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location is NOT munich - it is essen


the story takes definitely place in essen in the "ruhrgebiet" - a huge industrail region of germany. i have seen the series many times and i also used to live in this part of germany - so i know for sure...

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According to Wikipedia, the cars had G(=Gera) license plates. Since those weren't issued until 1990/91, apparently the production was using them to deliberately fudge the location.

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I always took the G to mean Gelsenkirchen. Another City in the Ruhrgebiet, because... well frankly, because everything just looks so damn Ruhrgebiet-y, that's why.

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The series was supposed to take place in a fictional city. The car plates said "G" for "GroƟstadt" ("big city").

However, the series was definitely shot in Munich. Although they tried to avoid iconic locations.

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