Storm of Love

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Sturm der Liebe
Sturm der Liebe Logo (seit 2009).png
GenreSoap opera
Created byBea Schmidt
Written byJulia Bachmann
Bea Schmidt
Theme music composerLeslie Mandoki
Laszlo Bencker
Opening theme"Stay"
by Curly
Country of originGermany Germany
Original language(s)Germany German
No. of seasons13+
No. of episodes2700+
(as of 2 June 2017) [1]
Executive producer(s)Bea Schmidt
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)Bavaria Film
Original networkDas Erste
Picture format576i SDTV (2005–2011)
720p HDTV (2011–present)
Audio formatStereo
Original release26 September 2005 (2005-09-26) –
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Sturm der Liebe (pronounced [stuːrm ˈliːbə], lit. "Storm of Love") is a German television soap opera created by Bea Schmidt for Das Erste. It premiered on 26 September 2005.

It follows in several interwoven plot threads stories about relationships taking place in the fictional five-star hotel Fürstenhof, located in Feldkirchen-Westerham near Rosenheim. The plot revolves around members of the family room area, the hotel owners, and employees.

The series began production on 1 August 2005 and was originally broadcast beginning 26 September 2005 on weekdays at 15:10.

In France, the series was broadcast from episode 1392 (season 7) since 2 April 2013 on France 2 with the name of "Le Tourbillon de l'Amour" and in Austria, the series was broadcast from episode 166 onwards since mid-July 2006 on ORF 2. A summary of episodes 1 to 165 was broadcast as a pilot.

Storm of Love has been licensed to 20 stations worldwide, and rights to all episodes were given to RTVS (Slovakia), LTV1 (Latvia), TV 3 (Lithuania), TV3 (Estonia) and Rete 4 (Italy). Rete 4 broadcasts the series under the name Tempesta d'amore. Nova TV in Bulgaria has broadcast the series since the end of July 2009 under a title translating as "Winds of Love." Vitaya in Belgium broadcasts under the title Sturm der liebe. Polish channel TV Puls broadcasts it under the title Burza uczuć, Finnish channel Sub under the title Lemmen viemää, and Icelandic channel RÚV under the title Ástareldur (Fire of Love).

Main characters[edit]

Werner once married Charlotte Saalfeld, heir to Fürstenhof. For many years he was director of the 5-star hotel. After almost 40 years, he finally reconciled with his brother André, and hired him as a cook at the Fürstenhof. His habit of dating beautiful women has not changed. He cheated on his wife Charlotte over and over again, which eventually led to divorce after 36 years of marriage.

Charlotte Saalfeld is once again at the Fürstenhof to attend a charity event and receive the Bavarian Order of Merit. In the end, she remains at Fürstenhof longer than expected. As a former practitioner of Saalfeld, Korbinian Niederbühl, along with his housekeeper Cosima Zastrow appear at Fürstenhof and it is revealed, that not Charlotte, but Cosima is the "real" Saalfeld. Charlotte fights with Werner, because she turns over their 30% of Fürstenhof shares to Cosima. Charlotte was engaged for some time with Korbinian Niederbühl's son Michael, but when she realizes that Michael has feelings for Tanja, the mother of his child, she separates from him.

Werner and Charlotte are now back as Fürstenhof's shareholders with 20 and 30%. Recently[when?], they suffered a defeat by the acquittal of their common and Werner's archrival ex-wife Barbara of Heidenberg, especially when Barbara returns to the Fürstehof as a woman on the side of Götz Zastrow. Since their daughter Miriam died giving birth to her daughter Valentina, they take care of their granddaughter. They now become closer to their very busy, now widowed, son Robert. The harmony between Charlotte and Werner is getting better and Charlotte to one side as it is complicated by a cabal Barbara in a drug scandal.

The flagship couple Alfons and Hildegard Sonnbichler have been employees of the Fürstenhof for decades; she in the kitchen, and he a very capable concierge. Alfons enjoys a special relationship of mutual trust with the Saalfelds, partly because he had a relationship as a teenager with Charlotte Saalfeld, and they had a child together, Alexander. Hildegard is involved in the local city council and was a candidate for mayor. Their daughter is Marie Sonnbichler, who since has left the Fürstenhof.

André Konopka is the younger brother of Werner Saalfeld and has at last after many years reconciled with him. He works as a chef for him and Werner in turn has a confidant. Furthermore, André is, with Alfons, a board member of the newly formed council at the court. His nephew, Robert has returned after the death of his wife, Miriam, to the hotel, and acts as a second chef to André. André's son Simon has now gone with his wife, Maike, to South Africa and works with winemaker Jasper Steenkamp at his father's estate.

Nils Heinemann arrives at the Fürstenhof, to win back Marie Sonnbichler, with whom he had fallen in love in Thalheim. Since he has mistreated her, it will take some time before Marie will let him back into her life. The two argue incessantly. When Marie finally learns that Nils is married, they finally break up.

Michael Niederbühl comes to the Fürstenhof to take over the practice of the Canadian Evelyn Konopka. His father, Korbinian, was the unwitting accomplice of Ludwig Saalfeld, now through Charlotte and Cosima. Michael falls in love with Charlotte and plans to marry her. Charlotte later learns that Michael has a son (Fabien) with Tania Libertz, the product of a one-night stand. She also discovers that Michael has developed feelings for he, so she ends their relationship. Michael also has a grown daughter, Debbie Williams, from a previous relationship with an American.

Protagonists of previous seasons couples[edit]

Episodes 1–313: Laura and Alexander Saalfeld[edit]

They were central figures and the odds-pair of the first season of the telenovela. Laura Mahler, dessert chef, and Alexander, eldest son of the Saalfelds and junior chef of the hotel, fall in love. Long they may not officially be together as a couple, because they think they are half-siblings, as Laura is the illegitimate daughter of Werner Saalfeld. Not until after a secret rendezvous of Laura and Alexander she becomes pregnant, breaking the silence of the insiders admitting that the two are not related because Alexander is not the biological son of Werner. Laura and Alex get married and move to Brussels, where Alexander works as a general manager post and Laura as Confiseurin. Shortly after Alexander returns to fürstenhof, to deliver divorce papers for Werner and Charlotte. A few weeks later Laura and Alexander's daughter arrives to the world: Hanna Saalfeld. While Robert is in a coma, Alexander visits the family one more time. Two years later, Laura comes to the Fürstenhof anniversary together with Robert for a visit.

Episodes 314–520: Miriam and Robert Saalfeld[edit]

The story about this couple begins at the departure of Laura and Alexander, the center of the telenovela. Robert Saalfeld, the chef and co-owner of the hotel, is the younger son of Charlotte and Werner. Miriam of Heidenberg comes with her stepmother Barbara to the hotel Fürstenhof. Robert and Miriam fall in love with each other. But they find each other only after many detours. Miriam even married her former love Felix Tarrasch along the way. But the love of Robert and Miriam is stronger and causes Miriam's marriage to fail. Miriam's hasn't obtained a proper divorce before the two are married so they have to celebrate a symbolic wedding. Then they move to Paris, where Miriam takes a job as a perfumer and Robert opened a small restaurant. A year later, Miriam comes for a few days to Fürstenhof and obtains a divorce from Felix. Robert comes to visit the Fürstenhof anniversary together with Laura. Upon his departure, he announced that Miriam was expecting a daughter in the spring. Six months later, Robert returned once more to the court, to testify in the trial of Barbara. When he travels back to Paris again, a tragedy happens, Miriam dies at birth of their daughter Valentina. Robert buried his beloved wife at the court and falls into deep mourning.

