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Schierke Travel Guide

Town hall, Schierke (photo by Alma - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)
Town hall, Schierke.

Introduction

Schierke is a pretty mountain village and an access point to the Harz National Park. The Brocken Railway, one of three tourist metre gauge railways in the Harz mountains, has a station 100 metres above the village.

In 1914 and 1934 Schierke was the site of the German Skeleton Championships. A popular attaction in the area is the "Brocken Coaster", a local summer rodelbahn. In winter, one can hire a sled and ride it down the "bob bahn" a local tobogganing track.

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