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Country Switzerland
Canton Berne
District Interlaken-Oberhasli
 • Total 40.63 km2 (15.69 sq mi)
595 m (1,952 ft)
 (Dec 2020 )
 • Total 4,666
 • Density 114.841/km2 (297.44/sq mi)
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Surrounded by Brienz, Brienzwiler, Grindelwald, Hasliberg, Innertkirchen, Lungern (OW), Schattenhalb

Meiringen is a municipality in the administrative district of Interlaken-Oberhasli in the canton of Berne in Switzerland.

6004 - Meiringen - Bahnhofstrasse

Meiringen is famous for the nearby Reichenbach Falls, a waterfall that was the setting for the final showdown between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty. The village is also known for its claim to have been the place where meringue was first created.

The municipal coat of arms shows a black eagle in a yellow field. ("Or an Eagle displayed Sable crowned, beaked, langued and membered of the first.") Formerly the coat of arms of the entire Oberhasli Talschaft, this design continues the imperial coat of arms.

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