Year 2019. Events take place in a small German town called Winden. Two months ago, Jonas returned to the school with his father committing suicide. A couple of weeks ago when he came back, he learns that a child is lost in the town. Days of searching have remained unsuccessful and the whole town is on the thorn. With the disappearance of one of the children who have gone out to have fun together in order to get away from the tension of their parents, things get mixed up in the town.
Did You Know?
The tattoo on Noah's back, and in a picture in the 1986 version of the local hospital, is of The Emerald Tablet, an ancient text part of whats known as "Hermetica", a collection of occultist 2nd Century Greco-Egyptian "wisdom texts". It describes, among other things, alchemy experiments, transmutation, and the creation of the universe. But more importantly it discusses the idea that both large and small actions are all connected and influence each other, which is a central them of the series. Also, conspiracy theorists claim, since according to some people, the text is much older than the language it contains, that it might be from somewhere unknown, some claim aliens, some claim time-travel. See more
When characters use telephones throughout the series, the typical American "warbling" ringing tone is heard instead of the German "beeping" ring. Also, when speed-dialing is used, the touch-tones are heard in rapid sequence as in America; phones in Germany don't do this. See more