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It has bus service and access to the Brocken Railway , whose station is located about metres above the village. A popular attraction in the area is the "Brocken Coaster", a local summer rodelbahn. Schierke is also not far from downhill skiing destinations such as the slope of the Wurmberg mountain, the second highest of the Harz.

Another winter activity in the area involves hiring or obtaining a sled and riding it down the "bob bahn" — a local tobogganing track. The average air temperature in Schierke is 5. The field name of Schierke was first mentioned in the records in as Schiriken the German word schier means, in the Harz area, an utterly, unspoilt wood blankes, reines Holz. Hitherto there had been a sawmill in , below the site of the subsequent village, in Elend , and a smelting works above the Cold Bode near the moor slags Moorschlacken.

A first church at the site was consecrated in Thereupon, Schierke became a popular tourist destination and numerous hotels and villas arose.

In and again in it was the site of the German Skeleton Championships. Schierke became a municipality in its own right in After World War II, however, due to its location next to the inner German border , Schierke for a long time was not accessible to the public for winter sports. Visits required an extra permission by East German authorities between and Barracks for the Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic stood on the site of the present training centre for engineering and metallurgy.

The 7th Border Company of the 20th Border Regiment guarded the stretch of border from the Brocken plateau via former Goetheweg station and the Dreieckiger Pfahl border stone checkpoint no.

Each troop was stationed for a week at a time in the present-day station building on the peak of the Brocken. After German reunification , tourism again prospered and many villas were restored. The coat of arms was granted to Schierke on 5 May by the governor Oberpräsident of the Province of Saxony.

The stag's antlers epitomize the "King of the Harz Forest", the dominant wild animal in the mountain forests around Schierke. Just as the antlers are the crown of the deer, Schierke, on the Brocken, "crowns" the Harz landscape with its natural beauty and its healing climate.

The coat of arms was designed by the head of the Magdeburg state archives, Otto Korn. The area around Schierke is criss-crossed by numerous trails, several leading up to the top of the Brocken. There is a choice of longer or shorter, but usually steeper, walks. The Wurmberg Trail Wurmbergstieg runs up to the summit of the Wurmberg.

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