The highest hostel in Sachsen-Anhalt
The Youth Hostel Schierke is located at the foot of the Brocken and the entrance to the Harz National Park. Leaving our door, you can hike to the peak of the Brocken, the highest peak in North Germany (1141 m), in about 2 hours, or enjoy an exhilirating ride on the Brocken Mountain Train ("Brockenbahn"). The resort town of Schierke is an ideal base for enjoying and exploring the surrounding nature.
Schierke is well-known for its annual "Walpurgisnacht". From April 30 to May 1, the festival welcomes in the Nordic spring. According to tradition, witches fly over the Brocken on this night, in order to sweep away the last remnants of snow and to finally welcome in the spring for good. Welcome to the Harz – Region of Myths and Legends.
Youth Hostel Schierke
Hostel Manager: Gerlinde Frömmelt
38879 Schierke/ Germany