A street scene in Grindelwald, Switzerland. The “glacier village” of Grindelwald (population 3,800), at 3,400 feet), lies in the foothills of an imposing wall of Alpine peaks towering up over the village to more than 13,000 feet. The infamous north face of the Eiger is one of the alps visible from the village. It's both a winter and a summer resort. It is also home to two of Switzerland’s largest glaciers, the Upper and Lower Grindelwald Glaciers, which for millenniums have snaked their way through Alpine gorges toward the town.