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For the episode, see Sic Mundus Creatus Est

"Old Tannhaus is the only member left. His father was convinced he could overtime the rules of space and time. He dedicated his entire life to this. And so did his son.... Jonas is trying to rebuild things the way he saw them. He's been here before. Not now. In the future."
Bartosz Tiedemann to Martha Nielsen[src]

Sic Mundus, also referred to as the Travelers, is a secret society of time travelers in Winden, led by Adam, an older Jonas Kahnwald. They are opponents to Claudia Tiedemann and her apprentice, a younger Jonas himself, as well as Martha Nielsen of a parallel world, in a war for control of time travel.


Sic Mundus was founded in the 19th century by Heinrich Tannhaus, who wished to find a way to bring his dead wife, Charlotte, back to life.[1] By 1888, Heinrich's son, Gustav, was the only remaining member until the Stranger, Franziska Doppler, Magnus Nielsen, and Bartosz Tiedemann appeared, having traveled back in time just as the apocalypse happened in 2020.

By 1921, Adam had become the leader and his followers work on excavating the time travel passage in Winden Caves.[2] They abandon their headquarters after the apocalypse in 2020 and move to 2053.[3]

In 1987, the Unknown breaks into the Sic Mundus lodge and steals the time machine's blueprints before setting the place on fire.[4]

In 2052, Sic Mundus is still around and post-apocalyptic Winden inhabitants led by Elisabeth Doppler venerate the society, believing the group is their salvation and will lead them to paradise.[5]

In 2053, following the apocalypse in 2020, Adam sends his followers once more through time and space so that everything happens as it should in the hopes of untying the knot.[6]


In 1921, Sic Mundus operates from a massive underground headquarters accessed from an elevator into St. Christopher's church.[7] The lair was presumably excavated from the caves that underlie the town, but is of unknown antiquity.

The rooms within the lair are lavishly apportioned and richly furnished. Areas depicted include the following:

  • Stone entryway, a monumental entrance into which the words "Sic Mundus Creatus Est" have been inscribed.[7]
  • Adam's study, a massive room featuring a wall of photographs of the four families, framed prints of time travel devices, and Rubens' painting "The Fall of the Damned," or a full-sized replica of it.[7]
  • A lab, in which a second wormhole has been opened, and machinery constructed to stabilize it for time travel that's not restricted by the 33-year cycle
  • Guest quarters, where the teenage Jonas Kahnwald slept for the night.[8]




  1. Dark - The Official Guide - Sic Mundus
  2. Dark Season 2 Episode 1: "Beginnings and Endings"
  3. Dark Season 3 Episode 2: "The Survivors"
  4. Dark Season 3 Episode 1: "Deja-vu"
  5. Dark Season 2 Episode 1: "Beginnings and Endings"
  6. Dark Season 3 Episode 4: "The Origin"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Dark Season 2 Episode 4: "The Travelers"
  8. Dark Season 2 Episode 5: "Lost and Found"