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The Black Forest Clinic is a German language medical drama television series that was produced by and filmed in West Germany. The series was produced between 1984 and 1988 with the original airing being from October 2, 1985 to March 25, 1989 on West Germany's ZDF television channel.

The series' storyline follows the inner workings of a small fictional hospital in the Black Forest region of Germany as well as the lives of the Brinkmann family of doctors who work at the hospital.

Shortly after broadcasting had begun in 1985, The Black Forest Clinic became a highly popular television event, reaching audiences of over 20 million viewers. 25 years since its debut, it is still highly regarded in Germany. The series had been re-broadcast several times since 1985 and has spawned two television films released 20 years after its initial airing.

  1. Herbert Lichtenfeld


Series Cast

  1. Klausjürgen Wussow as Professor Brinkmann

    Klausjürgen Wussow

    Professor Brinkmann

    70 Episodes

  2. Gaby Dohm as Dr. Christa Brinkmann

    Gaby Dohm

    Dr. Christa Brinkmann

    70 Episodes

  3. Sascha Hehn as Dr. Udo Brinkmann

    Sascha Hehn

    Dr. Udo Brinkmann

    70 Episodes

  4. Barbara Wussow as Elke

    Barbara Wussow


    70 Episodes

  5. Jochen Schroeder as Mischa

    Jochen Schroeder


    70 Episodes

  6. Eva Maria Bauer as Oberschwester Hildegard

    Eva Maria Bauer

    Oberschwester Hildegard

    70 Episodes

  7. Evelyn Hamann as Carsta Michaelis

    Evelyn Hamann

    Carsta Michaelis

    70 Episodes

  8. Karin Eckhold as Frau Meis

    Karin Eckhold

    Frau Meis

    70 Episodes

  9. Alf Marholm as Herr Mühlmann

    Alf Marholm

    Herr Mühlmann

    70 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1988 • 24 Episodes

Season 3 of The Black Forest Clinic premiered on October 8, 1988.

Episode 24

(3x24, March 25, 1989) Season Finale

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The Black Forest Clinic
The Black Forest Clinic


Original Name Die Schwarzwaldklinik

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language German


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