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Dark Tv Series Chronological Timeline Explained

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The events of Dark season 1, 2, and 3, takes place between the years of 1822 till 2053. This timeline of the Dark Tv Series attempts to present the major events of the entire show in chronological order, so fans can an easier time understanding the show.

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Dark Tv series Timeline Legend
September 23rd, 1822
Adam and Eva (Season 3 Episode 3)

Event 1

Adam’s World

Leopold Tannhaus (Dark Tv series timeline)

Leopold Tannhaus teaches his son, Gustav Tannhaus, about time travel and the possibility of returning a person from the dead.
September 23rd, 1822
September 21th, 1888
Deja-Vu (Season 3 Episode 1)

Event 1

Adam’s World

team adam meets alt martha (Dark Tv series timeline)

Alt Martha #2 travels to 1888 to meet Stranger Jonas, Bartosz, Magnus, and Franziska, who are stuck in this period after using the time machine at the of season two.
September 21th, 1888
September 23rd, 1888
Adam and Eva (Season 3 Episode 3)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World

Gustav Tannhaus (Dark Tv series timeline)

The Unknown kills the Old Man Gustav Tannhaus because he wants to expose time travel to the world. 

But just before He kills Gustav, The Unknown uses the quote from the letter sent to special agent Clausen, indicating that it was The Unknown who wrote and sent the letter Agent Clausen.

Adam’s World

Adam (Dark Tv series timeline)

After Alt Martha #2 gives stranger Jonas the material he needs to build the second god particle, she leaves 1888 and returns to Adam in 2053
September 23rd, 1888
1890
Between the Time (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1

Adam’s World

dark-season-3-silja (Dark Tv series timeline)

While Stranger Jonas tries to get the dark matter portal working, Adams sends Silja back to 1890 to meet Bartosz.
1890
1904
Between the Time (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1

Adam’s World

Bartosz and Silja have Noah (Dark Tv series timeline)
 
Silja and Bartosz have their first child who they name Hanno ( A.K.A Noah)
1904
1910
Between the Time (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Silja Dies (Dark Tv series timeline)

Bartosz and Silja have their second child Agnes. However, Silja dies in childbirth, leaving Bartosz to raise Noah and Agnes.
1910
1911
Between the Time (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Hannah and Silja meet adam (Dark Tv series timeline)

With Eva’s help, Hannah finds Jonas (who is already becoming Adam at this point) in 1911, and she introduces him to his half-sister Silja.

However, Jonas realizes that both Hannah and Silja are in the wrong time, so he kills Hannah, and takes Slija to 2041, where Elizabeth Doppler raises her.
1911
1920
Between the Time (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Noah in 1920 (Dark Tv series timeline)

After leaving Jonas in 2041, Older Noah travels to 1920, where he meets Adam.

Adam tells Noah that Claudia betrayed them, and instructs him to search for the missing pages of the Sic Mundus book with Helge’s help.
1920
June 21th, 1921
Beginnings and Endings (Season 2 Episode 1)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Noah kills Bartosz (Dark Tv series timeline)

Young Hanno (Noah) kills his father, Bartosz, on Adam’s orders.
June 21th, 1921
June 23rd, 1921
The Travelers (Season 2 Episode 4)

Event 1Event 2
 
Adam’s World

Jonas in 1921 (Dark Tv series timeline)

Jonas #1 escapes 2053 using the God particle, and arrives in 1921. He meets Young Hanno (Noah) and Agnes and is eventually introduced to Adam (Old Man Jonas).

Adam’s World

JonasAdam (Dark Tv series timeline)

After introducing himself, Adam (Old Man Jonas) tells Jonas #1 to return June 20th, 2019, to stop their father from committing suicide.
June 23rd, 1921
June 27th, 1921
Endings and Beginnings (Season 2 Episode 8)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Noah attacks Adam (Dark Tv series timeline)

Noah retrieves the missing pages of the Sic Mundus book and realizes that Adam has been lying to him.

However, when Noah tries to kill adam, his plan fails, because fate will not allow Adam to die at this time. Agnes (Noah’s sister), then kills Noah at Adam’s orders.
June 27th, 1921
November 9th, 1953
Endings and Beginnings (Season 2 Episode 8)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Helge (Dark Tv series timeline)

Adult Helge travels to 1953 to dumb the bodies of Yasin and Erik Obenbdorf, who were kidnapped from 2019.
November 9th, 1953
November 10th, 1953
Endings and Beginnings (Season 1 Episode 8)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Ulrich attacks young Helge (Dark Tv series timeline)
 
Ulrich travels through the Winden time passage and tries to kill Young Helge to prevent him from killing Madds, Yasin, and Erik in the future.
November 10th, 1953
November 11th, 1953
Everything Is Now (Season 1 Episode 9)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World

Ulrich arrested (Dark Tv series timeline)

After Ulrich tries to kill Young Helge, Egon Tiedemann arrests him.

