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Berner Oberland

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointFinsteraarhorn (4274 m/14,022 ft)
CountriesSwitzerland
States/ProvincesBern (38%), Fribourg (21%), Vaud (19%), Valais (18%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area7,786 sq km / 3,006 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent111 km / 69 mi North-South
139 km / 86 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 37' N; 7° 25' E
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Map of Berner Oberland
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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 Berner Oberland.
Northern AlpsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Berner OberlandLevel 4
         Urner AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Glarus AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Saint Gallen AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Western Austria AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Bavarian AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         KitzbuhelLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Berner Oberland

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Finsteraarhorn427414,022 
2.Aletschhorn419313,757 
3.Jungfrau415813,642 
4.Mönch410713,474 
5.Schreckhorn407813,379 
6.Grosses Fiescherhorn404913,284 
7.Grosses Grünhorn404413,268 
8.Lauteraarhorn404213,261 
9.Hinter-Fiescherhorn402513,205 
10.Gletscherhorn398213,064 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Berner Oberland

Finsteraarhorn
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View from Risihorn (2007-07-31). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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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.
Wildhorn-Northeast Peak
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View north-east to the pre-peak of Wildhorn, which is 1or2m smaller (2015-11-08). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Le Sommet des Diablerets
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Flight over the Swiss Alps (2014-07-19). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Grand Muveran
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Summit of Grand Muveran from the S face (2017-07-21). Photo by Richard Mclellan.
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Schilthorn
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Schilthorn as seen from the Lauberhorn on a cold morning (2018-02-22). Photo by Aaron Kissel.
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Eggishorn
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Eggishorn (2019-07-07). Photo by Weiwei Yin.
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