The BEST episodes of Heimat

Every episode of Heimat ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Heimat!

Spanning 1919 to 1982, in the fictional village of Schabbach, lives Maria Simon and her family, whose lives and community are changed by historical events around them.

Last Updated: 6/22/2024Network: Das ErsteStatus: Ended
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The Call of Far-Away Places (1919–1928)
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9.06
64 votes

#1 - The Call of Far-Away Places (1919–1928)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/1984

The teenager Paul Simon takes up the hobby of wireless radio and marries the girl Maria, but leaves the village and never returns.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Soldiers and Love (1944)
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8.90
31 votes

#2 - Soldiers and Love (1944)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/22/1984

The Simon family deals with the waning years of the German war.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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The Feast of the Living and the Dead (1982)
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8.87
31 votes

#3 - The Feast of the Living and the Dead (1982)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/24/1984

It is the twilight years of the older generation of the Simons, with a flashback to Maria's 70th birthday party and then her funeral.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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Up and Away and Back (1938–1939)
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8.87
31 votes

#4 - Up and Away and Back (1938–1939)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/8/1984

Paul writes from the United States that he is visiting, forcing his ex-wife Maria to break up with Otto. However without proof of his Aryan lineage Paul is unable to enter Germany.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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The Highway (1938)
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8.84
31 votes

#5 - The Highway (1938)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/26/1984

A highway is built near Schabbach, and one of the engineers, Otto, becomes Maria's lover.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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The Best Christmas Ever (1935)
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8.81
31 votes

#6 - The Best Christmas Ever (1935)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/16/1984

Eduard Simon becomes the mayor of a village near Schabbach.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
The Centre of the World (1929–1933)
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8.67
33 votes

#7 - The Centre of the World (1929–1933)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/1984

Paul Simon's brother Eduard moves to Berlin and meets the socialite Lucie.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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The Home Front (1943)
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7.94
31 votes

#8 - The Home Front (1943)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/1984

Anton Simon, fighting on the Russian front, marries Martha Hanke via a telephone wedding. Schabbach villagers confront the morality of Nazism.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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The American (1945–1947)
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7.94
31 votes

#9 - The American (1945–1947)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/31/1984

Paul returns to Germany. The Simon family struggles for prosperity in the lean post-war years.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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The Proud Years (1967–1969)
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7.93
30 votes

#10 - The Proud Years (1967–1969)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/21/1984

Anton Simon and his brother Ernst struggle for success in their businesses.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Little Hermann (1955–1956)
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7.90
31 votes

#11 - Little Hermann (1955–1956)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/4/1984

Hermann has a love affair with 26-year-old Klärchen, who is ostracized from Schabbach.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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A Time Of Many Words
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#12 - A Time Of Many Words

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/11/1993

How Stefan goes to Berlin to shoot his first film. How Helga "modifies" the shooting of the film. How Schnüsschen becomes a student late in life and has a "self-realization". How Clarissa discovers singing with an American girlfriend. How Hermann leaves Schnüsschen and flies to Katrin in Berlin. How a Hollywood producer, unwittingly, pays for the whole revolt against Stefan. How Hermann is confronted with the rubble of his past.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Writer: Edgar Reitz
Art Or Life
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#13 - Art Or Life

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/11/1993

How Hermann becomes the crown prince of Isarfilm, and the childless consul wants to create a permanent bond between him and Hermann, how Hermann looks for advice from friends and how he can't find any of his friends anymore. How Hermann follows Clarissa and finally finds her in Amsterdam. How he experiences Clarissa's "Witches' Passion" and spends a long night with her. How he returns to his small town Hunsrück, in order to learn how to wait.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Writer: Edgar Reitz
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The Happiest People in the World
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#14 - The Happiest People in the World

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/15/2004

Directors: Edgar Reitz
The Champions
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#15 - The Champions

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/17/2004

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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The Russians are Coming
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#16 - The Russians are Coming

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/20/2004

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Everyone's Doing Well
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#17 - Everyone's Doing Well

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/22/2004

Directors: Edgar Reitz
The Heirs
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#18 - The Heirs

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/27/2004

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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Goodbye to Schabbach
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#19 - Goodbye to Schabbach

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/29/2004

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Heimat Fragments: The Women
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#20 - Heimat Fragments: The Women

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/28/2006

An addendum to Edgar Reitz's epic 'Heimat' trilogy, this surrealist, avant-garde drama employs a series of dreamlike sequences to portray the subconscious of a young woman and her female antecedents. Nicola Schossler stars as Lulu, the daughter of an eminent musician, who is searching for something that she feels is missing from her life. As she turns to the past for answers, she tunes in to the varied experiences of female relations from different periods of her family history, from emotional wartime upheavals to everyday family life on the farm.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision: Part 1
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#21 - Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision: Part 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2013

German historical drama. Jakob Simon dreams of emigrating from his poverty-stricken life as the son of a blacksmith in Schabbach, a village in rural Rhineland.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision: Part 2
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#22 - Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision: Part 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/2013

Jakob Simon fervently dreams of emigrating from his poverty-stricken life as the son of a blacksmith in Schabbach, a small village in rural Rhineland. As he studies the languages of tribal South America, the return from military service of his more worldly brother Gustav fails to break him from his daydream, but day-to-day living in Prussian feudal society means that his dreams have to be put on hold. In German with English subtitles. Black and white with colour sequences.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
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Time Of Silence
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#23 - Time Of Silence

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/8/1993

How Rob, the cameraman, meets Esther. How he develops a film technology. How Esther visits the concentration camp in Dachau with her father and loses all trace of her mother. How Hermann meets Consul Handschuh. How Clarissa and Hermann attempt to come to grips with day-to-day life. How Clarissa stops playing the cello. How Hermann cheats on Clarissa and how he and Rob get lost in experiments. How Helga becomes politcally active and fights against the artists. How Rob loses his sight for a while during the premiere presentation of VariaVision.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Writer: Edgar Reitz
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The End Of The Future
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#24 - The End Of The Future

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/4/1993

How Reinhard comes back from Mexico and can't find the villa of his friends. How he tries, together with Rob, to depict the disappearance of the house in a film. How Hermann composes a requiem for the torndown house and how the friends have a fight on the construction site. How Clarissa becomes a mother. How Reinhard goes to Venice in order to write a screenplay, how he meets Esther there and how he becomes a charachter in his own film. How he drowns in Lake Ammer near Munich.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Writer: Edgar Reitz
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The Eternal Daughter
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#25 - The Eternal Daughter

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/1/1993

How Mrs. Cerphal finds out that her father will die soon. How she must realize that the villa doesn't belong to her at all and how she surpresses the past. How Hermann and Schnüsschen do everything for their child and try to be happy. How Clarissa returns from California and her cello breaks. How Volkert becomes a great pianist and gets closer to Clarissa. How old Mr. Cerphal dies and thus a period of time for all concerned ends.

Directors: Edgar Reitz
Writer: Edgar Reitz
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