On Denmark's North Sea coast, the Andersen small seaside hotel opens its doors for the 1928 season. The host couple, Julius and Molly Andersen give a warm welcome to regulars from Copenhagen who arrive laden with luggage for four weeks of vacation. There's reunion and high spirits, but their holiday idyll is not without cracks.
May 1945. Amanda is back at the hotel with her daughter, and soon both staff and regulars will arrive. Among others, Mrs. Fjeldsø and her Swedish granddaughter.Watch Now:Amazon
Weyse returns from the hospital, but has to dig deep into his bag of bad excuses when his wife shows up and asks about his missing wedding ring. Nor does Madsen have the easiest time on earth if he is to both preserve his marriage and land the agreement with Germany. Many threads have to be sorted out near the end of the season, as Vera must admit that it will require extra ingenuity if Robert is to get to Sweden safely and where Amanda finally finds her way to a new beginning.Watch Now:Amazon
Mrs. Weyse fears there will be great trouble when the Wehrmacht finds out that the youngest son in the family has stolen a service record from them. Weyse promises to get rid of the book, but that is not how the German herrenvolk play. Simultaneously Molin returns from Berlin with a very tempting offer for Madsen about a new collaboration with the Germans. But is it wise to say yes now that Denmark is occupied? Luckily, war and occupation do not put a hold on urges and the new guest Johan Ramsing continues to court Mrs. Frigh, just as a suitor suddenly appears for her...Watch Now:Amazon
Will Weyse join the Danish German cultural club to act at the theater? Leslie cancels the wedding. Nana? When Amanda rejects a Nazi officer's advances, he decides to seize the hotel. Will Madsen still work for the Germans?Watch Now:Amazon
The summer of 1941. The German occupying power has commandeered the neighbouring hotel but that does certainly not keep the regular guests away. As Edward Weyse says: If we just pretend they are not there, then they are not there. The popular actor is otherwise writing his memoirs, Merchant Madsen is keen to rediscover the joys of eroticism, all the while Mrs. Frigh has completely repressed the fact that a marriage swindler tricked her of a fortune last summer. Everything looks promising but then a Communist scene painter, two German soldiers with binoculars and an ...Watch Now:Amazon
Helene Weyse is tired of her husband's preoccupation with Sarah and invites Mrs. Frigh on an outing with surprises. The Molin couple make their entrance into the hotel.
Summer is coming to an end, but sorrows and joys are far from over at the small hotel. Merchant Madsen receives a letter from the magistrate's construction department in Copenhagen, which sends him on an emotional roller coaster ride. Weyse and Mrs. Aurland wait in anxiety and excitement for Mr. Aurland's move, after he has guessed who Severin's father is. Mrs. Fjeldsø is discomposed by Dr. Ploug's surprising declaration of love, while Mrs. Frigh tries to find her balance after her husband has decided to follow the young Kitty Hansen to America. When Molly Andersen is called to an emergency meeting at the bank, it will also be a fateful hour for the hotel.Watch Now:Amazon
1940: The seaside hotel opens for a new summer with Amanda as new owner. Denmark was invaded April 9. Previous years' guests come, partly to get away from the Germans. They all deal with problems from the German occupation.Watch Now:Amazon
Weyse must learn to sing in German or else the hotel will be confiscated by the Germans. Helene helps him. Peter comes from England via Sweden to look at the German expansion of Aalborg Airport that Madsen might take part in.Watch Now:Amazon
Merchant Madsen feels complicit in the young German soldiers' desertion, but it won't be the last time their paths meet. In an attempt to repress the fact that his wife is on the run with the Communist theatre painter Svend Damm, actor Weyse throws himself energetically over his memoirs, but when the police come knocking on his door everything changes. At the same time, Madsen's faithful companion August Molin arrives with daunting plans of desertion, while a small present from the German Lieutenant Kiessling suddenly makes Amanda lie to the entire hotel.Watch Now:Amazon
Mrs. Fjeldso is trying to keep Sarah away from Mr. Weyse and Mrs. Frigh gets an admirer. Ditmar is back, and then a sign of life from Mrs. Knudsen gives Amanda hope.Watch Now:Amazon
Weyse is despairing that his unknown daughter has put him on ice, while Helene gets another invitation to Skagen. At last Amanda gets news from Germany.
A lot must be achieved before guests can go home. Weyse's statement causes a stir, and Amanda is impatiently waiting for news. Ditmar is ready to address editor Bruun's case.
Six years have passed; we are in the summer of 1939. Dark clouds are building over Europe, but the regulars have again gone on holiday. Amanda struggles to keep her small commercial film company alive, but does not get much help from her sister Vera, a young lady with firm opinions. Mrs. Frigh has become the manager of the tobacco factory and has big plans for her adult son Leslie, but she has not taken into account the new maid Nana. Actor Weyse is trying to forget an embarrassing accident on stage this spring. And wholesaler Madsen hopes to be allowed to build in Nazi Germany, while Mrs. Fjeldsø tries to help her daughter-in-law's brother, the Austrian Jew Robert, who is on the run from the Nazis.Watch Now:Amazon
Wholesaler Madsen is close to completing the purchase of the cheap lumber that Molin has proposed to him. Meanwhile, Molin is desperately trying to hide that he is on the verge of bankruptcy and that the timber does not, as alleged, belong to one of his clients, but rather to himself, bought with the client's money but without his knowledge. At the same time, Molin has to make sure his beautiful wife stays away from actor Weyse. In return, good things happen for Amanda, who gets sold on an idea for a commercial featuring just Weyse. Meanwhile, manufacturer Frigh arranges a croquet tournament, Edith is put face to face with the man she once dreamed of, and Fie's little sister, Ane, demonstrates that secrets are not reserved for hotel guests.
