Meander up from the station to this pretty square where the tiny Sebastianskapelle can be found here as well as several outdoor bars and cafes to while away the time. The shops always seem to have a sale on when we were visiting - good choice and more reasonable than mountain resorts.
In this platz is a fountain commemorating the Peruvian pilot Geo Chavez who flew over the Simplon for the first time in 1910. (pic 5)
Further up and to the right is the old town and the castle of Brig...Stockalper Brig.
Not far from Saltinibridge you will find the Sebastianskapelle , a small church that is well worth to take a look inside . A strong iron fence will protect the many works of art there around the altar, but you will be able to see everything through this fence.
Sebastiankapelle dates back to 1636 and the great painting at the altar, showing Holy Sebastian was made by Lorenz Ritz in 1837.
Welcome to Brig
In the past I often changed trains in Brig as it is a railway crossroad. I always wanted to see more of it, ever since Brig was in the news in 1993 when the town was covered in a mud avalanche. Since then the pretty city reemerged.
Brig also has thermal baths in the part of Brig called Brigerbad. Behind Brig's railway station you can cross the Rhone river and you are in Naters which has a very different old part of town with old wooden buildings.
Brig - Gateway Town to the Mountains
Brig is the main town in the Upper Valais region of Switzerland - providing a good base for its railway connections and post bus services .
Brig has a main station and just outside is the track for the glacier express route up to Zermatt and the local bus station - all timed to perfection to connect.
Buses also leave here for the mountain resort of Saas Fee.
Pause a while in the town first, good for shopping and plenty of cafe bars.
The "Stockalper" castle is also worth a look for its interesting architecture.
The main town square is a popular place to sit and have an (expensive) snack or meal.