Austrian Law categorises bodily harm with permanent consequences in § 85 StGB as part of the group of so-called “vorsätzliche erfolgsqualifizierte Delikte”, meaning intentional offences with severe outcomes. So does German Law in § 226 dtStGB. Austrian jurisdiction has classified the attempt of those criminal offences with severe outcomes as not punishable over the past decades. However, changes on the Austrian criminal code of 2015 have led to an OGH (Supreme Court) reassessing that such attempts are indeed to be punished. In Germany, courts have already sentenced attempts for most of the past. A comparison between Austrian and German Law will allow to identify main differences and similarities on the subject.