8 days in Brig Itinerary

8 days in Brig Itinerary

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Brig

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brig: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg), Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, step into the grandiose world of Stockalper Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Z├╝rich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Geneva Cointrin International Airport. In June in Brig, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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