If You Want To Attend Hogwarts, Go To Poland

The day everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived: We can all attend Hogwarts.

Thanks to a few Polish and Danish Harry Potter fans who were determined to take their magical education into their own hands, the College of Wizardry was born. Set in a Polish castle, around 200 LARPers (live-action role players) from 11 countries gathered for a few days in November to experience the first session of Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

"Students" are sorted into five houses (Durentius, Faust, Libussa, Molin and Sendivogius) and must complete their S.P.E.L.Ls (Senior Protective Enchanter’s Lifelong License) to pass. The school is filled with a variety of professors, ranging from “bumbling, absent-minded professors with scant memory of their own youth to sharp-tongued young lecturers.”

The second session has been scheduled for April 9-12, 2015, still in Poland, and will cost attendees about $345.

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