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Entries Tagged ‘Brig’


The lovely old town with its stately houses, cosy inns and hotels will tempt you to linger awhile. Lively Bahnhofstrasse is great for shopping, and the Stockalper Palace in Brig 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 [...]

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

Or you start in Disentist, an Alpine town dominated by one of the most beautiful cloisters north of the Alps. The trip leads through the Tujetsch (headwater region of the Rhine) to the Oberalp Pass (2033 m a.s.l.), the highest point of the trip. The train then skirts along the Oberalp lake and descends in [...]

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