Mrs. Fjeldsø's relative, the Austrian Jew Robert, escapes from a German concentration camp which gives rise to turmoil in the small hotel, where Madsen also is meeting with a German gentleman who is to help the wholesaler into the circle of the National Socialist leaders. Actor Weyse on the other hand, is more preoccupied with today's meeting with his psychologist, who has planned hypnosis to help him overcome his stage fright. Leslie discovers a new side of the maid Nana, while Amanda after her breakup with Max gets comfort from an unexpected direction.Watch Now:Amazon
When the minister of foreign affairs, Scavenius, expresses admiration for the great German victories Lydia Vetterstrøm believes the time has come to show national sentiment by joining in community singing. However, it is not easy to get everyone involved. Mrs. Frigh is only occupied with Johan Ramsing after having spent the night together in complete secrecy. Weyse rehearses for his film role in 'Havoc' together with the anti-Nazi Gerhard Flügelhorn, at the same time as he anxiously tries to hide that he has performed for the Germans in Skagen. And Madsen is ...
When a detached German sea mine is washed ashore right down from the hotel, it becomes the beginning of a dramatic end to the guests' holiday. But by then, the young German soldier Stefan is to be put in front of a court-martial, Mrs. Frigh needs to find out what happened to the charming fraud Emil Høyer, and actor Weyse will fall subject to an unreasonable accusation of having taken a political stand. In the meantime, Amanda once more gets the need of Lieutenant Kiessling, while Merchant Madsen's relationship with the occupying power is put to a conclusive test.Watch Now:Amazon
It's January 1933 and the hotel has long since closed for the season. But when wholesaler Madsen and manufacturer Frigh discover that two of their old friends have secretly gotten married, Fie is persuaded to open specially for a small surprise party. So all the regular guests defy both winter and political crisis and head to North Jutland. But what does the bride and groom think of the surprise? On this historic January day, when democracy is being tested in the great political settlement in the Prime Minister's apartment in Kanslergade at the same time as Hitler comes to power in Germany, a human drama is played out in the small seaside hotel about life, death and love.Watch Now:Amazon
A storm is threatening. Madsen ignores this and has, to his family's surprise, arranged a full day excursion to Råbjerg Mile. Why? Ane knows she must tell her father that the date with Jesper has had consequences, but she fears her father's reaction. In her husband's absence, Mrs. Frigh is increasingly preoccupied with the local farmer, Arne Kokholm, while Mrs. Aurland becomes more and more careless in her secret relationship with Weyse. And then the sky finally opens its floodgates in a violent cloudburst that puts the hotel in chaos and brings both revelations and closer connections with it.Watch Now:Amazon
Ane helps Morten spy on Madsen about his airport expansion work for the Germans. Leslie is getting married in 3 weeks. What about Nana? A German officer likes Amanda. Mrs. Frigh's trust costs her.Watch Now:Amazon
In the penultimate episode, summer sings the last verse, and it has become the hour of truth for both guests and staff at the small hotel. It's getting harder and harder for Morten to hide from Fie what he's making a lot of money on. Helene Aurland has to decide if she should tell her husband that the child she is expecting is not his but actor Weyse's. And Amanda and Max make plans for how they can meet after the holidays until the truth hits them too. Only Mrs. Fjeldsø is completely certain– she has been let down by her son Adam, and it is irreparable.
Two of the maids have become lethargic, so in the kitchen there is a fear that it is food poisoning and that some of the guests may also be affected. Amanda is close to a job with advertising director Holger Scharff, so she and Max are invited on a gusty sailing trip with the director. Madsen has set lawyer Kvist to dig into Morten's past and is impatiently waiting for the answer, while Weyse and Mrs. Aurland realize that the next step in the plan for a little sibling to Severin is to seduce her husband. It turns out to be harder than expected, as memories of Adolf Hitler have deprived the office manager of any desire.
Mrs. Frigh finally gets some company when her daughter Bertha and the governess arrive from Copenhagen. At the station, they meet a poor boy whose story miraculously brings Mrs. Frigh into contact with a sympathetic widower. Ms. Vetterstrøm vividly dreams that the great love of her early life will move into the hotel. And Mr Aurland has traveled to Copenhagen for a radio debate with the Nazi-enthusiastic leader Knabstrup, so Mrs Aurland needs Weyse to look after Severin, which has an unexpected effect on the self-absorbed actor.Watch Now:Amazon
The upscale currency trader August Molin has been hit by a nervous stomach because the sale of the Jutland building timber to Madsen is dragging on. Today is definitely the last chance if Molin's defrauding of a demented client is not to be revealed. Mrs. Alma Molin has been repressing the predicament the couple is in, and is looking forward to filming Amanda's commercial down on the beach. Weyse has also agreed to participate without knowing that the recordings will evoke emotions of a life that he thought was past. Finally, Valter tries Edith again, and office manager Aurland discovers Otilia's great interest in literature and comes up with a surprising suggestion for the sensible maid.