Schierke is situated at the 16km south-west of Wernigerode and the popular place for climbing, which offers the level of difficulties on nearby cliffs. It is the last stop to hike for the summit and also the popular spot for exploring the Hochharz National Park. Schierke is a last stop for the Brockenbahn.
You can hike to the Brocken through the bitumen Brockenstrasse. 7km hike via Eckerloch is the most interesting hike. Just follow the marked trail which leads to the rugged rock formations of Feursteinklippen and Schnarcherklippen.