In Germany's first ever series, which launched in December 1985, the focus lies on the
Lindenstraße (Lime Street): a typical street in Munich with its blocks of flats, cafés, an organic foodstore, a supermarket, a travel agent and a restaurant.
The series portrays German reality and accompanies its residents in their everyday lives,- showing the hopes, joys, fears and desires amongst friends, families and neighbours.
An additional and unique feature of the series is the current updates, which are produced a few days before each episode is aired. A scene, or part of a scene, from the episode is re-written and re-shot to contain current affairs from politics, business or sport. The scene is then edited into the episode to be broadcast on the following Sunday.
Directors (since 1985 in alphabetical order):
Hans W. Geißendörfer
Jens Hercher/Daniel Anderson
Nikolai van der Heyde
Claus Peter Witt
Dr. Susanne Zanke
Producer: Hans W. Geißendörfer
Line producer: Andreas Habermaier
Script/screenplay: Irene Fischer, Hana Geißendörfer, Catrin Lüth, Michael Meisheit
Main title music: Jürgen Knieper
Production accountant: Corinna Kiesewetter
Casting: Horst D. Scheel
Domna Adamopoulou, Daniela Bette, Julia Beerhold, Jo Bolling, Lilian Büchner, Anna Sophia Claus, Irene Fischer, Joris Gratwohl, Erkan Gündüz, Knut Hinz, Hermes Hodolides, Joachim H. Luger, Marie-Luise Marjan, Sarah Masuch, Bill Mockridge, Philipp Neubauer, Sontje Peplow, Harry Rowohlt, Moritz A. Sachs, Valentin Schreyer, Toni Snetberger, Gunnar Solka, Philipp Sonntag, Andrea Spatzek, Julia Stark, Greta Short, Amorn Surangkanjanajai, Jacqueline Svilarov, Sara Turchetto, Georg Uecker, Giselle Vesco, Cosima Viola, Sybille Waury, Moritz Zielke a.m.a.