and finally explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Geneva Cointrin International Airport. January in Brig sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brig

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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