Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and was bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west.[4]

History

An issue of Transfiguration Today published in 1926 featured an article that examined the implications that the ancient myths of the Transdanubia region of Hungary held for the modern practise of transfiguration.[5]

A delegate from Hungary was member of the International Confederation of Wizards and participated in the meeting held at the Magical Congress of the United States of America on 6 December 1926.[6]

The Hungarian National Gobstones Team lost to the Welsh National Gobstones Team at the Gobstones Tournament in 1998.[7]

Mountain trolls were reported to be riding graphorns through Hungary in 2020.[8]

Magical Education

It is possible that some Hungarian wizards and witches have the option to attend Durmstrang Institute as it accepted students all over Northern and Eastern Europe, as long as they were of wizarding heritage.[9]

Magical creatures

Native to Hungary

Worldwide

The following creatures were all found worldwide:

Behind the scenes

  • Transylvania is known to have competed in the 1473 Quidditch World Cup. Historically, this region was part of the Kingdom of Hungary at the time, even though it is seemingly mentioned as an independent country in canon (whether this is the case in wizarding jurisdictions is unknown).
  • In discussing the scene from the film inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the Pentagram Office, Colin Farrell praised Colleen Atwood's costuming: "There must have been two hundred actors and extras all in the different costumes. Wizards from Hungary, from Mongolia, from Russia, from Thailand, from Ireland, and from Pakistan. It was amazing. They all had culturally relevant garb but with a little wizarding flourish."[6]
  • It is possible that Gellert Grindelwald was born in Austria-Hungary or was of Hungarian heritage, which is supported by his given name.

Appearances

Notes and references

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