Episodes 521–703: Samia and Dr. Gregor Bergmeister[edit]

After the departure of Miriam and Robert's Samia and Gregor become the center of the telenovela. Samia came illegally to Germany to hide from her domineering father and visit Charlotte Saalfeld, whose life she once saved. Over time, Samia and Gregor fell in love, but Gregor began a love affair with Leonie Preisinger, the half-cousin of Robert Saalfeld, which was only of short duration. Everything seemed to turn for good, until Joshua Obote, Samias father was murdered and the suspect fell to Gregor. After some time Samia started a love affair with Simon Konopka. At the altar, however, she realised that her feelings for Gregor were stronger. After a romantic wedding on a boat the two start a new life in the direction of Africa.

Episodes 704–914: Emma and Felix Saalfeld[edit]

After the departure of Gregor and Samia, the center of the telenovela was the story of Felix and Emma. Emma had fallen in love with Felix, who was restaurant manager, at their first meeting. Although the two had danced with each other in Gregor and Samia's wedding, Felix, however, fell head over heels in love Emma's scheming half-sister, Rosalie. Emma hung on Felix a long time before she started a relationship with Ben Sponheim and after some time the two decided to marry. However, after Ben's birth mother Barbara Heidenberg kidnapped and locked Felix and Emma in a power plant, Emma separated from Ben. Later Felix saw through Rosalie's intrigues and left her. Just as Emma and Felix had found each other, Rosalie lied about being pregnant. But her lie was soon discovered, and shortly thereafter Emma and Felix got married. At the wedding Rosalie was going to kill Emma, but didn't go through with it, because she realised that she loved her sister. Emma and Felix began a new life together in Canada with Felix's father, Johan. Three months later a pregnant Emma and Felix came to Fürstenhof for a visit. After an investigation, it turned out that Emma was expecting twins. Another six months later, Emma delivered her two sons, Max and Moritz, to the world.

Episodes 915–1117: Sandra and Lukas Zastrow[edit]

Just before the departure of Felix and Emma it came to light that Cosima Zastrow, Korbinian Niederbühl's housekeeper had been swapped at birth because of her heart failure with Charlotte Saalfeld and was thus "real Saalfeld", her son Lukas comes to Fürstenhof. There he meets his former classmate Annika Bruckner, who was the ugly duckling that became a beautiful swan. Lukas is entranced by her. A little later, but Annika is in a car accident because of Lukas. Lukas then meets at the hospital Sandra Ostermeyer, who has heart failure and due to only live a few days. When she gets her heart transplants after Annika's death, Lukas sits by her bed and confesses his love for Annika. Sandra is deeply touched by his words. When she begins her rehabilitation at Fürstenhof, it turns out that she is the daughter of Werner Saalfeld. Some time later, Lukas and Sandra get together, but separated again after many intrigues of Lukas' mother and Rosalie Engel. Lukas even married Rosalie, but separated again from her a few days later. He returns again back to Sandra. As Cosima committed a murder attempt on Rosalie and Lukas gives a false alibi, she threatens Sandra to leave the hotel place if she does not separate from Lukas. As it turns out that Sandra is pregnant with Lukas, can Cosima on their extortion. Nevertheless, Sandra loses the child soon after. The emergence of Lukas's father Goetz also provides quite a stir: After Lukas and Sandra have been buried by an avalanche, he fakes an abduction and attempted to extort Werner and Cosima, but fails. As Cosima blackmailed by the resurgen Rosalie with the attempted murder of her, she is at the end of her strength: she suffers a fatal heart attack and asks Lukas for forgiveness with her last words. Lukas and Sandra get married and go together to the Giant Mountains to the Czech Republic, to remodel an old monastery into an eco-hotel.

Episodes 1118–1391: Eva and Robert Saalfeld[edit]

Robert Saalfeld, who left two and a half years earlier with his great love Miriam, to Paris, returns to Fürstenhof for the murder trial of Barbara Heideberg. Also while in Paris, Robert experienced a tragedy. His wife Miriam, who was pregnant, died giving birth to their daughter Valentina. Only the nanny, Eva Krendlinger, can give him a little zest for life. Also, Eva has once lost her great love, Markus Zastrow, the eldest son of Cosima Saalfeld. He drowned eleven years ago in a sailing accident. Furthermore, Eva finds out that her biological father is really Gustl Moosburg, the half-brother of Alfonso Sonnbichler. Meanwhile, Eva has fallen in love with Robert during a joint trip to Verona and the two eventually end up together. But when Eva becomes pregnant, Robert gets scared that Eva will have the same destiny that Miriam had and breaks off the relationship. Then the supposedly dead, Mark Zastrow comes to Fürstenhof. He was actually kidnapped by the Mafia and after being captured for months, he managed to escape. Now he wants to win back Eva. However, Markus spends a night with Barbara Heidenberg in a cabin in the woods. Ignorant of the fact that she is his father's wife and that encounter leads to her being pregnant. Not much sooner Eva realizes that she has lost the baby. Sometime later, Eva's feelings for Markus are reawakened and she wants to marry him. Barbara is poisoned on this day, and loses her baby. Later, Eva acknowledges that she no longer loves Markus and wants to separate from him, but he tells her that he has a deadly brain tumor. Eva decides to stay with Marcus until his condition is better. Markus no longer believes that he can be saved and wants to marry before his death. Eva agrees, but just before saying their vows, he collapses and is rushed to an emergency surgery. Eva separates from Markus shortly thereafter. After he had suicidal thoughts for a short time, he looks again optimistic about the future and travels to the island of Sylt. Robert and Eva are married shortly thereafter. During their wedding, Barbara blows up Fürstenhof. She escapes and supposedly dies on the run, after being wounded from the explosion. Fortunately, no one was killed by the explosion and Robert and Eva open shortly afterwards a restaurant in Verona.

Episodes 1392–1600: Theresa Burger and Moritz van Norden[edit]

The architect Moritz van Norden and the son of the ill-famed Doris van Norden, who is planning a takeover of the struggling local brewery that is now in the hands of Theresa. When Moritz and Theresa meet, they succumb to the most potent brew of all: love. But before they can get to know each other better, an accident changes everything: Moritz's twin brother Konstantin, a happy-go-lucky "bon vivant", has returned to Germany. Upon meeting Moritz on a bridge, he pushes him into a river accindentally, but tries to search him. Failing to find his brother, Konstantin leaves, thinking that Moritz had died from the fall. He then slips into the role of his brother, particularly savoring the budding relationship with Theresa. But Moritz is not dead, and he's not happy that Konstantin has taken his life and fallen in love with Theresa.