Adam’s World

Claudia meets Tannhaus (Dark Tv series timeline)

Old Claudia travels to the past meet HG Tannhaus and asks him to make the time apparatus. Old Claudia would later return to give Tannhaus his book on time theory, which he has not yet written 
November 11th, 1953
June 22nd, 1954
Dark Matter (Season 2 Episode 2)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

old Claudia buries time machine (Dark Tv series timeline)

Claudia buries the time machine for her younger herself to find in 1987
June 22nd, 1954
June 23rd, 1954
Ghosts (Season 2 Episode 3)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World

Noah kills Claudia (Dark Tv series timeline)

On the request of her younger self, Claudia apologizes to her father for causing the accident that kills him in 1987.  However, later that day, Noah kills Claudia on Adam’s orders.

Adam’s World

Regina cancer (Dark Tv series timeline)

Claudia travels from 1987 to 2020 and finds out that Regina is dying from cancer.
June 23rd, 1954
June 26th, 1954
The White Devil (Season 2 Episode 7)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Hannah abandons Ulrich(Dark Tv series timeline)

After stealing stranger Jonas’s time apparatus, Hannah arrives in 1954, Winden. There she finds Ulrich in prison but abandons him when she learns he still loves Katrina.

Hannah then starts an affair with Egon Tediermann, which results in Hannah getting pregnant with Silja.
June 26th, 1954
September 24th, 1954
The Origin (Season 3 Episode 4)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World

The Unknown (Dark Tv series timeline)

The Unknown threatens to kill The Mayor of Winden unless he grants the permit to build the nuclear plant.

Adam’s World

Helene Albers (Dark Tv series timeline)

Hannah meets Helen Albers ( Katharina’s mother) and leaves her the St Christopher Pendant Egon Tediermann gifted Hannah earlier.
September 24th, 1954
August 11th, 1971
Between the Time / The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 7 and 8)

Event 1Event 2

Origin World

Tannhaus family (Dark Tv series timeline)

HG Tannhaus loses his Son, Daughter-in-law, and Grand-Daughter to an accident on the bridge. 

This accident causes Tannhuas to build the time machine, that splits the origin world into two realities

Origin World

Jonas #3 And Alt Martha #3 (Dark Tv series timeline)

Jonas #3 and Alt Martha #3 travel to The Origin World to prevent the accident that kills Tannhus’s family from happening.

However, since his family doesn’t die, HG Tannhaus has no reason to make the time machine, meaning that neither Adam nor Eva’s worlds can exist. And thus, both worlds are erased from existence.
August 11th, 1971
August 1974
Between the Time / The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 7 and 8)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

HG Tannhaus (Dark Tv series timeline)

HG Tannhaus starts building the time machine with the hope of using it to bring back his family from the dead
August 1974
June 21st, 1986
Between the Time / The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 7 and 8)

Event 1Event 2

Origin World

Tannhaus time device (Dark Tv series timeline)

HG Tannhaus activates his machine, ripping the origin world into two realities.


Adam’s World

Alt Martha #3 and Alt Jonas #3(Dark Tv series timeline)

When Tannhus activates his time machine, he also opens the Winden time Passage. Jonas #3 and Alt Martha #3 travel to this time so that they can use the passage to go into the origin world.
June 21st, 1986
October 9th, 1986
Sic Mundus Creatus Est (Season 1 Episode 6)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Madds and Ulrich

Madds Nielesen (Ulrich’s Brother) goes missing, after Helge Doppler kidnaps him.
October 9th, 1986
November 5th, 1986
Lies (Season 1 Episode 2)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Mikkel in 1986

Mikkel arrives in 1986 Winden after traveling through the time passage in 2019.
November 5th, 1986
November 7th, 1986
Truths (Season 1 Episode 5)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Hannah and Mikkel

Mikkel and Hannah meet for the first time. They would later get married and have Jonas
November 7th, 1986
November 9th, 1986
Crossroads (Season 1 Episode 7)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Jonas Finds The passage (Dark Tv series timeline)
 
Jonas #1 uses the Winden time passage to travel to 1986 and finds out that Mikkel is his father.

However, Jonas cannot take Mikkel back to 2019, because that would mean Mikkel and Hannah would never have Jonas, and he would never exist
November 9th, 1986
November 11th, 1986
Everything Is Now (Season 1 Episode 9)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Aleksander Tiedemann

Boris Neidwald arrives in Winden. He changes his name to Aleksander Tiedemann and then gets a job at the Nuclear plant.

