Alpine foothills

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:

See also


  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
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/21/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.