Episodes 1601–1814: Marlene and Konstantin Riedmüller[edit]

The young music agent and accomplished pianist, Marlene Schweitzer, arrives at the Fürstenhof to help obtain a singing engagement there for her mother, Natascha Schweitzer. When her mother arrives at Fürstenhof, she falls in love with the same attractive man that Marlene already lost her heart to when they first met: the charming barkeeper Konstantin Riedmüller. Marlene has had hardly any experiences with men, unlike her mother, who immediately throws herself into an affair with Konstantin. Marlene has always stood in the shadow of her self-confident mother. Fortunately she finds a friend in the young chambermaid Mandy Meier, who wants to help Marlene obtain greater self-confidence, and encourages her to be more feminine. It is after that when Marlene and Dr. Michael Niederbühl fall in love with each other and get engaged. Marlene tries to forget ever being in love with Konstantin and pursuing a life together with Michael. She and Konstantin become best friends. Later on, in Natascha's and Konstantin's relationship, they get engaged and Natascha becomes pregnant with Konstantin's child. Shortly after, she has an abortion and lies to Konstantin that she has lost the baby. Near the end, in their relationship Konstantin distances himself from Natascha and cancelles the wedding, when he realises that he's really in love with Marlene. At first Marlene tries to stay with Michael, but when they kiss and end up sleeping together, she decides that Konstantin is still her true love and breaks of her engagement with Michael.

Episodes 1815–2066: Pauline and Leonard Stahl[edit]

Leonard Stahl comes to Fürstenhof with his father, Friedrich. Friedrich buys 90% of the hotel's stocks and Leonard becomes the CEO. Pauline Jentzsch comes to Fürstenhof with her best friend, Coco. Fürstenhof has belonged to Pauline's family before, until her grandfather, Erich von Brunn Weyer, sold it to Charlotte Saalfields' father. Later Pauline gets a job at Fürstenhof as a pastry chef. When she meets Leonard, she falls in love with him, but Leonard starts a short relationship with Patrizia Dietrich. When Patrizia's grandfather Joseph Dietrich meets Pauline, he says that she reminds him of Pauline's grandmother and a dark chapter of his past. He was present as a notary, when Erich von Brunn Weyer, wanted to sell the Fürstenhof to Charlotte's father Ludwig Saalfeld. Shortly before the contract was signed, Erich, suffered a heart attack and died. Louis and Joseph then forged Erich's signature and buried him, claiming that he had settled abroad with the money. Joseph got in return a share of the sale proceeds. Now he wanted to make the former wrongs good and Pauline bequeath the money. Meanwhile, Patrizia felt that her inheritance had been cheated from her and murdered her grandfather, before he could tell the truth to Pauline. When Leonard realizes Patrizia's true nature, he ends the relationship. Meanwhile, Patrizia had found the original purchase agreement and told Friedrich about the true ownership of Fürstenhof. Patrizia also told that if Pauline learned that Fürstenhof actually belonged to her, Friedrich would be financially ruined. He agrees to her blackmail and employs Patrizia as a PR manager. Leonard and Pauline meanwhile start a relationship.

Friedrich comes up with a plan to stop Patrizia's blackmail and no longer have to fear losing his shares, he pushes Leonard to marry Pauline. When Pauline finds out that Friedrich wants to force them to marry, because the shares actually still belongs to the her, she separates from Leonard. She gets then 20% of Friedrich's shares.

When some time later Leonards old friend Daniel Brückner comes to Fürstenhof, Daniel and Pauline soon become a couple. Later Patrizia has become pregnant with twins after an affair with Friedrich, but claims that they are Leonard's. When Friedrich realizes that the children are his, he pushes Patrizia down the stairs. Patrizia fells into a coma and only the other twin, Mila, survives. After Leonard had learned that Pauline is engaged to Daniel, he cares deeply for Mila and Patrizia.

Since Leonard still loves Pauline, he leaves no stone unturned to recover it. During an extended party night, Leonard realizes that Pauline still has feelings for him. When Daniel finds out, he separates from Pauline. Leonard is hoping for a second chance with Pauline and when in Vienna, Leonard proposes to Pauline and she accepts.

When Patrizia wakes up from her coma, she fools Leonard that Mila is his and tries to get Leonard back. She plans to bring Leonard and Pauline apart, and she comes up with a plan, that Daniel kidnaps Mila, while Pauline is on a walk with her. To retrieve Mila, Leonard separates from Pauline, only to fool Patrizia and marries her. Leonard tries to convince his love for Patrizia, but loses his temper few days later and demands Patrizia that she bring Mila back to Fürstenhof. Later when she brings Mila back and tells Leonard that not he, but Friedrich is Mila's father.

Nevertheless, Pauline and Leonard married shortly afterwards. Shortly before Pauline received an offer to work as a pastry chef in Vienna. In addition, she becomes pregnant by Leonard. After their wedding, Leonard and Pauline say goodbye and leave to Vienna.

Episodes 2067–2265: Julia and Niklas Stahl[edit]

Julia Wegener, his brother Sebastian and his girlfriend Sophie Stahl arrived to Bichlheim. Sebastian was suffering from a serious illness and Sophie's father, Friedrich Stahl, had the money to pay for his expensive therapy. However, Sophie was afraid of the reunion with her father, since she had once fallen out with him. Her father had given her ex-boyfriend Sascha money, so he would leave her. After that Sophie left for Thailand and after the tsunami of 2004, she was presumed dead. As the three of them were on they way to Fürstenhof, Sophie was hit by a car, driven by Patrizia. With her last words Sophie asked Julia to take her identity, as they see themselves confusingly similar, so that they can get the money for Sebastian's therapy. After Sophie's death, Sebastian buried her body in the woods and forced Julia to fulfill Sophie's last wish. A few days before the wedding of Leonard and Pauline, Julia went to a lake to swim and met and kissed a mysterious stranger with whom she fell in love instantly. At the wedding Julia met him again, only to find out that the stranger was Sophie's brother, Niklas Stahl. Neither of the two remembered each other, and the two had to suppress their feelings for each other. He stayed after the wedding at Fürstenhof, since Friedrich appointed him as the hotel's second chef. Later Sebastian found out that Patrizia had killed Sophie, but instead of feeling hatred for her, he began an affair with Patrizia. Also Julia befriends Tina Kessler and she was the first one to whom Julia admitted she wasn't Sophie Stahl.

Niklas had meanwhile fallen for Patrizia, despite warnings from everybody. Niklas and Patrizia started a relationship, although she still had an affair with Sebastian at the same time. At the same time he had feelings for Julia. Sometime later Niklas and Julia gave in to their passion and almost had sex in a barn and they were photographed by Patrizia. Julia and Niklas regretted their almost-misstep, and distanced themselves again. Sebastian, however, was jealous of Niklas and followed the two even during their walk in the woods. He triggered a landslide which Niklas and Patrizia got buried into. However, the two were saved, but Niklas afterwards endured a blood poisoning which paralysed his arm and since he was unable to cook, he even considered going back to Barcelona. But Julia convinced him to stay. Later Niklas made Patrizia a marriage proposal and she accepted.

Meanwhile, Julia started taking care of Nils Heinemann. Nils was addicted to alcohol after the death of his wife, Sabrina. Julia also confessed to him after a certain time, that she was not Sophie Stahl. Still the two fell in love. Sometime later after their wedding, Niklas started doubting Patrizia and when she was suspected to had her accomplice Leonora Lopez murdered, Niklas had to think about whether he could still trust his wife.

