Hiking Destination Guide: Brig Switzerland

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Hiking Destination Guide: Brig Switzerland

The historic and picturesque town of Brig in Switzerland is a popular destination for hikers from all around the world. Brig is situated close to the Italian and Swiss border and is surrounded by the beautiful Swiss alps. 

The scenery is truly spectacular, and is what draws most of the visitors to the town. In the summer the mountains are a beautiful bright green and in the winter it is a snowy wonderland. 

During the summer the most popular activity is walking, and there are over 150km of marked hiking trails throughout the town and around the region. There are also lots of cycling routes. The Rosswald viewing platform offers unrivalled views over the town and beyond. Another popular attraction are the Brig Baths, which is one of Switzerland’s largest open-air thermal centers.

In the winter, there are eleven ski lifts up into the surrounding mountains. The Hohstock ski tunnel is one of the most popular winter attractions especially for skiers and snowboarders. There are several small skiing areas in the town that are busy during the winter months.

Another popular attraction is the Stockalper Palace, a large and impressive well-preserved baroque palace in the heart of the town. 

There are plenty of accommodation options in Brig ranging from budget bed and breakfasts up to world-class luxury resorts.

The 3-star Art Furrer Schlosshotel is set in a quiet and tranquil location just a five minute walk from the town’s center. The hotel offers spectacular views over the Alps and Brig, and the hotel itself is in a traditional Swiss style. This hotel is a great place for a romantic getaway at a great value price.


If you are traveling with your whole family, the Hotel Central is a fantastic budget family hotel right next to all of the most popular attractions in Brig. It is located next to the entrance to the car-free Brig Old Town. It has all the facilities that you might need, including cosy rooms and several restaurants. Pets are also allowed at this hotel.

If you like your accommodation to have a bit of history, the Hotel Du Pont certainly offers this. It is the oldest family hotel in Brig, and also has one of the best restaurants in the town. The prices are very reasonable and the surrounds are stunning. It is a great hotel for families.

Located in front of the main station of Brig is the impressive Minotel Victoria Hotel. Right in the heart of the town, this city is historic and traditional on the outside but modern and full facilitated on the inside. They have a restaurant serving local cuisine and there are family rooms for those with kids. It’s a great hotel for getting to all the sites of this beautiful town.

The Hotel Ambassador is situated in a quiet location 200 metres from the central Brig train station. The rooms are well-priced and modern with a Swiss twist. There is also a fantastic restaurant serving a variety of cuisines located at the hotel. You will be in a great location for easy access to all the skiing and hiking spots that Brig has to offer.

Brig is a stunning city that will take your breath away, and is recommended to every traveler looking for an out of this world holiday or getaway!