The Nielsen family is one of the four interconnected families who are the central characters of Dark.


Agnes left Winden at some point but to Winden with Tronte in 1953, staying in the home of Doris Tiedemann and becoming romantically involved with her. She told Doris that she had married a minister who had lost his faith, and that he had died.

Tronte remained in Winden and married Jana Nielsen (maiden name unknown), with whom he had two sons, Ulrich and Mads. Mads disappeared mysteriously in 1986, and his body was discovered by Peter Doppler even more mysteriously in 2019.

Ulrich eventually married his high school sweetheart, Katharina Nielsen neé Albers. They had three children, Magnus, Martha, and Mikkel. Mikkel himself disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 2019, having traveled to 1986 unbeknownst to the others, and eventually married into the Kahnwald family.

Meaning Edit

The name Nielsen is of Scandinavian origin, and most commonly found in northern Germany. It means "son of Niels," Niels being a Danish form of Nicholas. Nicholas, in turn, is a name of Greek origin meaning "victory of the people."

Residence Edit

Winden Edit

  • Tiedemann family home (Bartosz, Silja, Agnes, Noah, Erna; 1888-1921)
  • Church and graveyard (Young Noah, Adult Noah, Adult Agnes; 1921-unknown)
  • Unknown family home (Jana; 1953-unknown)
  • Albers family home (Katharina; 1970s-unknown)
  • Nielsen family home (Doris Tiedemann, Agnes, Tronte; 1950s-unknown) | (Tronte, Jana, Ulrich, Mads; 1970s-1986) | (Tronte, Jana, Ulrich; 1986-2000s) | (Ulrich, Katharina, Magnus, Martha, Mikkel; 2000s-2019) | (Katharina, Magnus, Martha; 2020)
  • Krüger family home (Hannah Kahnwald; 1972-unknown)
  • Kahnwald family home (Michael Kahnwald; 1986-2002/2003) | (Michael Kahnwald, Hannah Kahnwald, Jonas Kahnwald; 2002/2003 to 2020)

Family treeEdit

The following is a family tree representing the Nielsen Family.

Bartosz Tiedemann
Silja Tiedemann
The Unknown
Agnes Nielsen
Doris Tiedemann (lover, see Tiedemann family)
Noah (see Doppler family)
Tronte Nielsen
Jana Nielsen
Mads Nielsen
Ulrich Nielsen
Katharina Nielsen
Magnus Nielsen
Martha Nielsen
Mikkel Nielsen/Michael Kahnwald
(adopted by Ines Kahnwald)
Hannah Kahnwald (see Kahnwald family)
Jonas Kahnwald


  • All of Ulrich and Katharina's childrens' names begin with the letter M (Magnus, Martha and Mikkel), possibly in memory of Ulrich's missing brother Mads.


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