Schierke is a small spa town, at 600 metres altitude, in the Harz Mountains. It is a popular tourist destination, not least as a base for walks up the Brocken, the highest mountain in the region.
Schierke is home to a well-known local drink, Schierker Feuerstein, named after the Feuerstein (flint) rocks above the town.
Schierke is in the heart of the Harz, surrounded by the forests of the National Park. It has a long tradition as a spa and consequently has dozens of hotels and restaurants.
The Cold Bode (Kalte Bode) river flows through Schierke into the Bode Valley.
Schierke is on the Brocken Railway, a narrow gauge line that starts in Wernigerode. It is also accessible by road from the B4, the main north-south federal road through the Harz.
Schierke is small enough to walk around.
- Felsklippen (Crags). Around the area are a number of not worthy rock formations. For example the Feuersteinklippe and the Schnarcherklippen.
- . Climb the Brocken, at over 1,000 metres (3,000 feet) high it is the highest summit in the Harz Mountains.
- Steam train. Catch the steam train up the Brocken.
- Willys Apotheke, Brockenstraße 3. Schierker Feuerstein herbal liqueur, of 35% alcohol by volume
- Das Kleine Cafe. claims to be the smallest restaurant in the Harz - serves a range of delicious home-made cakes and wide range of coffees and teas, painstakingly prepared. Pick your time because it really is small!
- Hotel Bodeblick.
- Hotel Brockenscheideck.
- Hotel Brockenstübchen.
- Hotel Waldschlößchen.
- Hotel Villa Fichtenhof.
- Pension Schmidt.
- Pension Andrä.
- Pension Barbara.
- Zeltplatz Schierke.
- Harz Hotel Ferienanlage Zum Wildbach.
- Ferienwohnungen am Brocken.