Appenzell Alps

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Appenzell Alps
German: Appenzeller Alpen
Churfirsten group, with the Schibestoll, Zuestoll, Brisi, Frümsel and Selun (left to right)
Highest point
Peak Säntis
Elevation 2,502 m (8,209 ft)
Coordinates 46°38′28″N 8°25′6″E / 46.64111°N 8.41833°E / 46.64111; 8.41833Coordinates: 46°38′28″N 8°25′6″E / 46.64111°N 8.41833°E / 46.64111; 8.41833
Alpes centrales map-fr.svg
Central Alps (Appenzell Alps marked as Alpes appenzelloises)
Country Switzerland
Cantons Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden and St. Gallen
Borders on Glarus Alps and Rätikon

The Appenzell Alps are a mountain range in Switzerland on the northern edge of the Alps. They extend into the cantons of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden and St. Gallen and are bordered by the Glarus Alps to the west and the Rätikon to the south-east.


The range is split up into six sub-ranges:

  • Alpstein, central group, highest summit: Altmann, 2,435 m
  • Alpstein, northern group, highest summit: Säntis, 2,502 m
  • Alpstein, southern group, highest summit: Roslen- or Saxerfirst, 2,151 m
  • Alviergruppe, highest summit: Gamsberg, 2,385 m
  • Churfirsten, highest summit: Hinterrugg, 2,306 m
  • Speer - Mattstock, highest summit: Speer, 1,950 m


Principal summits[edit]

The principal summits of the Appenzell Alps are:

Other interesting summits[edit]

  • Kamor, 1,751 m
  • Tanzboden, 1,443 m
  • Chrüzegg, 1,314 m
  • Gäbris, 1,247 m
  • Hörnli, 1,133 m
  • Köbelisberg, 1,131 m
  • Bachtel, 1,115 m


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