Despite the divorce between Niklas and Patrizia, Julia believed that she loved more Nils and became engaged to him. Since Sebastian's condition appeared to be better, Julia told Sebastian, that she would soon tell the truth about her identity to Friedrich. However, Sebastian suddenly claimed that his condition had deteriorated further. As Patrizia saw their plan was in danger, she and Sebastian kidnapped Julia, but Sebastian prevented Patrizia in murdering her. Instead, they let Julia free, claiming she had a psychosis. When Julia admitted that she was not Sophie, Friedrich and Niklas doubted her. A genetic test was done, which confirmed - as Patrizia had manipulated it - that Julia must have been related to Friedrich. In desperation, afraid to be institutionalized again in to a mental hospital, Julia wanted Nils to marry her as soon as possible. After the test results, that showed Julia was Sophie, Nils stranded her at the altar. Patrizia moved further with their plan and wanted to shoot Charlotte and put the blame on to Friedrich. But Sebastian realized how dangerous Patrizia really was and in an attempt to protect Charlotte, Sebastian took the shot. To save his life, Julia gave her brother her blood. Since both had the same blood type, Michael Niederbühl ordered a second genetic test, that confirmed that Julia and Sebastian were siblings. While Niklas was initially very disappointed that Julia lied to them for so long, but also saw a new opportunity for their love. However, Friedrich was outraged by Niklas' love for Julia, because he firmly believed that Sebastian and Julia had murdered Sophie for her money. Finally Julia admitted that she loved more Niklas than Nils and separated from him.

When Sophie's body was found in the forest, Sebastian confessed his misdeeds and wanted to prove that Patrizia was responsible for her death. However, Patrizia had poisoned Niklas, who fell into a coma. Since they were still officially married, Patrizia could enable with Niklas' living will, that his life support devices were turned off and she could blackmail Friedrich. For her not to do that, she required that Julia took the blame for Sophie's death. Instead, Sebastian admitted the act and was arrested. However Patrizia decided anyway that the life support devices were to be turned off. When Julia and Friedrich were above the seemingly dead Niklas, Julia noted that he was still breathing and he was routed to another hospital. Finally he awakened from the coma and when Patrizia learned from Friedrich that Niklas was still alive, she tried to kill her husband again. Ultimately Patrizia failed to suffocate Niklas with a pillow and she was arrested. However, she escaped by threatening the police with a gun. After her escape, she intended to go abroad by kidnapping Charlotte and blackmailed Friedrich, to get money. She finally failed and was arrested.

Sebastian revoked his confession and was released from custody, after Niklas had awaken from his coma. Then the trial of the Wegener siblings and Patrizia started. Finally, Julia and Sebastian were sentenced to probation and Patrizia lost custody of her daughter, Mila and was expected to be sentenced to prison for life. But Patrizia started to plan an escape from pre-trial detention with the help from her defense attorney Stefan Merz. She also planned to begin a new future with Mila and Barbara, in San Cortez. She poisoned herself and was put into a hospital. Later she escaped from there and sneaked into Julia's and Niklas' wedding, to abduct her daughter Mila. In her escape with Mila, she shot Sebastian who stood in her way. He was shot in the arm and survived the attack, thanks to Niklas' half sister Luisa. Also Niklas and Leonard, who had traveled with Pauline and Gabriel to the wedding wanted to stop Patrizia. When she threatened to shoot them both, Patrizia was shot by Friedrich and she fell to her death in the lake. Since Barbara wanted revenge for Patrizia's death, Leonard and Pauline took Mila to Vienna where she would be safe. After the wedding, Julia and Niklas started their new life in Lisbon, where he received a position as a sous chef for a famous chef.


Protagonists couples[edit]

Actor Character Episodes Duration Guest Appearances
Season 1 • Episodes 1–313
Henriette Richter-Röhl Laura Saalfeld, née Mahler 1–313 2005–2007 998–1001 (2010)
Gregory B. Waldis Alexander Saalfeld 1–313 2005–2007 385–387 (2007)
500–505 (2007)
1610–1628 (2013)
1999–2002 (2014)
Season 2 • Episodes 314–520
Lorenzo Patané Robert Saalfeld 1–520 2005–2007 998–1001 (2010)
Inez Bjørg David Miriam Saalfeld, née von Heidenberg 189–520 2006–2007 739–742 (2008)
Death in episode 1117 (2010)
Season 3 • Episodes 521–703
Christof Arnold Dr. Gregor Bergmeister 134–704 2006–2008 2393–2398 (2016)
Dominique Siassia Samia Bergmeister, née Obote, adopted Gruber 356–704 2007–2008
Season 4 • Episodes 704–914
Martin Gruber Felix Saalfeld, adopted Tarrasch 273–914 2006–2009 1022–1025 (2010)
1754–1755 (2013)
Ivanka Brekalo Emma Saalfeld, née Strobl 590–914 2008–2009 1019–1025 (2010)
1753–1755 (2013)
Season 5 • Episodes 934–1117
Wolfgang Cerny Lukas Zastrow 897–1117 2009–2010
Sarah Stork Sandra Zastrow, née Ostermeyer 934–1117 2009–2010
Season 6 • Episodes 1118–1391
Uta Kargel Eva Saalfeld, née Krendlinger 1087–1391 2010–2011
Lorenzo Patané Robert Saalfeld 1099–1391 2010–2011 2656–2663 (2017)
Season 7 • Episodes 1392–1600
Ines Lutz Theresa Burger aka Nina Westphal 1377–1600 2011–2012
Moritz Tittel Moritz van Norden, adopted, né Nero #1 1380–1407 2011
Daniel Fünffrock Moritz van Norden, adopted, né Nero #2 1408–1600 2011–2012
Season 8 • Episodes 1601–1814
Moritz Tittel Konstantin Riedmüller, adopted, né Nero 1391–1814 2011–2013 2304–2307 (2015)
Lucy Scherer Marlene Riedmüller, née Schweitzer 1570–1814 2012–2013
Season 9 • Episodes 1815–2066
Christian Feist Leonard Stahl 1778–2066 2013–2014 2261–2265,2747-2753 (2015,2017)
Liza Tzschirner Pauline Stahl, née Jentzsch 1781–2066 2013–2014 2261–2265,2747-2753 (2015,2017)
Season 10 • Episodes 2067–2265
Jennifer Newrkla Julia Stahl, née Wegener 2053–2265 2014–2015
Jan Hartmann Niklas Stahl 2062–2265 2014–2015
Season 11 • Episodes 2266–2502
Kai Albrecht Sebastian Wegener 2053–2502 2014–2016
Magdalena Steinlein Luisa Wegener, née Reisiger 2248–2502 2015–2016
Season 12 • Episodes 2503–2692
Jeannine Michèle Wacker Clara Lechner née Morgenstern 2473–2693,2901-2903 2016–2017,2018
Max Alberti Adrian Lechner 2487–2693 2016–2017
Season 13 • Episodes 2693-2812
Alexander Milz William Newcombe aka William Lechner 2577–2812 2016–2017
Victoria Reich Eleonore "Ella" Kessler 2677–2812 2017
Julia Alice Ludwig Rebecca "Becky" Newcombe née Herz 2682–2812 2017
Season 14 • Episodes 2813-3019
Sebastian Fischer [de] Viktor Saalfeld 2761-3019 2017-2018
Larissa Marolt Dr. Alicia Lindbergh 2745-3019 2017-2018
Season 15 • Episodes 3020-
Julian Schneider Joshua Winter, née. Zellweger 2994– 2018-
Helen Barke Denise Saalfeld 3005– 2018–

