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The Stockalper Palace is perhaps the most imposing palace of the 17th century that can be found in Switzerland. Kaspar Stockalper was the builder and owner of his time, hence the name. He was a comparatively unscrupulous early capitalist of his day, who had no shame in bribing, cheating, and buying or selling anything that promised him any profit. It was the envy of his fellow human beings that at some point drove them to exile him from his estate. - In addition to the moral of the story, the really impressive castle remained, which regularly presents itself from its most beautiful side in the sunset and is clearly worth a photo. Incidentally, the best view of this is from the park in front.
March 13, 2020
The Stockalper Palace, also called the Stockalper Palace, was built between 1651 and 1671 in the Valais city of Brig in Switzerland by Kaspar Stockalper.
It is characterized by a four-story main building, three towers and a three-story arcade courtyard. The square towers made of granite blocks with gilded onion domes are named Kaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, which is to be understood as an allusion to the three wise men. A first glance reveals the relationship between the three towers of the Baroque building of the Stockalper Castle in Brig and the medieval onion tower of St. Niklaus.
In 1948 the castle came into the possession of the city of Brig and has housed the town hall since 1960. There is also a museum in the castle. With an area of 1280 square meters, the castle courtyard occasionally serves as a backdrop for concerts and performances.
December 15, 2018
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