Alp (river)

The Alp is a river in the Swiss canton of Schwyz and a tributary of the Sihl. It has a length of 19.3 km (12.0 mi). The river rises on the northwestern flanks of the Brünnelistock and the northern flanks of the Kleiner and Grosser Mythen mountains near Brunni, and flows in generally northerly direction through the village of Alpthal, the village of Trachslau, the town of Einsiedeln and the village of Biberbrugg. At Biberbrugg, the river Biber joins the Alp. Some 2 km (1.2 mi) north of Biberbrugg, at Dreiwässern the Alp flows into the Sihl.[1]

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The Alp in Einsiedeln
Physical characteristics
 • locationBrünnelistock and Grosser and Kleiner Mythen
 • elevation1,500 m (4,900 ft)
 • location
Dreiwässern, Sihl
 • elevation
783 m (2,569 ft)
Length19.3 km (12.0 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionSihlLimmatAareRhineNorth Sea

The valley between Brunni and Einsiedeln is called Alptal.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Alp at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ "Maps of Switzerland - Swiss Confederation -" (online map). Alp. 1:200000. National Map 1:200 000 (in German). Wabern, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo. 2014. Retrieved 2015-06-04 – via

Coordinates: 47°10′00″N 8°44′10″E / 47.1667°N 8.7361°E / 47.1667; 8.7361