Aleksander later becomes the head of the plant and marries Regina Tediermann, and they eventually have Bartosz.
November 11th, 1986
November 12th, 1986
Alpha and Omega (Season 1 Episode 10)

Event 1Event 2Event 3

Adam’s World

Stranger Jonas

Stranger Jonas attempts to destroys the Winden time passage, but only succeeds in closes it

Adam’s World

Jons and Helge

Jonas #1 tries to bring Mikkel back to 2019, but is kidnapped by Noah and is transported to 2052

Adam’s World

Old man Helge

Old man Helge tries to kill middle-aged Helge with a car crash
November 12th, 1986
June 22nd, 1987
Dark Matter/ Ghosts (Season 2 Episode 2 and 3)

Event 1Event 2Event 3

Adam’s World

Old Ulrich

Old Egon Tediermann meets Old Ulrich Nielson in the Psych ward, and finds out that Old Urich is the same person as Young Ulrich Nielson. 

Adam’s World

Jonas and Hannah

Stranger Jonas takes Hannah to 1987 to show her that Mikkel Nielson and Michael kahnwald are the same person

Adam’s World

Claudia Finds Time Machine (Dark Tv series timeline)

Claudia finds the time apparatus her older self buried in 1953
June 22nd, 1987
June 25th, 1987
Lost and Found (Season 2 Episode 5)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World

Old Ulrich and Mikkel

After learning that his son Mikkel is in 1987, Ulrich escapes the psych ward and tries to take Mikkel back to 2020. However, the police arrest Ulrich before he can reach the time passage.

Adam’s World

Magnus, Franziska doppler, Elizabeth, Martha and Bartosz (Dark Tv series timeline)

As the police return Ulrich to the psych ward, he sees Martha, Magnus, Bartosz, and Franziska as they arrive in 1987 using Bartosz’s Time Apparatus. 
June 25th, 1987
June 26th, 1987
The White Devil (Season 2 Episode 7)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Claudia 1987 (Dark Tv series timeline)

Claudia accidentally kills her father. However, soon after, Jonas #1 comes to take Claudia to 2020.
June 26th, 1987
September 21st, 1987
Deja-Vu (Season 3 Episode 1)

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Bernd Doppler

The Unknown kills Bend Doppler and collects the master key to the nuclear plant, to ensure that the apocalypse occurs
September 21st, 1987
September 22nd, 1987
The Survivors (Season 3 Episode 2) 

Event 1
 
Adam’s World

Katharina finds Old Ulrich (Dark Tv series timeline)

Katharina travels back to 1987 Winden to find Mikkel, but she discovers that Ulrich has been stuck in the psych ward since 1953.

Katharina then plans to break Ulrich out of the psych ward by stealing a keycard from her mother, Helene Albers, who works at the hospital.
September 22nd, 1987
September 24th, 1987
Life and Death (Season 3 Episode 5)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World



Katharina tries to steal her mother’s key card, but Helene kills Katharina in self-defense, not knowing that she has just murdered her daughter. After killing her, Helene drags Katharina’s body into the lake and drowns her.

This event is where Bartosz’s story of the drown woman comes from (season 2 episode 6) .

Adam’s World



During her struggle with her mother, Katharina snatches the Saint Christopher Pendant off Helene’s neck and leaves it on the beach.
September 24th, 1987
June 20th, 2019
Light and Shadow (Season 2 Episode 6)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World



With Adam’s help, Jonas #1 travels from 1921 to 2020 to beg his father Mikkel, not to kill himself.

However, Old Claudia reveals that Mikkel has to die so Jonas #1 can begin his quest to break the loop.

Adam’s World



During the lake party with his friends, Jonas finds the Saint Christopher Pendant on the beach where Katharina left it. Martha later puts a cord around it and gives it to Jonas.
June 20th, 2019
June 21st, 2019
Secrets (Season 1 Episode 1)

Event 1

Adam’s World



Adult Mikkel kills himself and leaves behind the suicide note that Jonas #1 gave him
June 21st, 2019
September 2nd, 2019
Deja-Vu (Season 3 Episode 1)

Event 1

Eva’s World



Regina Tiedeman dies from cancer, leaving Aleksander and Bartosz alone.
September 2nd, 2019
November 4th, 2019
Past and Present / Deja-vu (Season 1 Episode 3/ Season 3 Episode 1)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World



With Jonas’s #1 help, Mikkel uses the time passage to travel back in time and arrives in Nov 5th, 1986.


