The Alps were the largest and highest mountain range in Europe.[1] They stretched from France in the west to Austria in the east.[1]


Shacklehorn-Thorn incident


Mathilda Grimblehawk in the Austrian Alps

The Austrian portion of the Alps were home to golden eagles, Graphorns, mountain trolls, and possibly Yetis.[2]

Percival Shacklehorn, a British wizard, went to the Austrian Alps with the intention of catching a wild Graphorn.[2] During this expedition, a mountain troll found its way into Shacklehorn's magically-expanded tent, and was rendered invisible when it broke a bottle of Invisibility Potion.[2] The Muggle monster hunter Laura Thorn was in the Alps searching for a Yeti at the same time.[2] She also wandered into Shacklehorn's tent, and, along with the mountain troll, was accidentally transported to the Leaky Cauldron in London.[2] Mathilda Grimblehawk and her partner were able to track down the loose mountain troll.[2]

Wandering tree book series

The book series Wanderings of a Tree in the Alps, which had at least five volumes, may have been the memoirs of a sentient, mobile tree's travels throughout this mountain range.[3][4]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alps" on Wikipedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World - Case 2: The Smell of Fear
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (see this image)
  4. Goblet of Fire set report from (archived via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine here)
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