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Switzerland, Central Europe

Switzerland facts and history in brief

Brig, is a small, picturesque town with many architectural treasures, at the foot of the high Alps, in the Valais canton, in southern Switzerland. The Rhone River runs through town, at the northern end of the Simplon Tunnel.

Brig is an important railway junction of the Simplon, Lotschberg, and Furka rail lines.

Tourism is the main economic activity for the town and the whole canton as well.

Some of the town's notable attractions are the interesting and impressive 17th Century Stockalper Castle palace, an onion shaped domed pilgrim Church in Glis.

The town centre is a pedestrians only mall lined with shops and restaurants.

Nearby are many skiing slopes that can be reached in less than half a hour by car or gondola, including the Rosswald, immediately above the town, Belalp, Riederalp, Bettmeralp, Fiescheralp.

and the Matterhorn are a short train and chairlift ride away.

The Glacier Express train route connects Zermatt to St. Moritz making a stop in Brig, and Saas-Fee, Leukerbad, Interlaken and Crans Montana.

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