Alles Was Zählt
(All That Matters
) is a German
television soap opera
first broadcast on RTL
on September 4, 2006. It is the third daily soap on that channel, created after Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten
and Unter Uns
. While the show is set in Essen
, filming takes place in Cologne
The original plot revolved around Diana Sommer's dream to become a world class ice skater. She fell in love with Julian Herzog, who signed her at the prestigious Steinkamp Sport and Wellness Center, run by the unscrupulous Steinkamp dynasty. Diana and Julian eventually became a couple, but in November 2007, Julian suffered a brain hemorrhage and died during their wedding. Diana remained in Essen until January 2009, when she left to join a skating centre in Halle. The story continues to revolve around the Steinkamp Sport and Wellness Centre and its quest to become a sporting powerhouse, as well as the lives of the characters who work at and around the Centre.
Current main cast
Former main cast
is — like Diana, the character she played — a famous German ice skater. In January 2009, she left the series to pursue her skating career.
characters are frequently seen on German television, AWZ
marks a first by dealing with the coming out of a young Turkish boy, Deniz. Befriended by Roman shortly after first arriving in Essen, this young 'macho' character realized that he was attracted to men as well as women.... Read More