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Durmstrang Institute

Durmstrang Ship on the lake

A European wizarding school with a dark reputation

Durmstrang fact file

Where in the world

In the far north of Europe



Residents or owners

Igor Karkaroff, Viktor Krum

Magical properties

Magically concealed

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Durmstrang’s got to be about the same size as Hogwarts, how are you going to hide a dirty great castle?

Ron Weasley
Wizarding School Durmstrang with name

Durmstrang Institute

By J.K. Rowling

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Durmstrang's Headmaster

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A celebrity guest

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It is a plot! You and your Ministry of Magic have lured me here under false pretences, Dumbledore!

Igor Karkaroff
Harry in the lake with the Merpeople in the Second Task.

The Great Lake

By J.K. Rowling

Slowly, magnificently, the ship rose out of the water, gleaming in the moonlight.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

Who is Gellert Grindelwald?

Character Bio

Krum flying in the Quidditch World Cup

Bulgaria's seeker

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...Father says Durmstrang takes a far more sensible line than Hogwarts about the Dark Arts. Durmstrang students actually learn them, not just the defence rubbish we do ...

Draco Malfoy