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'Dark' Season 1 Character Map

Updated on May 25, 2019
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Photos depicting the people of Winden are tacked to a wall in 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Photos depicting the people of Winden are tacked to a wall in 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.

What is 'Dark'?

'Dark' is a German-based Netflix Original Series that takes place in the fictional town of Winden, Germany in 2019. Throughout the season we get glimpses of some of the characters lives during their past and also as a few of them time-travel to 1986 and 1953.

This is one show that was recommended to me by Netflix because of my past viewing history of shows like Stranger Things and The Haunting of Hill House. To be honest, I wasn't sure about watching it simply because it's in German, but I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy science, time travel theories, murder, adultery and don't mind either reading subtitles or listening to dubbed audio, I highly recommend this series. If you'd like to see the little review I did on 'Dark' you can find the link at the bottom of this page under, 'My Reviews'.

The reason for making this character map is because there's a rather large cast of characters to remember and, in the beginning, it can be a bit overwhelming to remember who's who; couple that with many of them being depicted over the span of three timelines and several of them time-traveling, and it can give you a headache trying to keep them straight, or maybe that's just me.

Winden Families

There are four Winden families that are the primary focus in the first season. Although there are many supporting characters that play crucial roles, these four families will be the main focus for this character map and without giving too many spoilers, show how they connect to each other.

Nielsen Family

Nielsen family tree from 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Nielsen family tree from 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Character
Appears in Years
Summary
Agnes Nielsen
1953
Widow. Mother to Tronte. Grandmother to Ulrich and Mads.
Tronte Nielsen
1953, 1986, 2019
Married to Jana. Father to Ulrich and Mads. Reporter in 1986.
Jana Nielsen
1953, 1986, 2019
Married to Tronte. Mother to Ulrich and Mads. Still heartbroken over Mad's disappearance 33 years later.
Ulrich Nielsen
1953 (time travel), 1986, 2019
Married to Katharina. Brother to Mads. Father to Magnus, Martha and Mikkel. Town cop. Having an affair with Hanna Kahnwald.
Mads Nielsen
1986
Son of Tronte and Jana. Brother to Ulrich. Disappeared in 1986.
Katharina Nielsen
1986, 2019
Married to Ulrich. Mother to Magnus, Martha and Mikkel.
Magnus Nielsen
2019
Son of Ulrich and Katharina. Secretely dating Franziska.
Martha Nielsen
2019
Daughter of Ulrich and Katharina. Has a crush history with Jonas Kahnwald. Dating Bartosz Tiedemann.
Mikkel Nielsen
1986 (time travel), 2019
Son of Ulrich and Katharina. Goes missing in 2019. Time travels to 1986.

Kahnwald Family

Kahnwald family tree from 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Kahnwald family tree from 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Character
Appears in Years
 
Daniel Kahnwald
1953
Father of Ines. Grandfather of Michael. Police Chief.
Ines Kahnwald
1953, 1986, 2019
Single. Adopted mother of Michael. Grandmother to Jonas. Nurse in Winden Hospital.
Michael Kahnwald
1986, 2019
Married to Hannah. Father of Jonas. Commits suicide in episode one.
Hannah Kahnwald
1986, 2019
Widow of Michael. Mother of Jonas. Having an affair with Ulrich Nielsen. Massage therapist.
Sebastian Krüger
1986
Father of Hannah. Owns a laundry service.
Jonas Kahnwald
1986 (time travel), 2019
Son of Michael and Hannah. Told people he was in boarding school in France after his father's death, but was in a mental hospital. Has a crush history with Martha Nielsen.

Doppler Family

Doppler family tree from 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Doppler family tree from 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Character
Appears in Years
Summary
Bernd Doppler
1953, 1986
Married to Greta. Father of Helge. Founder of the Winden nuclear power plant.
Greta
1953
Married to Bernd. Mother of Helge.
H G Tannhaus
1953, 1986
Grandfather of Charlotte Doppler. Owns a clock shop. Builder of the time machine.
Helge Doppler
1953, 1986, 2019
Father of Peter. Works at the nuclear power plant.
Peter Doppler
2019
Married to Charlotte. Father of Franzika and Elisabeth. Jonas' therapist.Franziska
Charlotte Doppler
1986, 2019
Married to Peter. Granddaughter of H G Tannhaus. Mother of Franzika and Elisabeth. Town cop.Franziska
Franziska Doppler
2019
Daughter of Peter and Charlotte. In a secret relationship with Magnus Nielsen.
Elisabeth Doppler
2019
Daughter of Peter and Charlotte. Deaf.

Tiedemann Family

Tiedemann family tree from 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Tiedemann family tree from 'Dark' (2017), a Netflix Original Series.
Character
Appears in Years
Summary
Egon Tiedemann
1953, 1986
Married to Doris. Father of Claudia. Grandfather of Regina. Town cop.
Doris Tiedemann
1953
Married to Egon. Mother of Claudia. Leaves Egon sometime before 1986.
Claudia Tiedemann
1953, 1986, 2019
Mother of Regina. Becomes the Director of the nuclear power plant when Bernd steps down. Leaves Winden sometime after 1986 and returns in 2019.
Regina Tiedemann
1986, 2019
Married to Aleksander. Mother to Bartosz. Owner of the town hotel.
Aleksander Tiedemann
1986, 2019
Married to Regina. Father to Bartosz. Director of the nuclear power plant in 2019. Real name is Boris Niewald. Arrived in Winden with a bullet wound and a fake passport.
Bartosz
2019
Son of Regina and Aleksander. Dating Martha Nielsen.

© 2019 Veronica

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