Highest point
Peak Schesaplana
Elevation 2,964 m (9,724 ft)
Coordinates 47°3′14″N 9°42′46″E / 47.05389°N 9.71278°E / 47.05389; 9.71278
Countries Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
States Vorarlberg and Graubünden
Range coordinates 47°03′N 9°45′E / 47.05°N 9.75°E / 47.05; 9.75Coordinates: 47°03′N 9°45′E / 47.05°N 9.75°E / 47.05; 9.75
Parent range Central Eastern Alps
Borders on Silvretta, Verwall Alps, Plessur Range and Appenzell Alps
Topo map Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

The Rätikon is a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps located at the border between Vorarlberg, Liechtenstein and Graubünden. It is the geological border between the Eastern and Western Alps and stretches from the Montafon as far as the Rhine. In the south, the Prättigau is its limit, in the north the Walgau. In the east, it borders the Silvretta groups.

Its chief peaks are:

For a list of passes see Passes of the Silvretta and Rätikon Ranges.

A multiday hike that follows a big portion of the Rätikon chain on its southern side is called "Prättigauer Höhenweg".[1]

See also


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  1. Hiking Switzerland past Rätikon, Graubünden
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