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409-Klaustreich woge
Other languages: German: Hyänenratte
Hungarian: Csirkefogó
Russian: Шустролап
Spanish: Klaustreich
Farsi: کلاسترایک
Notables: Handcuff Tim Steinkellner
Handcuff Joe
Dead Richard
Dead Shaw Steinkellner
Dead Rick Thornton
Dead Heidi McDunnah
Comics: Issue 1 (cover only)
Issue 12
Books: The Killing Time
Aunt Marie's Book of Lore

A Klaustreich (KLOU-strahyk; Ger. Klauen "steal" + Streich "prank/trick") is an alley cat-like Wesen that first appeared in "The Thing With Feathers". They are typically known for being jerks in the Wesen community.


When Klaustreichs woge, they gain outward pointed ears and a feline muzzle that terminates in a pink feline nose. Their faces and bodies are covered with fur, which varies in color in Klaustreichs from light gray to brown, though female Klaustreichs keep their human hair. Eye color also varies between jade green and yellow. They reproduce in litters like cats. ("The Thing With Feathers")

Physically, they are quite strong, able to perform cat-like leaps over a distance of several yards, and they can match blows with a Grimm, suggesting superhuman strength. While their strength is still inferior to Grimms, they are powerful enough that they can knock a Grimm out if they deliver a sucker punch to their face. Despite having both razor sharp fangs and claws, Klaustreichs prefer to use the latter in combat, which can cause massive damage when combined with their strength.

They are also significantly more durable than humans, able to take and quickly recover from suffering incredible force, even to the head. One, for example, was able to take multiple strikes to the head with a frying pan, have a vase and jar broken over his head, and be repeatedly assaulted, and he still showed no signs of damage afterwards. ("Eyes of the Beholder")


Women often find male Klaustreichs irresistible, but it never ends well for those who fall for them, as male Klaustreichs are very possessive and abusive towards their soul-mates. It is very rare for a woman to escape a relationship with a Klaustreich relatively or completely unscathed. It is unknown how they attract women, be it a physiological feature similar to Ziegevolks, or simply pure charisma. It would appear to be charisma, however, as a Klaustreich's hold is nowhere near as strong or as permanent as a Ziegevolk's. Monroe told Nick that it is a good idea to sleep with one eye open when there's a Klaustreich around, as Klaustreichs are treacherous and highly aggressive.

They, like many Wesen, fear Grimms, as both Joe and Shaw expressed extreme fear when they saw Nick and Trubel, respectively. However, Tim Steinkellner did not show fear when he saw Nick, only hatred.

Female Klaustreichs do not appear to be nearly as aggressive nor as treacherous as their male counterparts, but if Heidi McDunnah is any representation, their line of work is not very reputable, as Heidi worked as a prostitute. Female Klaustreichs do care deeply for their friends, however, and will look out for those they care about much more than male Klaustreichs do.

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit

A cat-like creature with amazing strength and leaping ability. I found them to be constantly deceptive and demeaning to women.

I followed one to a bar in Linfit for a chance to document behavior. I suspected he had been abusive to his wife from reports from other people who knew him. At the bar, I watched him hit on other women and then a most curious thing happened: He began discussing with his buddies about how he'd tricked his wife into believing he loved her in order to gain access to her inheritance.

What terrible creature would abuse the woman who loves him so? I've decided to check on... every night until he crosses a line... not hesitate to end his miserable...

(The following was written by Nick Burkhardt)

The Klaustreich I came in contact with was aggressive, predatory, sadistic, and treacherous.

207 - Klaustreich118-Nick's drawing of Tim Steinkellner woged as Klaustreich

Season 1 Blu-ray Grimm Guide ProfileEdit

Vicious alley cat-like creatures, they are known typically for being jerks in the Wesen community. Women love them, but it never ends well for those who fall for them. They are violent and abusive, and it's best to sleep with one eye open if one's nearby.


Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Geier, Steinadler
Amphibian Wesen Folterseele
Bovine Wesen Heftigauroch, Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Apgadnieks, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Luison, Schakal, Wældreór, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Krampus, Seelengut, Ziegevolk
Cathartid Wesen Raub-Kondor
Chelicerate Wesen Spinnetod
Chelonian Wesen Genio innocuo
Chimeric Wesen Manticore, Naiad
Chiropteran Wesen Murciélago
Dinosaur Wesen Glühenvolk
Feline Wesen Klaustreich, Weten Ogen
Hexapod Wesen Jinnamuru Xunte, Mellifer
Lepidosauromorphan Wesen Königschlange, Lausenschlange, Phansigar, Quijada Vil, Skalengeck, Varme Tyv
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel, Matança Zumbido
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Aswang, El Cucuy, Excandesco, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Indole Gentile, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Stangebär, Willahara
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Spiralian Wesen Gedächtnis Esser, Huntha Lami Muuaji, Lebensauger
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal, Schinderdiv
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau, Vulpesmyrca

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