Eva’s World



After saving him from the apocalypse, Alt Martha #2 takes Jonas #2 to the alternate world where he meets Alt Martha #1.

Later that day, Jonas #2 meets Eva ( Old Alternate Martha #1).
November 4th, 2019
November 5th, 2019
Lies (Season 1 Episode 2)

Event 1

Adam’s World



While the Search for Mikkel continues, Stranger Jonas arrives in 2019 Winden.
November 5th, 2019
November 6th, 2019
Double Lives/ Life and Death (Season 1 Episode 4/ Season 3 Episode 5)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World



Stranger Jonas marks Jonas’s #1 map to lead him to Winden Time passage.

The passage transports Jonas #1 to 1986, where he learns that Mikkel is not only alive but is also his father. This episode is the first time we see the time passage.


Eva’s World



Alt Martha #1 and Jonas #2 make love and create the Unknown, who eventually marries Agnes Nielsen and starts both timelines.

Soon after this, Eva has second Alt Martha #1 kill Jonas #2, to ensure that Alt Martha becomes Eva.
November 6th, 2019
November 8th, 2019
The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 8) 

Event 1Event 2Event 3

Eva’s World – Day of The Apocalypse 



Magnus and Franziska take Alt Martha #1 to Adam in 2053. Adam instructs Alt Martha #1 to go back in time and save Jonas #2 from the apocalypse.

Eva’s World – Day of The Apocalypse  



After Adam saves him from The Apocalypse, Jonas #3 comes out nowhere to take Alt Martha to June 21, 1986, before Magnus and Franziska can take her to Adam. (This event creates a third version of Alt Martha)

Eva’s World – Day of The Apocalypse 



Ulrich tries to kill adult Helge in 1986 but gets killed by Old Man Helge.
November 8th, 2019
November 10th, 2019
As You Sow, so You Shall Reap (Season 1 Episode 8) 

Event 1

Adam’s World



Ulrich follows Old Man Helge to the caves and finds time passage. However, he ends up in 1953 and decides to kill Young Helge.
November 10th, 2019
June 21st, 2020
Beginnings and Endings (Season 2 Episode 1) 

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World



Special agent Clausen joins the missing Winden children’s case.

However, we later learn that the real reason Clausen comes to Winden is to search for his Brother’s killer. And this thanks to the tip Clausen recieves from The Unkown’s mysterious letter.

Adam’s World



Alexander Tiedemann buries the nuclear waste beneath the plant.
June 21st, 2020
June 23rd, 2020
Ghosts (Season 2 Episode 3)

Event 1

Adam’s World


 
Claudia uses the time apparatus she found in 1987 to travel to 2020. There, Claudia finds out that Regina is dying from cancer and also learns that her father will die on June 26, 1987.
June 23rd, 2020
June 24th, 2020
The Travelers (Season 2 Episode 4)

Event 1

Adam’s World



Katharina finds out that Mikkel is trapped in the ’80s, and begins her journey to retrieve her son.
June 24th, 2020
June 26th, 2020
The White Devil (Season 2 Episode 7)

Event 1

Adam’s World



Special agent Clausen arrests Aleksander Tiedemann for stealing Clausen’s brother’s identity.
June 26th, 2020
June 27th, 2020
Endings and Beginnings (Season 2 Episode 8)

Event 1Event 2Event 3Event 4

Adam’s World – Day of The Apocalypse


Special agent Clausen digs up the nuclear waste at the plant, and this causes the Apocalypse.

However, just before the Apocalypse begins, Charlotte is transported to the future where she meets her Mother/Daughter, Elizabeth.

Adam’s World – Day of The Apocalypse



After arriving in 2020, Claudia helps Regina to Helge’s bunker to hide from the Apocalypse. However, they arrive to meet Peter and Young Elizabeth already there. Soon after Hanno (Young Noah) joins them.

Adam’s World – Day of The Apocalypse



Stranger Jonas, Magnus, Bartosz, and Fransikza survive the Apocalypse by traveling to 1888.

Adam’s World – Day of The Apocalypse



Katharina uses the Winden Time passage to travel 1986 and survives the Apocalypse.
June 27th, 2020
June 27th, 2020
Light and Shadow / The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 6 and 8)

Event 1Event 2Event 3

Adam’s World – Day of The Apocalypse (Switch Point Events)



During the Apocalypse, Adam arrives and shoots Martha to ensure that Jonas becomes him. However, after Adam leaves, the switch point events occur.