Current main characters[edit]

Actor Character Episodes Duration
Dirk Galuba Werner Saalfeld, née Hans-Werner Konopka 1– 2005–
Sepp Schauer Alfons Sonnbichler 1– 2005–
Antje Hagen Hildegard Sonnbichler, née Hansen 1– 2005–
Mona Seefried Charlotte Saalfeld 1–150, 295–381, 560–712, 857– 2005–2006, 2007, 2008, 2009–
Joachim Lätsch André Konopka 513– 2007–
Florian Stadler Nils Heinemann 726– 2008–
Erich Altenkopf Dr. Michael Niederbühl 884– 2009–
Melanie Wiegmann Natascha Schweitzer 1586– 2012–
Christin Balogh Tina Reiter, née Kessler 1763– 2013–
Dietrich Adam Friedrich Stahl 1784– 2013–
Isabella Hübner Beatrice Hofer 2239– 2015–
Michael Kuehl David Hofer 2267– 2015–
Bojana Golenac Melanie "Melli" Sonnbichler, adopted Morgenstern, née Schönfeld 2476– 2016–
Louisa von Spies Desirée Bramigk 2492– 2016–
Philip Butz Oskar Reiter 2509– 2016–
Marion Mitterhammer Susan Newcombe aka Joanne Lechner 2577–2594, 2660– 2016, 2017–
Florian Frowein Boris Saalfeld 2727 2017
Dieter Bach Christoph Saalfeld 2729 2017
Désirée von Delft Romy Ehrlinger 2816 2017
Isabell Ege Jessica Bronckhorst 2817 2017
Sandro Kirtzel Paul Lindbergh 2824 2017
Elke Winkens Xenia Saalfeld 2856 2018
Max Beier Tobias Ehrlinger 2945 2018
Paulina Hobratschk Valentina Saalfeld #2 2857-2913, 2919-2938- 2018
Jenny Löffler Annabelle Sullivan,née Saalfeld 3005- 2018-

Current supporting actors[edit]

Actor Character Episodes Duration Notes
Michael Sandorov Page Peter 2– 2005–
Roland Seibert Porter Max 3– 2005–
Christoph Krix Detective Inspector Siggi Meyser 93– 2006– Occasional appearances
Stefanie Oestreich Justice of the peace Wiener 1359– 2011– Occasional appearances
Lukas Schmidt Fabien Liebertz #3 2544– 2016–
Maria Weidner Anja Ransmayer 2669– 2017–

Former main actors[edit]

Actor Character Episodes Duration
Claudia Wenzel Corinna "Cora" Franke 1–110 2005–2006
Simone Heher Katharina Klinker-Emden 4–194 2005–2006
Isabella Jantz Marie Sonnbichler #1 3–155, 184–289 2005–2006, 2006
Florian Böhm Mike Dreschke † 1–101, 219–371 (News of his death in episode 516) 2005–2006, 2006–2007
Wayne Carpendale Lars Hoffmann † 69–155, 312–371 2006, 2007
Mirja Mahir Nora Dammann 336–471 2007
Isabelle von Siebenthal Vera Obote, née Roth 425–580 2007–2008
Anna Angelina Wolfers Leonie Preisinger 455–602 2007–2008
Wayne Carpendale Marc Kohlweyer, adopted, née Hoffmann 517–602 2007–2008
Nils Brunkhorst Philipp Kronleitner 567–636 2008
Caroline Beil Fiona Marquardt † 477–668 2007–2008
Susanne Huber Elisabeth Gruber, née Saalfeld 156–451, 663–689 2006–2007, 2008
Jessica Boehrs Jana Schneider 572–703 2008
Heike Drinker Dr. Evelyn Konopka 707–866 2008–2009
Michael Zittel Johann Gruber 247–602, 675–711, 813–866, 906–914 2006–2008, 2008, 2009, 2009
Susan Hoecke Viktoria Tarrasch 329–848, 912–914 2007–2009, 2009
Lila Nil Gürmen Franziska "Fanny" Schönbauer 866–934 2009
Ute Katharina Kampowsky Annika Bruckner † 872–934 2009
Sarah Stork Sandra Zastrow, née Ostermeyer 934-1117 2009–2010
Gabrielle Scharnitzky Cosima Zastrow, née Saalfeld adopted Hofer 894–1112 2009–2010
Johannes Hauer Ben Sponheim 504–1193 2007–2010
Eva-Maria May Katja Heinemann 991–1078, 1167–1193 2010, 2010
Miriam Krause Helen Marinelli 169–313, 938–980, 1193–1205 2006–2007, 2009, 2010
Andreas Borcherding Götz Zastrow † 1054–1296 2010–2011
Tobias Dürr Markus Zastrow 1212–1372 2010–2011
Johanna Bönninghaus Lena Zastrow 1114–1117, 1156–1387 2010, 2010–2011
Andreas Thiele Jacob Krendlinger 1082–1088, 1119–1396 2010, 2010–2011
Julia Mitrici Sibylle Prinzessin von Liechtenberg 1301–1420 2011
Kathleen Fiedler Brigitte "Gitti" König 1364–1496 2011–2012
Wookie Mayer Viola Hochleitner, née Liebertz 107–184, 283–298, 1038–1043, 1251–1262, 1550–1560 2006, 2006–2007, 2010, 2011, 2012
Judith Hildebrandt Tanja Liebertz 1–529, 957–1599 2005–2008, 2009–2012
Lili Gesler Elena Majoré 1398–1635 2011–2012
Lara Mandoki Mandy Meier 1562–1728 2012–2013
Annabelle Leip Marie Bruckner, née Sonnbichler #2 713–1021, 1581–1592, 1743–1749 2008–2010, 2012, 2013
Golo Euler Hendrik Bruckner 869–1021, 1587–1592, 1743–1749 2009–2010, 2012, 2013
Mareike Lindenmeyer Kira Steindle, née König 1610–1765 2012–2013
Michele Oliveri Julius König, née Engel 1399–1771 2011–2013
Simone Ritscher Doris van Norden, née Dolores Nero 1366–1794 2011–2013
Nicola Tiggeler Barbara von Heidenberg, née Sachtleben aka Consuela Morales Diaz 165–476, 721–883, 1090–1384, 1848–1902, 2700 2006–2007, 2008–2009, 2010–2011, 2013, 2017
Saša Kekez Goran Kalkbrenner 1755–2006 2013–2014
David Paryla Priest Martin Windgassen 1599–2053, 2063–2066 2012–2014
Sarah Elena Timpe Sabrina Heinemann, née Görres 1619–2070 (Death in episode 2071) 2012–2014
René Oltmanns Simon Konopka 485–1190, 2076–2081 2007–2010, 2014
Mirjam Heimann Cornelia "Coco" Conradi 1781–2110 2013–2014
Sebastian Fritz Jonas Dammann, accept., né Nebel #2 2014–2069, 2095–2238 2014–2015
Yannik Meyer Norman Kowald #1 2215–2246 2015
Nadine Warmuth Patrizia Dietrich † 1796–2263 2013–2015
Natalie Alison Rosalie Engel 703–1350, 1429–1556, 1681–1688, 2055–2095, 2271–2282, 2324–2335 2008–2011, 2011–2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015
Jan van Weyde Xaver Steindle 12–471, 516–519, 761–835, 1291–1765, 1984–1987, 2364–2367 2005–2007, 2007, 2009, 2011–2013, 2014, 2015
Birte Wentzek Penelope "Poppy" Saalfeld, née Schweitzer 2091–2412 (News of her death in episode 2426) 2014–2016
Niklas Löffler Norman Kowald #2 2247–2470 2015–2016

