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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), may refer generally to any foothills at the base of the Alps in Europe. They are the transition zone between the High Alps and 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.


The Alpine foothills comprise:

See also


  1. ^ From the geological point of view, the Alpi Cusiane and a small part of the Biellese Alps ranges of the Pennine Alps are also considered to be in the Prealps.