Where is Schierke?
The village of Schierke am Brocken is a district of Wernigerode and covers an area of 40,1 km². Located in the Sachsen-Anhalt county of Harz (Hochharz), Schierke borders Harz National Park to the north. The district’s local mountain, Brocken (1.142 m), is the highest mountain in North Germany.
From the 1890s to the 1940s Schierke was known as “St. Moritz of the north”. Splendid mansions and hotel resorts are witnesses to this epoch. Tourism stagnated in the post-war years and it was only after Die Wende that the historic mansions were restored. Schierke also found its way into literature: The Walpurgisnacht scene in Goethe’s Faust is set in the "District of Schierke and Elend".