Former supporting actors[edit]

Actor Character Episodes Duration
Jenny Gröllmann Inge Klinker-Emden #1 6–39 2005
Peter Fröhlich Bruno Matysiak 63–73 2005–2006
Peter Zintner Peter Mahler † 32–35, 88–93 2005, 2006
Christian Rudolf Andreas Waagener † 6–98 2005–2006
Karyn of Ostholt Inge Klinker-Emden #2 51–117 2005–2006
Julia Haacke Nathalie Hoffmann 122–160 2006
Michael Jäger Carsten Lorenz 134–135, 151–160 2006
Andreas Zimmermann Sven Maiwald 181–194 2006
Bruni Löbel Almuth Freifrau von Thalheim † 200–214 (News of her death in episode 340) 2006
Hansi Kraus Oskar Schwarzenbeck 319–371 2007
Robert Spitz Andy Zacher † 404–420 2007
Silvia Seidel Rita von Scharndorf 406–425 2007
Marian Lösch Jonas Nebel #1 232–244, 287–292, 445–453 2006, 2006, 2007
Aloysius Itoka Joshua Obote † 527–571 2008
Olga Kolb Kira Szepanski 676–699 2008
Vanessa Jung Karla Müller 761–781 2009
Daniel Schäfer Fred Neumann † 785–793 2009
Hans Heller Herbert Sponheim 793–805 2009
Horst Janson Dr. Paul Wielander † 755–774, 831–834 2008–2009, 2009
Verena Zimmermann Sonja Felder 789–805, 835–850 2009, 2009
Werner Haindl Karl Strobl 847–855, 913–914 2009, 2009
Marijam Agischewa Susanne Bruckner 919–929 2009
Björn Grundies Harald "Harry" Lugauer 980–1017 2009–2010
Joseph M’Barek Jimmy Engelhard 819–830, 1042–1045 2009, 2010
Steffen Nowak Philipp Octoir 960–969, 1102–1108 2009, 2010
Isis Krüger Astrid Ostermeyer 934–1117 2009–2010
Arthur Galiandin Yordan Zerwenkow 384–409, 1121–1125 2007, 2010
Matthias Beier Alain Briand † 1144–1179 2010
Marie-Ernestine Worch Maike Konopka, née Steenkamp 1111–1190 2010
Wolfgang Riehm Jasper Steenkamp 1127–1137, 1186–1190 2010, 2010
Olivia Pascal Felicitas Strehle 1090–1110, 1217–1223 2010, 2010–2011
Angela Ascher Sabrina "Chandana" Wagner 1208–1235 2010–2011
Christiane Blumhoff Cordula van Dering 721–736, 1240–1243 2008, 2011
Wolfgang Freundorfer Franz Hochleitner 163–184, 283–298, 1251–1262 2006, 2006–2007, 2011
Patrick Wolff Stephan Winter 1160–1170, 1276–1278 2010, 2011
Luise Deschauer Käthe Hansen 1262–1325 2011
Sabine Bach Jenny von Liechtenberg, née Zimmermann 1330–1356 2011
Wolfgang Grindemann Dr. Axel Brunner 322–323, 1105–1106, 1339–1360 2007, 2010, 2011
Daniela Kiefer Dr. Nadja Löwenstein 1344–1370 2011
Lea Marlen Woitack Deborah Ann "Debbie" Williams 1344–1396 2011
Janusz Cichocki Jenö Majoré 1398–1410, 1432–1435 2011, 2011
Sebastian Deyle Maximilian "Maxim" Klinker-Emden 6-124, 177–246, 1429–1442 2005–2006, 2006, 2012
Aviva Joel Pilar Riedmüller † 1391–1392, 1483–1498 2011, 2012
Leander Lichti Christian Weidenfels 1489–1504 2012
Mark-Alexander Solf Jan Augustin 1507–1516 2012
Anna Lena Class Lilly Schürmann 1516–1533 2012
Kerstin Gähte Nicola Westphal † 1499–1553 2012
Nina Schmieder Kristin Nörtlinger 1517–1582 2012
Ralph Schicha Hans Burger 1528–1552, 1590–1599 2012, 2012
Philipp Sonntag Alois Pachmeyer 405–1627 2007–2012
Christoph Wettstein Urs Grosswihler 890–1644 2009–2012
Tobias Hoesl Ari Fleischmann 1669–1683 2012–2013
Mirco Wallraf Gonzalo Pastoriza 1689–1701 2013
Veronika-Marie von Quast Roswitha "Rosi" Zwick 511–1709 2007–2013
Janis Kilian Witting Mike Bärmann 1706–1715 2013
Alfonso Losa Thiago Hildebrandt 1717–1728 2013
Bernhard Bozian Damian Zollinger 1735–1745 2013
Tobias Maehler Dr. Markus Drescher 1750–1771 2013
Kerstin Gähte Franziska Appelt 1757–1786 2013
Guido Broscheit Veit Bergmann 1702–1730, 1809–1813 2013, 2013
Werner Opitz Eberhard Schuster 1775–1780, 1802–1822 2013, 2013
Petra Berndt Magdalena Murnau 1855–1915 2013–2014
Sepp Schauer Gustl Moosburger 986–992, 1023–1033, 1307–1325, 1667–1671, 1900–1916 2009–2010, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013–2014
Günter Bubbnik Tobias Blume 1924–1936 2014
Florian Reiners Chris Brenner † 1945–1965 2014
Daniel Buder Daniel Brückner 1896–2013 2013–2014
Timothy Peach Dr. Andreas Erhardt 1412–1421, 2020–2036 2011, 2014
Lilian Naumann Nun Helene Hagendorf (civil name: Lilly Hagendorf) 2008–2053 2014
Samuel Koch Tim Adler 2043–2075 2014
Matthias Brüggenolte Jochen "Jo" Möller 2073–2095 2014
Jurij Rosstalnyj 1st Officer Aljosha 2080–2125 2014
Philipp Weiche Bert von Kramm 2126–2137 2014
Julia Dahmen Leonora Lopez aka Estefania Marquez 2154–2169 2015
Pierre Kiwitt Ian McPherson 2161–2183 2015
Sarah Thonig Rebecca "Becky" McPherson 2173–2183 2015
Hans-Martin Stier Walter Schweitzer 2186–2191 2015
Philipp Rafferty Dr. Winfried Holthaus † 2184–2192 2015
Elinor Eidt Larissa Weigelt 2191–2208 2015
Susu Padotzke Dr. Christina Roth 2204–2213 2015
Nik Felice Aligbe Stefan Merz 2244–2262 2015
Günter Barton Hermann Stürzebecher † 2229–2269 2015
Holger C. Gotha Curd Heinemann 1066–1078, 1270–1291, 1372–1387, 1824–1849, 2271–2281 2010, 2011, 2011, 2013, 2015
Felix Maximilian Samuel "Sam" Eckmann 2285–2298, 2302 2015
Martina Schölzhorn Alina Steffen † 2296–2323 2015
Silke Franz Aldagund "Alda" von Lohenstein † 2335–2338, 2350–2361 2015
Florian Stadler Patrick Auerbach 2362–2372 2015
Peter Nottmeier Arwed von Hasselrode 2363–2378 2015–2016
Kristina Dörfer Alexandra Auerbach 2329–2397 2015–2016
Saskia Valencia Nina Kowald 2439–2457 2016
Regina Fink Anni Hoyer 2446–2470 2016
Angelika Bender Else Schweitzer 2410–2412, 2467–2474 2016
Ina Meling Isabelle Raspe 2421–2486 2016
Mika Ullritz Paul Raspe 2422–2486, 2499–2500 2016
Viola Wedekind Dr. Friederike Breuer 2479–2505 2016
Benjamin Bieber Lucien Evers 2515–2528 2016
Rosetta Pedone Pia Reiter † 2519–2532 (News of her death in episode 2592) 2016
Pius Schmitt Klaus Sperber 2561–2583 2016
Sacha Holzheimer Saskia Hanke 2625–2634 2017
Beatrice Richter Gerti Schönfeld 2627–2657 2017
Momi von Fintel Volker Nüssle 2649–2666 2017

