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Kolomansberg, Salzkammergut Mountains, Austria
Kolomansberg, Salzkammergut Mountains, Austria

The Alpine foothills, or Prealps (German: Voralpen; French: Préalpes; Italian: Prealpi; Slovene: Predalpe) can refer generally to any foothills at the base of the Alps in Europe. They are the transition zone between the High Alps to the Swiss Plateau and the Bavarian Alpine Foreland in the north, as well as to the Pannonian Basin (Alpokalja) in the east, the Padan Plain in the south and the Rhone Valley in the west.

Classification

The Alpine foothills comprise:

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ From the geological point of view also the Alpi Cusiane and a small part of the Biellese Alps ranges of the Pennine Alps are considered prealps