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17 Actual Towns That Look Just Like Hogsmeade

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"Hogsmeade looked like a Christmas card; the little thatched cottages and shops were all covered in a layer of crisp snow; there were holly wreaths on the doors and strings of enchanted candles hanging in the trees."

—J.K. Rowling

1. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Perhaps we can find Dervish & Banges this way?
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Perhaps we can find Dervish & Banges this way?

2. Colmar, France

We'll need to visit Dogweed and Deathcap for this week's Herbology lesson.
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We'll need to visit Dogweed and Deathcap for this week's Herbology lesson.

3. Nördlingen, Germany

My wand is busted. Ollivanders?
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My wand is busted. Ollivanders?

4. Zurich, Switzerland

Let's pick up Gilderoy Lockhart's Who Am I? at Tomes and Scrolls.
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Let's pick up Gilderoy Lockhart's Who Am I? at Tomes and Scrolls.

5. Erfurt, Germany

I'm dying for a foaming tankard of Butterbeer. Meet at the Three Broomsticks in 5?
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I'm dying for a foaming tankard of Butterbeer. Meet at the Three Broomsticks in 5?

6. Annecy, France

Let's take a right to Hogsmeade Station.
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Let's take a right to Hogsmeade Station.

7. Salzburg, Austria

We must be far away from The Hog's Head.
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We must be far away from The Hog's Head.

8. Tallinn, Estonia

There's just something special about Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop.
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There's just something special about Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop.

9. Kitzbühel, Austria

Let's dig through the barrel of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans at Honeydukes.
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Let's dig through the barrel of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans at Honeydukes.

10. Hildesheim, Germany

I'm glad we came this way to avoid The Shrieking Shack. That place creeps me out.
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I'm glad we came this way to avoid The Shrieking Shack. That place creeps me out.

11. York, England

Take him to Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop. All the happy couples go there.
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Take him to Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop. All the happy couples go there.

12. Linz, Germany

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I forgot to visit Quality Quidditch Supplies in Diagon Alley. Maybe I can get a new Quaffle at Spintwitches?

13. Dinan, France

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How far are we from J. Pippin's Potions?

14. Stratford, England

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Do you think we'll run into Snape at Potage's Cauldron Shop?

15. Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

We need to get those socks from Gladrags Wizardwear—they scream when they get too smelly!
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We need to get those socks from Gladrags Wizardwear—they scream when they get too smelly!

16. Mont Saint-Michel, France

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Is that Hedwig in the Hogsmeade Post Office?

17. Old Quebec City, Canada

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I think I see Zonko's Joke Shop up ahead!

Oh, Hogsmeade...

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If only you were real.