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Stockalperschloss is a castle located in Brig in the canton of Wallis, Switzerland, Europe. It is a building with Italian influence, of the seventeenth century in Baroque style, built by Kaspar von Stockalper. Stockalperschloss, which has a lovely garden of roses and vines around it, is one of the largest and beautiful castles in Switzerland.

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A: Castle Stockalper Garden

by Fritz Dallenbach, 70 meters away

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B: Stockalperschloss – playground

by Isabel Marques, 70 meters away

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C: Stockalper Castle, Brig, Switzerland

by Graham Ord, 80 meters away

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Stockalper Castle, Brig, Switzerland

D: Stockalperschloss 2

by Isabel Marques, 80 meters away

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E: In the Garden Stockalper Castle – Brig

by Luis Marques, 80 meters away

The Garden Stockalper Castle, built in Baroque style, is composed of roses, vines and fountains, loca...

In the Garden Stockalper Castle – Brig

F: Castle Stockalper in Brig Switzerland

by Fritz Dallenbach, 90 meters away

Castle Stockalper in Brig Switzerland

G: Stockalper Castle – Brig

by Luis Marques, 100 meters away

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Stockalper  Castle – Brig

H: Sebastiansplatz

by Luis Marques, 310 meters away

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I: Round Lötschberg

by Isabel Marques, 910 meters away

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J: Naters’s church - Interior

by Luis Marques, 1.3 km away

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This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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