Emmental Alps
The Emme valley from the Schrattenfluh
Highest point
PeakBrienzer Rothorn
Elevation2,350 m (7,710 ft)
Coordinates46°47′13″N 8°02′49″E / 46.78694°N 8.04694°E / 46.78694; 8.04694
Native nameEmmentaler Alpen (German)
CantonsBern, Lucerne, Obwalden and Nidwalden
Range coordinates46°47′13″N 8°02′49″E / 46.78694°N 8.04694°E / 46.78694; 8.04694
Parent rangeWestern Alps
Borders onBernese Alps, Uri Alps and Schwyz Alps
Topo mapSwiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

The Emmental Alps (German: Emmentaler Alpen) are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps, in Switzerland. They are located north-west of the Brünig Pass, mainly in the cantons of Lucerne, Bern, and Obwalden, with a small portion in the canton of Nidwalden. The highest summit of the range is the Brienzer Rothorn, which is also the highest point in the canton of Lucerne. The range is named after the Emme valley (German: Emmental). In the north-west corner one finds the relatively low, but widespread, and very furrowed Napf.

The Emmental Alps are separated from the Bernese Alps by the Aare valley to the south and connected to the Uri Alps by the four lakes Lungerersee, Sarnersee, Wichelsee, and Vierwaldstättersee to the east.

Notable peaks


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