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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. Klausj├╝rgen Wussow

    Klausj├╝rgen Wussow

    Professor Brinkmann

    71 Episodes

  2. Gaby Dohm

    Gaby Dohm

    Dr.Christa Brinkmann

    71 Episodes

  3. Sascha Hehn

    Sascha Hehn

    Dr. Udo Brinkmann

    71 Episodes

  4. Barbara Wussow

    Barbara Wussow


    71 Episodes

  5. Jochen Schroeder

    Jochen Schroeder


    71 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1988 | 24 Episodes

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

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Original Name Die Schwarzwaldklinik

Status Ended


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  • 6


    Can be aired at any time.

Type Scripted

Original Language German

Runtime 45m



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