Who didn’t want to receive a letter from Hogwarts in our childhood years? Wandering those magical passages, attending classes, even fighting a basilisk and saving the school… It will be a really cool experience chatting with Harry while eating those legendary foods. Hogwarts is where Harry Potter’s introduction to magic really began. This school, which is the main one, has an important place for Potter and his journey. For those who don’t know, Hogwarts is a prestigious school of wizardry based in England and is the best in Europe. A complex building with a history, many untold mysteries and secrets! It really is a magical place, with escalators, ghosts, moving and moving paintings. Here are eight fun facts about Hogwarts.

1. Hogwarts has over 20 towers

Hogwarts Castle has 12 main towers and about 12 smaller ones. The highest tower in the castle is the Astronomy Tower. This is where astronomy lessons were given and where Snape killed Dumbledore. The Dark Tower is one of the most mysterious places in the school, as it is not used very often. It is the least visited place due to being on the 7th floor. The Black Tower is made of solid stone and has its own prison at the top. The prison consisted of a stone bench and shackles.

2. The school was founded in the 10th century


The four founders of Hogwarts are Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff, after whom the buildings are named. Hogwarts was founded by two wizards and wizards around 990 AD. Each of the founders represents a personality trait that they want to bring out in the students. Shortly after the school was founded, Salazar Slytherin had a falling out with his friends over the school’s rules. Slytherin believes that only purebred students should be admitted to the school. However, the other three founders disagreed, which led to Slytherin’s withdrawal.

3. All magical children are enrolled in Hogwarts as soon as they are born.


Whenever a wizard, wizard, or child is born with magical abilities, they are automatically enrolled to attend Hogwarts. A magical object called the Acceptance Feather recognizes the moment a gifted child is born and records its name in the Acceptance Book. The book was placed in a small tower by its founders and has not been touched by anyone since. Once a child turns 11, an owl chaperone or messenger is sent with an invitation to come to Hogwarts.

4. The Second Wizarding War has ended at Hogwarts


The Battle of Hogwarts, which took place in 1998, was the end of a major war. Unfortunately, most of the castle was destroyed during the war. But Hogwarts has its own powers, the school has the ability to regenerate and heal itself. So the building was self-renovated in a short time.

5. Electronics don’t work at Hogwarts

You may be wondering why we don’t see witches at Hogwarts using a cell phone, computer or any electrical device. The reason is magic. Magic affects the work of electronic devices. Besides, who needs a phone when you can use magic?

The eighth king is in the hall of the grand staircase. A portrait of Henry’s wife Anne Boleyn hangs. Boleyn was the Queen of England and the mother of Elizabeth I. His portrait stands next to the second floor landing. Boleyn is believed to be a witch born to magical parents but without powers.

7. Hogwarts’ motto is “Never tickle a sleeping dragon.”

The school motto is “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus” meaning “Never tickle a sleeping dragon”. When JK Rowling was asked why she chose this motto for her school, she replied that she wanted something fun. Rowling felt that school slogans are often boring and forgettable, so she wanted to write a catchy and fun slogan.

8. There are 142 stairs at Hogwarts

Hogwarts is famous for its mysterious staircase leading into the unknown. The school has 142 stairs that lead to dungeons, towers, dormitories, classrooms, and mysterious places. The most famous staircase is the Grand Staircase which is seen regularly in movies, as it is the only staircase to access all seven floors. The Grand Staircase has a mind of its own and can sometimes mislead students with wrong steps. There are other interesting ladders that we haven’t seen in the movies but mentioned in the books. For example, the stairs to the girls’ dorm can turn into slides to prevent men from entering the girls’ dorm.

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