Bernina Alps[bər-nēˈnə, bĕr-]
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A mountain group of southeast Switzerland in the Rhaetian Alps on the Swiss-Italian border. The highest elevation is Piz Bernina, rising to 4,051.6 m (13,284 ft). Bernina Pass connects Switzerland and Italy by road and rail.