Welcome to the magical world of witchcraft, wizardry, and geocaching! Harry Potter has captured the hearts and minds of millions of muggles and geocachers since its creation in 1997. Drawing inspiration from the books and films, geocache hiders continue to place Potter-themed caches around the globe that bring the magic to life in the game of geocaching. In fact, there are nearly 1,000 geocaches placed globally with “Harry Potter” in the cache titles. Whether you identify as a Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, all will love these seven Harry Potter themed geocaching adventures.
Film set 10 Harry Potter
Virtual | GC5CB9 | Yorkshire, UK
All aboard! The Hogwarts Express departs in 3…2…1! This Virtual location may look familiar to you since it’s a featured shot in the films. Enjoy walking around this endearing train station and quaint little village. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the iconic steam train before it takes off.
Harry Potter: Ollivander’s Wands
Traditional | GC6DE20 | Delaware, USA
Ever dream of visiting Ollivander’s shop to have him select a custom wand for you? This Traditional is all about that dream. Instead of Diagon Alley, you’ll venture through the woods outside of Newark, Delaware. No invisibility cloak or special spells necessary.
Harry Potter Series by Sonoluminous
Traditional and Mystery Series | GC30XGM | Connecticut, USA
“Dark & difficult times lie ahead.” Each cache in this series features carefully conceived references to the Wizarding World and draws you into a fascinating storyline. Starting with the first cache in the series, head on a quest to investigate rumored sightings of the dark mark over Greenwich, Connecticut. Mr. Dippityjibbit is speaking nonsense, so you must capture his memory and decipher it in a Pensieve. As you move along to the other caches, you learn more about how the story is incorporated into the beautiful New England landscape.
Harry Potters Abenteuer
Multi-Cache | GC6ACTD | Hesse, Germany
Discover what it’s like to be a Hogwarts student while on the epic Multi-Cache journey to find Harry Potters Abenteuer. The journey begins just 60 km (37 mi) north of Frankfurt in the picturesque hills of the Lahn Valley. From there, embark on a series of 18 stages which are inspired by a different scene from the books and movies. Each stage was designed in detail by the cache owners, blackschneck, also known as Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
Fishers Alley (Harry Potter: Diagon Alley)
Traditional | GC6GVAH | London, UK
This itsy bitsy Traditional will have you feeling like you’re right in the heart of Diagon Alley. Oh wait — that’s because you are! Join a Harry Potter tour to really feel like your back to school shopping with other Hogwarts students.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Multi-Cache | GC16D0K | Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Join Harry, Ron, and Hermione on a Multi-Cache adventure through the classrooms of Hogwarts, to the paths of the Forbidden Forest, and help free Sirius Black from the Dementors of Azkaban. Over 600 geocachers have completed this quest, with over half awarding Favorite points. Good luck!
Harry Potter: Dobby’s Cache
Traditional | GC5F9R6 | Florida, USA
Who doesn’t love Dobby the House Elf? In order to free his loyal friend from a not-so-great owner, Harry had to give him a special gift. Celebrate his freedom with this fun cache!
For fanatics and geocachers alike, Harry Potter themed geocaches are a blast to discover and tend to leave a long lasting impression on those who find them (even when one uses an Obliviate charm).
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