Gretel Grösse is the fifth boss of Wolfenstein 3D.  She is in the final level of Episode 5: Trail of the Madman.


Gretel is identical in behavior to Hans Grösse.  Refer to his tactics page to see how best to approach Gretel.

Worth mentioning is that Trans Grösse, Gretel Grösse, and Submarine Willy all have reduced accuracy from what Hans is capable of.

Official Hint Book DescriptionEdit

Gretel Art

Tom Hall's concept art for Gretel as shown in the Official Wolfenstein 3D Hint Book

From The Official Wolfenstein 3D Hint Book:
Gretel is the younger sister of Hans Grösse (and all the Grösse brothers). The two were fiercely competitive children, and what Gretel may lack in experience she makes up for in sheer ferocity. Woe be the hero that stands toe to toe with this giantess!


  • Gretel and her brother Hans Grösse are named after Hansel and Gretel from the German fairytale about two children who are lured into being kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch.
  • The Grösse family displayed in the Wolfenstein family of games spans 6 siblings, not including the 2 Hans Grösses in the Aardwolf maze in E2M8.
  • Caroline Becker

    Caroline Becker replacing Gretel in Wolfstone 3D

    In Wolfstone 3D Gretel is replaced with Caroline Becker, a supporting character of the Wolfenstein franchise starting in Wolfenstein (2009).
  • Gretel is the only female enemy in all of the Wolfenstein 3D family of games.

ECWolf DECORATE DefinitionEdit

actor Gretel : WolfensteinMonster 20
    points 5000
    health 850, 950, 1050, 1200
    speed 1, 3
    attacksound "gretel/attack"
    deathsound "gretel/death"
    seesound "gretel/sight"
    dropitem "GoldKey"
            GRET A -1 NOP A_Look(0, 0, 0, 0, 360)
            GRET A 5 NOP A_Chase
            GRET A 1.5
            GRET B 4 NOP A_Chase
            GRET C 5 NOP A_Chase
            GRET C 1.5
            GRET D 4 NOP A_Chase
            GRET E 15 A_FaceTarget
            GRET F 5 bright A_FaceTarget
            GRET GFGFGE 5 bright A_WolfAttack
            goto See
            GRET H 7.5 A_Fall
            GRET I 7.5 A_Scream
            GRET J 7.5
            GRET K -1
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