The show is based on the long-running British soap Coronation Street, from which it borrows its main premise (the everyday life of a number of neighbors). It tackles topics such as racism, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, disabilities (both physical and mental), and homosexuality. In 1987, it gained notoriety for showing the first gay kiss on German television. The show is also known for its prompt incorporation of real-life events and current topics.
On air since 1985, it’s a pretty popular drama however it will be ending in 2020.