Celebrity Guest Performer[edit]

Actor Character Episodes Duration
Patrick Lindner Patrick Lindner 117–118 2006
Monica Lierhaus Monica Winter 445–446 2007
Maria Riesch Maria Riesch 666 2008
Ramona Leiß Helga Hölzl 696–701 2008
Alfons Schuhbeck Alfons Schuhbeck 722–723 2008
Florian Simbeck Dr. Klein 863–865 2009
Thomas Gottschalk Thomas Gottschalk 895 2009
Albert Fortell Dr. Wolfgang Degen 1061–1067 2010
Nina Ruge Nina Ruge 1154–1156 2010
Andreas Geremia Andreas "Gerre" Geremia 1259–1262 2011
Bobby Schottkowski Bobby Schottkowski 1259–1262 2011
Alexander Mazza Viktor Sparmann 1435–1440 2011
Magdalena Neuner Magdalena Neuner 1446–1449 2012
Samira El Ouassil Sina Flock 1738–1740, 1835–1838, 1914–1915 2013, 2013, 2014
Leslie Mandoki Leslie Mandoki 2105 2014
Jean-Marie Pfaff Jean-Marie Pfaff 2368 2015


The Bavaria TV Production GmbH (until 31 January 2007: Bavaria Film GmbH) produces the series since the summer of 2005 in the studios of Bavaria Film in Green Forest in Munich. Per day of shooting creates a complete sequence (Length 48 minutes, episode 111–150: 43 minutes). Storm of Love is produced digitally: The external rotation, the images stored directly to disk, the interior rotation is recorded on a deck. The cameras are all connected directly by cable to the cut. Since episode 447 the series in widescreen format 16:9 is broadcast. Chief author of the series Peter Süß is. ARD Degeto is responsible for editorial work, but also transfers it to the WDR and in part from the BR.

Originally as a telenovela created with 100 episodes,stormof lovehas been extended several times. Meanwhile, in 1270 episodes planned .[2] This feature of the genre of the finiteness of a soap opera was cancelled trend. Since all the other features for the characterisation of a telenovela – and differentiation from other genres such as the soap opera – have been maintained despite the extensions, is one of lovestormstill one of the telenovelas.

Each main plot arc of the series is dubbed by a female lead and the voice over, a heritage from the original telenovela concept of an internal cohesion. This voice-over-starring roles played Henriette Richter-Röhl (episodes 1–313 from 26 September 2005 to 31 January 2007), Inez Bjørg David (episodes 319–520 from 12 February to 18 December 2007), Dominique Siassia (episodes 528–703 from 4 January to 8 October 2008), Ivanka Brekalo (episodes 704–914 from 9 October 2008 to 14 September 2009), Ute Katharina Kampowsky (episodes 915–933 from 15 September to 9 October 2009 in a transitional season), Sarah Stork (episodes 934–1117 from 12 October 2009 to 5 August 2010), Uta Kargel (episodes 1118–1391 from 6 August 2010 to 10 October 2011), Ines Lutz (episodes 1392–1600 from 11 October 2011 to 5 September 2012), Lucy Scherer (episodes 1601–1813 from 6 September 2012 to 1 August 2013), Liza Tzschirner (episodes 1815–2066 from 5 August 2013 to 10 September 2014), Jennifer Newrkla (episodes 2067–2265 from 11 September 2014 to 28 July 2015) and Magdalena Steinlein (episodes 2266– since 29 July 2015).

On 26 January 2010 was broadcast the episode 1000th The anniversary was telenovela script comes with a big party and fireworks to "250 years Fürstenhof implemented[3] Following this episode was one of Sepp Schauer (Alfons Sonnbichler) and Judith Hildebrandt (Tanja Liebertz) moderated, 50 -minute "anniversary special storm of love – happiness and tears at the court." aired a special broadcast on ARD and ORF 2[4][5]


With each new season, a new header is assembled, which initiates the respective impacts and introduces the most important roles of the main season. Within the season of the bias is changed only slightly. Previous versions:

