Alpine foothills

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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 European Alps. 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.


The Alpine foothills comprise:


  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

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