Austria is a landlocked country in Central Europe.[1] It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.[1] Nurmengard Castle was found in the mountains of Austria.

Magical Education

Given the school's German name, it is possible that Austrian wizards and witches have the option to attend Durmstrang Institute.

Magical creatures

Native to Austria

The following creatures are native to the Austrian portion of the Alps:[2]


The following creatures were all found worldwide:


Mathilda Grimblehawk in the Austrian Alps

Percival Shacklehorn, a British wizard, went to the Austrian Alps in the hope of capturing a Graphorn.[2] During this expedition, a mountain troll snuck into his 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]

Cities and towns

The capital of Austria was Vienna.[1] Paul Stark, a Muggle luggage maker, had a workshop at Erdbergstrasse 35 in this city.[3]

Behind the scenes

  • It is very possible that Gellert Grindelwald was born somewhere in the former Austria-Hungary, judging by the fact that Nurmengard is located in Austria and that his given name is of Hungarian origin.


Notes and references

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