  • Season 1: Henriette Richter-Röhl, Gregory B. Waldis, Dirk Galuba, Mona Seefried (later: Inez Bjørg David & Nicola Tiggeler), Claudia Wenzel (later: Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer), Lorenzo Patané
  • Season 2: Inez Bjørg David, Lorenzo Patané, Dirk Galuba, Nicola Tiggeler, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Judith Hildebrandt
  • Season 3: Dominique Siassia, Christof Arnold, Dirk Galuba, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Joachim Lätsch & Caroline Beil, Anna Angelina Wolfers, Martin Gruber & Susan Hoecke
  • Season 4: Ivanka Brekalo, Martin Gruber, Dirk Galuba, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, René Oltmanns & Joachim Lätsch & Heike Trinker, Nicola Tiggeler, Natalie Alison, Susan Hoecke
  • Season 5: Sarah Stork, Wolfgang Cerny, Dirk Galuba, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Mona Seefried, René Oltmanns & Joachim Lätsch, Gabrielle Scharnitzky & Natalie Alison, Florian Stadler & Johannes Hauer
  • Season 6: Uta Kargel, Lorenzo Patané, Mona Seefried & Dirk Galuba, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Natalie Alison & René Oltmanns & Joachim Lätsch, Andreas Borcherding & Nicola Tiggeler, Florian Stadler & Johannes Hauer (later: Erich Altenkopf & Judith Hildebrandt & Florian Stadler)
  • Season 7: Ines Lutz, Moritz Tittel & Daniel Fünffrock, Mona Seefried & Dirk Galuba, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Natalie Alison (later: Erich Altenkopf) & Joachim Lätsch, Simone Ritscher, Erich Altenkopf (later: Jan van Weyde) & Judith Hildebrandt & Florian Stadler
  • Season 8: Lucy Scherer & Moritz Tittel, Melanie Wiegmann, Mona Seefried & Dirk Galuba, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Simone Ritscher, Michele Oliveri, Erich Altenkopf & Joachim Lätsch, Jan van Weyde (later: David Paryla) & Florian Stadler
  • Season 9: Liza Tzschirner, Christian Feist, Mona Seefried & Dirk Galuba, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Nadine Warmuth & Dietrich Adam, Erich Altenkopf & Melanie Wiegmann & Joachim Lätsch, Sarah Elena Timpe & Florian Stadler & David Paryla
  • Season 10: Jennifer Newrkla, Jan Hartmann, Dirk Galuba & Mona Seefried & Dietrich Adam, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Nadine Warmuth & Kai Albrecht, Erich Altenkopf & Melanie Wiegmann & Joachim Lätsch, Christin Balogh & Florian Stadler
  • Season 11: Magdalena Steinlein, Kai Albrecht, Dirk Galuba & Mona Seefried & Dietrich Adam, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Isabella Hübner & Michael Kuehl, Erich Altenkopf & Melanie Wiegmann & Joachim Lätsch, Christin Balogh & Florian Stadler
  • Season 12: Jeannine Michèle Wacker, Max Alberti, Dirk Galuba & Mona Seefried & Dietrich Adam, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Louisa von Spies & Isabella Hübner & Michael Kuehl, Erich Altenkopf & Melanie Wiegmann & Joachim Lätsch, Christin Balogh & Florian Stadler
  • Season 13: Victoria Reich & Julia Alice Ludwig, Marion Mitterhammer & Alexander Milz, Dirk Galuba & Mona Seefried & Dietrich Adam, Antje Hagen & Sepp Schauer, Louisa von Spies & Isabella Hübner & Michael Kuehl, Erich Altenkopf & Melanie Wiegmann & Joachim Lätsch, Christin Balogh & Florian Stadler

Page sequence 161, the actor in the title are called alphabetically.

Outdoor locations[edit]

The exterior design for the fictional Hotel "Fürstenhof" is a private castle in Upper Bavaria. The shooting is generally not accessible to the public.

On the site of Bavaria Film GmbH in Green Forest Geiselgasteig In addition, a villa in the Bavaria Film City (48°3′59″N 11°33′3″E / 48.06639°N 11.55083°E / 48.06639; 11.55083). Since March 2006, filmed for the renovated West Wingthe prince's court. For this, the facade of the Villa man wasusedin 2000 as a backdrop for the historical dramaThe Manns - Novel of a Century was built. Modeled after the original gate was renovated and rebuilt. This setting is played from the inside. In difficult weather conditions during the winter months because of the proximity to the studio, shot mostly here.

Between the scenes of the soap opera landscape studies are recorded, which are adapted to the seasonal flow. The recordings are from the foothills of the Alps. Between these scenes alternate and separate the individual scenes in the plot.

In episode 1193 to 1195 have Robert Saalfeld (Lorenzo Patané), Eva Krendlinger (Uta Kargel), Hildegard Sonnbichler (Antje Hagen) and husband Alfonso (Sepp Schauer) three days in Verona, northern Italy spent. The German actor spoke in the scenes in German and their Italian colleagues Selene Gandini, Fabio Mazzari and Enrico Mutti responded in their language. In the latter post-production were synchronised.[6]


Each pair of protagonists in Storm of Love has a common love song that unites them.


Always five episodes will be produced in a block of five days. On each block work two directors who is a responsible for studio shooting, the other for the parallel emerging field recording.

Audience share and audience reach[edit]

In the first six months, the market share steadily to over 20 percent at most about 3 million viewers. The target audience of 14- to 49-year-olds regularly reaches an audience of over 10 percent [28] But there were episodes with much longer range.

"Regularly seek the ARD Telenovela" Sturm der Liebe "market shares of more than 25 percent of the public for three years from – the place in the top 5 of the Public Service program is the production of the Bavaria Film therefore safe."

– Quote meters Some standard internal records [edit] 26 September 2005: Episode 1: It reached 1.04 million viewers, an audience rating of 10.3%. 3. April 2006: Episode 121: The audience rises to over 25%. 6. August 2007: Episode 432: The most successful and September 2009, following 3.03 million viewers, a market share of 32.0%. 1. February 2008: Episode 544: 3.21 million viewers with an audience share of 25.1%, 11.5% of the young target group 14. September 2009: Episode 914: The most successful result with 3.28 million viewers, a market share of 27.9% 26. January 2010: 1000 Episode: The anniversary saw 3.13 million viewers, which is a market share of 24.1%. The special storm of love – happiness and tears at the court saw 2.2 million viewers, market share 15.2%. The best value in its third season was 29.7 percent market share. 3.44 million viewers, the range record set in season two there were only 3.95 million viewers, the peak labelled .

Repetition and transmission blocks[edit]

The episodes are broadcast on a fixed channel position of the ARD. All third party programs repeat the series in the morning program on the following day. In addition, there is a repeat in the night. As part of the internet in the last episodes of ARD library will be available. For the curious, there are on the web site of the ARD a synopsis and a cast list for four weeks in advance. The hr-TV, the first episodes of the telenovela was repeated. But decided the third programs (according to own data) to repeat only new episodes, since storm of love alone is a trademark of ARD.

ORF has bought the serial rights and repeated the following morning on each ORF2.

Pocket folders[edit]

In January 2007, published monthly in the pocket guide series Publisher Cora storm of love. Here are written by Johanna Theden of the scripts be rejected novels. As the title pictures stills from the TV series are used.

As of July 2006 saw the storm of love – photo story. The first volume came as a photo book, the romantic love story of Laura and Alexander to be reprinted. The second edition was issued in August 2008, and showed the stars of the series in exciting scenes. Are complemented by background information on the novels series. The series is published once a year. The author remains anonymous.

Prizes and awards[edit]

  • 2010: German TV Award 2010 in the category Best daily series.
  • 2009: On Fantag Sepp Schauer received the Fan Award (from 50,000 votes) on the grounds of Bavaria.
  • 2008: Premio Napoli Classic for Cultural and Martin Gruber Susan Hoecke as Victoria and Felix Tarrasch.
  • 2007: Premio Napoli Cultural Classic for Lorenzo Patané as Robert Saalfeld.
  • 2007: Smoke-free seal for storm of love because of the deliberate decision on smoking characters.

International broadcast[edit]

Country Channel
 Germany Das Erste
 Slovakia STV
 Czech Republic TV Barrandov
 Latvia LTV1
 Lithuania TV3
 Estonia TV3
 Bulgaria Nova TV
 Italy Rete 4
 Belgium Vitaya
 Poland TV Puls
 Finland AVA
 Iceland RÚV
 France France 2 / France 4
 Austria ORF 2
  Switzerland SRF zwei
 Albania Vizion Plus


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