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Germany is a republic in central Europe. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Its capital city is Berlin. The Black Forest is located in southern Germany, which also contains the federated state of Bavaria.

Witches and wizards from Germany

Important witches and wizards from Germany included:

Magical games and sports

Cologne, a major city in Germany

In medieval Germany, the ancient game of Stichstock, a forerunner of modern Quidditch, was popular. The players had to puncture an inflated dragon bladder that was tied to a pole with the sharpened ends of their broomsticks. The bladder was defended by another player. The game died out in the 14th century.[2]

Quidditch became popular on the continent, and thus probably also in Germany, by the early 15th century. The Heidelberg Harriers were a well-known professional German Quidditch team.[3] Their seven-day match against the Holyhead Harpies of 1953 was widely reckoned to be one of the finest ever seen. After the Harpies beat the Harriers, Harriers' Captain Rudolf Brand proposed to the Harpies' Captain and was hit over the head with her Cleansweep Five.

The broomstick manufacturing company Ellerby and Spudmore resided in the Black Forest, but their brooms were never successful in professional Quidditch.

Germany also had its own national Quidditch stadium.

An illuminated manuscript dating back to early Medieval Ages that depicted three warlocks dismounting from their brooms was found in Germany.[4]

Magical education

Based on the name of the school, it is possible that German wizards and witches had the option to attend Durmstrang Institute.

Magical government

Germany had its own Ministry of Magic.

By the 1920s, Aurors from Germany were active in the wizarding world.[5]


In the 21st century, a branch of bowtruckles was unleashed as a Confoundable by the Calamity and had to be dealt with by the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and returned to the Black Forest in Germany.[6]

Magical creatures

Native to Germany


The following creatures are found in certain regions of Europe that Germany falls under:

North Sea

The following creatures are found throughout the North Sea:

Atlantic Ocean

The following creatures are found throughout the Atlantic Ocean:


The following creatures were all found worldwide:


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Notes and references