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Northern Alps

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointFinsteraarhorn (4274 m/14,022 ft)
CountriesGermany (51%), Switzerland (33%), Austria (16%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesBavaria (45%), Tirol (9%), Bern (8%), Baden-Württemberg (6%), Vorarlberg (4%), Sankt Gallen (3%), Salzburg (3%), Zürich (2%), Fribourg (2%), Vaud (2%), Graubünden (2%), Lucerne (2%), Valais (2%), Uri (1%), Aargau (1%), Schwyz (1%), Thurgau (1%), Glarus (1%), Obwalden (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area68,841 sq km / 26,579 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent322 km / 200 mi North-South
520 km / 323 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long47° 34' N; 9° 58' E
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Map of Northern Alps
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northern Alps.
AlpsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Western AlpsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Northern AlpsLevel 3
                 Berner OberlandLevel 4 (Child)
                 Urner AlpsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Glarus AlpsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Saint Gallen AlpsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Western Austria AlpsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Bavarian AlpsLevel 4 (Child)
                 KitzbuhelLevel 4 (Child)
         Southern AlpsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Eastern AlpsLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Northern Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Finsteraarhorn427414,022Berner Oberland
2.Aletschhorn419313,757Berner Oberland
3.Jungfrau415813,642Berner Oberland
4.Mönch410713,474Berner Oberland
5.Schreckhorn407813,379Berner Oberland
6.Gross-Fiescherhorn404913,284Berner Oberland
7.Gross-Grünhorn404413,268Berner Oberland
8.Lauteraarhorn404213,261Berner Oberland
9.Hinter-Fiescherhorn402513,205Berner Oberland
10.Gletscherhorn398313,068Berner Oberland
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Finsteraarhorn427414,022Berner Oberland
2.Dammastock363011,909Urner Alps
3.Tödi361411,857Glarus Alps
4.Piz Linard341011,188Western Austria Alps
5.Zugspitze29629718Bavarian Alps
6.Hochkönig29419649Kitzbuhel
7.Säntis25028209Saint Gallen Alps



Photos of Peaks in the Northern Alps

Aletschhorn

The Aletschhorn dominates the view south from the Monch (1985-08-09).
Jungfrau

The Jungfrau rises above the Jungfraujoch railway station area. View from the Monch (1985-08-09).
Mönch

The Monch is an easy climb from the Jungfraujoch railway terminal.
Eiger

The foreboding Eiger Nordwand towers over Kleine Scheidegg.
Zugspitze

In 1993 the summit area of the Zugspitze was a mess of construction (1993-08-07).
Grauspitze

The Grauspitze (left) and the Schwartzhorn are the highest and second highest summits in the tiny principality of Liechtenstein (1993-08-11).
Sonntagshorn
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The two highest peaks of the Chiemgau Alps (left to right): Vorderlahnerkopf 1909m and Sonntagshorn 1961m as seen from Tyrolean Peitingköpfl 1720m. The border between Germany and Austria follows the ridgle line (2013-12-22). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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Hinterer Rauschberg
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From left to right: Inzeller Kienberg, Rauschberg, Sonntagshorn, Vorderlahnerkopf Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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Muehlprachkopf
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Mühlprachkopf's apex and what must be the tiniest summit cross in the entire Alps (2013-12-26). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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