Agnes Nielsen (born as Agnes Tauber) is the mother of Tronte, and later becomes the paramour of Doris Tiedemann. She is a time traveler, a secret follower of Claudia Tiedemann, a member of Sic Mundus, and the sister of Noah.



Agnes was the daughter of Silja and Bartosz. She encountered teenage Jonas Kahnwald in 1921, when Erna takes him in and nurses him back to health, but they do not exchange words.

At some point, Agnes left Winden, and met and married the Unknown also know as the Cleft Lip Trio(CLT), with whom she had her son Tronte. She also eventually became a follower of Claudia, straining her relationship with her brother somewhere in the process.

After being accepted into Sic Mundus for betraying Claudia in 1953, she at some point comes back in time to 1921. There she fatally shoots her brother, Noah, after being told to do so by Adam.


Agnes and Tronte moved to Winden in 1953. Shortly after arriving, she encounters Ulrich Nielsen—her grandson—who traveled back from 2019 while searching for his son. Ulrich gives them directions to the Tiedemann home, where she has arranged to rent a room.[1]

She tells the Tiedemanns that her husband has died, and that her grandmother had always spoken fondly of the town. Tronte tells the Tiedemanns' daughter, Claudia, that Agnes has a brother, but hates him, and they have no other family. Egon Tiedemann inquires after Agnes' grandmother, but they are interrupted by Claudia and Tronte returning from the forest having lost their dog Gretchen, and she never gives an answer.[1]

Agnes soon developed a romantic relationship with Doris Tiedemann. Claudia caught them in the middle of an intimate moment in 1954, which they attempted to cover up by giving the young girl some money and sending her to the corner store. Claudia later complained to Tronte that her mother acted as if she did not understand anything.[2]

We eventually find out that Agnes is affiliated with Claudia, as she sneaks into the bunker to meet her. Claudia tells Agnes that she must betray her to Noah, although the reason why is not yet clear. She is given a newspaper article from that year that describes when and how Claudia dies. She meets with Noah in a church and gives him the paper so he can kill Claudia in 1953, being given a position in Sic Mundus as a result.


The name Agnes originated in Greek as Ἁγνὴ (Agne), meaning pure, and is cognate with Ines. It is the name of an early saint, Agnes of Rome, who by legend refused the sexual advances of a Roman noble, who then reported her to the authorities as a Christian, and was martyred as a result.
Dark color scheme

Agnes in 1953

Like Claudia and unlike almost all of the other characters on the show, Agnes dresses in bright colors.

In the trailer of season 3, Agnes' name is shown to be the one closest to the infinity sign, symbolizing the beginning of everything that unwinds in Winden. It is yet to be confirmed whether that has some significance or not.

Mysteries Edit

  • Who was Agnes' husband, the priest? She claimed that she had a husband who was a priest, but that could have been a lie. Was Tronte her actual son? If Tronte was her son, who was Tronte's father?
  • Who was Agnes' grandmother? Her actual grandmothers are Regina Tiedemann and Hannah Kruger Kahnwald. Was she making up a story to sound quaint?


→ See 22 images of Agnes Nielsen at Images of Agnes Nielsen.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dark Season 1 Episode 8: "As You Sow, so You Shall Reap"
  2. Dark Season 2 Episode 3: "Ghosts"
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