For other uses, see Tatzelwurm (disambiguation).
Fountain in Kobern-Gondorf

In Alpine folklore, the Tatzelwurm is a stubby, lizard-like creature. It takes the appearance of a cat with the hind-end of a serpent with no hind legs. Narratives about the creature can be found in several areas of Europe, including the Austrian, Bavarian, Italian and Swiss Alps. It has several regional names including Stollenwurm, Springwurm, Arassas, Bergstutzen, and Praatzelwurm.


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