Grindelwald is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The village is located at 1,034 metres (3,390 ft) above sea level in the Bernese Alps.
Long famed as a winter tourist destination with slopes for beginners, intermediates and the challenges of the Eiger glacier for the experienced, there are activities for the non-skiers, from tobogganing to groomed winter hiking tracks. It is the usual starting point for ascents of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn. Nowadays Grindelwald is also a popular summer activity resort with many miles of hiking trails across the Alps.
Grindelwald has an area of 171.1 square kilometers (66.1 sq mi). Of this area, 30.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 16% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (51.7%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
The municipality is quite large and is divided into seven mountain communities. However the municipality is dominated by the large village and tourist center of Grindelwald.
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