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Brig, reach the fortress of the hill!

Brig is a charming city situated in the Swiss canton "Haut-Valais". Its name, coming from the Celtic language, means "hill’s fortress". Located nearby ski resorts and thermal baths, it is also the ideal starting point for amazing excursions.

About Switzerland

Let yourself be tempted by a visit of the Stockalper Castle, a splendid baroque palace built in the 17th century by a rich businessman.

Enjoy a stroll through the old city of Brig and notice its lovely patrician houses, the pilgrimage church and the Saint Sebastian chapel. Close to Brig, you will be enable to admire the longest glacier of the world: the Aletsch glacier. If you want to relax, reach Brigerbad, only 6 kilometres far from Brig, and spend some time in the outdoors thermal resort equipped with a thermal cave and a river.

Don’t miss the Belalp Derby on January where 1000 participants dressed like witches ski down on 12 kilometres!

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Reservation booked/tickets received transfer times are 5 min! Hi, I reserved and booked train tickets on rail europe already and found a few reservations I made with 5-6 min transfer! Is this enough time? What happens if I miss a transfer, can I just jump on the next one without buying another ticket? (...)

mlo878 | 15 February 2011 complete | 54 Comments
We will be in basel. which scenic train can i take from there? Hello, which scenic train can we take from Basel between 23-12-17 and 30-12-17 please? We will have Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class. Will we have to pay extra then? Thank you

Larissa Stylianou | 17 November 2022 complete | 3 Comments
We will be in basel. which scenic train can we take from there? Hello!We will locate in Basel between 23-12-17 and 30-12-17. Which scenic train we can take from there? We will have a Swiss Travel Pass 2nd class. Will we have to pay for this kind of train then?Thank (...)

Larissa Stylianou | 17 November 2022 complete | 3 Comments
Swiss rail pass vs 2 country eurail select pass (switzerland/italy) for zurich airport to lucerne, mount pilatus, lucerne to (...) We will arrive in Switzerland 10/12. We travel from ZRH airport directly to Lucerne for 2 days. On 10/14 we travel to Zermatt for 2 days. Then onto Bellagio, IT (to Como?) via Domodossola/Lugarno scenic route (?) for 3 days (to 10/16) . On (...)

Cheryl | 17 August 2017 complete | 6 Comments
Is there a overnite train from genoa to interlaken I want to ride bike and look on high for day or so- please tell me where to go to help me plan this trip. I would like to travel at night when possible

maryann frantz | 15 June 2026 complete | 2 Comments

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Customer reviews

  • Convenience
    Excellent |
    "Very good trip enjoyed traveling all through Europe on train excellent "

  • Value for money
    Travel to Switzerland |
    "The journey was very convenient and comfortable. "

  • Value for money |
    "But the train got delayed and cancelled which made it irritating with family not finding seats fro everyone. "

  • milan to brig |
    "the trip was good but it would be better if more details on the journey is provided. Like the train stop at domorosola station where we take a bus then walk a few hundred meters with my heavy luggages across a small hill to board another train to connect to Brig, Switzerland. Anyway the service is good and friendly. "

  • Value for money
    Very comfortable |
    "Awesome trip very comfortable and very easy to book online and use it. I booked the tickets 2 weeks earlier and i could travel in business class at the cost of 2nd class. Never faced any issue related to ticket booking and usage. Highly recommend Rail Europe. Also recommend downloading rail Europe app on mobile which works without being connected to internet and it is really useful. "

  • Value for money
    Beautiful trip |
    "We enjoyed the trip through northern Italy and into Switzerland. The panorama was a plus, getting there really was more than half the fun ! "