Schierke to The Brocken via Eckerloch Valley

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Schierke to The Brocken via Eckerloch Valley is a 12.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 12.4 km Elevation Gain: 583 m Route Type: Out & Back


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Begin the route in the town of Schierke and get on the Sandbrinkstraße. Take a right to get onto the Eckerlochstieg, which follows the Schwarzes Schluftwasser for a ways before veering off to the right again. The final part of the climb travels along the Brockenstraße. Once at the top, you can stop the a restaurant to relax and enjoy the views before heading back down to Schierze.

3 months ago

Did the trail in February this year. Nice sights. Trail covered in snow and ice about 85% of the way, so took longer than expected. Took me roughly 2 hours to complete, but stopped frequently to take pictures. Should not take longer than 1-1.5 hours in summer. Recommend, but might in part be difficult for untrained hikers due to ascending slopes.

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