Town hall, Schierke.
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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