Lower Grindelwald Glacier

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Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher
Finsteraarhorn and Agassizhorn above the glacier
Location Canton of Berne, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°34′10″N 8°3′21″E / 46.56944°N 8.05583°E / 46.56944; 8.05583Coordinates: 46°34′10″N 8°3′21″E / 46.56944°N 8.05583°E / 46.56944; 8.05583

The Lower Grindelwald Glacier (German: Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher) is a Glacier in the Swiss Bernese Alps, situated to the south of Grindelwald. The Lower Grindelwald Glacier includes the tributary Grindelwald-Fiescher Glacier (German: Grindelwald-Fieschergletscher), which is the glacier overlooked by the Jungfrau Railway's Eismeer station.[1]

The Lower Grindelwald Glacier was about 8.2 km long and covered an area of 20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi) in 1973.[2]

The Lower Grindelwald Glacier should not be confused with the Upper Grindelwald Glacier, situated to its north-east. The Grindelwald-Fiescher Glacier should not be confused with the like-named Fiescher Glacier, to the south of the Fiescherhorn.

The Norwegian artist Thomas Fearnley's 1838 painting of The Lower Grindelwald Glacier, made at the peak of the romantic nationalism movement


  1. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, Grindelwald (BE)". Swiss glacier monitoring network. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 

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