Grindelwald has 4,183 inhabitants and is the largest town in the Jungfrau region, which includes a total of 6,976 inhabitants. The Eiger village is situated at 1,034 m above sea level.
In terms of area, the municipality is the twenty-fifth largest in Switzerland. With an area of 171 km2, the glacier village is the second largest municipality in the canton of Bern. The area has a level from 720 m up to 4107 m.

Grindelwald belongs to the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Besides German, most locals also speak French and English. The main language is "Bernese Oberland" dialect and in Grindelwald the language is "Grindelwalddütsch".

For more than 150 years mountain guides from Grindelwald have accompanied guests from all over the world in the mountains. Modern alpinism developed in the 1850’s and 60’s in Grindelwald and Zermatt. It is not always easy to get around in the snow. To the local Grindelwald wagon-maker and carpenter Christian Bühlmann it seemed tedious to travel the distance to his customers trudging through the snow. In 1911 he therefore made a snow bike that would take him quickly to his destinations - the Velogemel.