In the first event, Martha’s shot and Alt Martha #2 comes to saves Jonas by taking him to the alternate world. This event creates Jonas #2 and Alt Martha #2
 
Adam’s World – Day of The Apocalypse (Switch Point Events)



Event 2- Adam shoots Martha, but no one comes to save Jonas #1, because alternate Bartosz takes alt Martha #1 to Eva, so Jonas hides in the basement to survive the Apocalypse.
 
Adam’s World – Day of The Apocalypse (Switch Point Events)



Event 3 – Martha dies, but a different Adam comes to take Jonas to the alternate world. There, Adam tells Jonas to go to the origin world with Alt Martha and stop the accident that kills HG Tannhaus’s family.

This event creates Jonas #3 who eventually travel to The Origin World
June 27th, 2020
September 22nd, 2020
Timeline Heading 48

Event 1

Adam’s World



On Older Claudia’s orders, Tronte kills Regina to spare her the pain of dying by cancer. When Young Claudia returns, she’s devastated to find Regina dead.
 
September 22nd, 2020
September 24th, 2020
Life and Death (Season 3 Episode 5)

Event 1

Adam’s World



Peter Doppler dies trying to save his daughter Elizabeth from sexual assault
September 24th, 2020
2020
The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 8)

Event 1

Origin World



After Alt Martha #3 and Jonas #3 destroy the knot, the final scene of the series sees Hanna, Katharine, Woller, Peter, and Benny attend a dinner party at Regina’s house.
2020
2021
The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1

Adam’s World



After her father, Peter Doppler, dies, Elizabeth joins Noah in digging the Winden time passage
2021
2023
The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1

Adam’s World



Claudia and Jonas work together to make the  God Particle work. But after several failures, Jonas tries to kill himself.

However, fate will not allow Jonas to die, because his future self already exists, so it sends Noah to save Jonas
2023
2040
The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1

Adam’s World



Noah, Stranger Jonas, and Claudia make progress on the god particle. But the portal is still not stable for time travel.

Claudia kills alternate Claudia and begins her plan to destroy the Knot. Claudia replaces her alternate self in the second world and spies on Eva to find a way to break the Knot.
2040
2041
The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World



Elizabeth gives birth to Charlotte. However, Charlotte is then stolen by Older Elizabeth and Older Charlotte, who takes her back to 1971, where Young Charlotte will grow up with HG Tannhaus.

Adam’s World



Noah Accuses Stranger Jonas of stealing his daughter Charlotte and ends his friendship with him. Noah then begins his quest to find Charlotte and ends up in 1920.
2041
November 6th, 2052
The Origin (Season 3 Episode 4)

Event 1

Eva’s World



Jonas #2 and Alt Martha #1 arrive in post-apocalypse Winden in the second world.
November 6th, 2052
November 7th, 2052
The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 7)

Event 1Event 2

Adam’s World



During the switch point event in the apocalypse, Alternate Bartosz comes to take Alt Martha #1 to Eva before she can save Jonas.
 
Eva’s World



Eva scars Alt Martha’s #1 face, to remind of where she belongs, and then introduces Alt Martha #1 to The Unknown (Alt Martha’s Son). Eva then tells her to shoot Jonas #2
November 7th, 2052
November 12th, 2052
Alpha and Omega (Season 1 Episode 10)

Event 1

Adam’s World



Jonas arrives in 2052 Winden, through the portal that appears in Helge’s basement in 1986 and meets Silja.
November 12th, 2052
June 22nd, 2053
Dark Matter (Season 2 Episode 2)

Event 1

Adam’s World



Jonas finds the God Particle and tries to use it, but Older Elizabeth catches him and sentences Jonas to death. But at the last second, Elizabeth stops the execution and throws him into prison.

However, thanks to Silja’s help, Jonas uses the god particle to travel to 1921, where he meets Noah.
June 22nd, 2053
September 23rd, 2053
Adam and Eva (Season 3 Episode 3)

Event 1

Adam’s World



After taking Jonas #2 to the alternate world, Alt Martha #2 travels to 1888 in the main world to give stranger Jonas the material he needs to build the second god particle.
September 23rd, 2053
September 25th, 2053
The Paradise (Season 3 Episode 8)

Event 1Event 2Event 3

Adam’s World



Adam kills Alt Martha #2 because he wants to prevent the birth of the Unknown, who he believes is the origin of the knot.

This plan fails however, because Alt Martha #1 is still alive with Eva. And HG Tannhaus is the real origin of the knot.
 
Adam’s World



Older Claudia arrives in 2053 to tell Adam the truth about the knot, and to show him how to end the cycle of suffering before it begins again.

Adam’s World



After older Claudia tells adam the truth about the knot, Young Claudia tells her elder self to apologize to her father (Egon Tiedemann) for causing the accident that kills him in 1987
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September 25th, 2053

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