Johannes von Lahnstein


Johannes von Lahnstein

Infobox soap character
series = Verbotene Liebe




caption1 = Thomas Gumpert as Johannes von Lahnstein (2007)
first = Episode 2062
23 September 2003
last = Episode 3080
9 January 2008
cause = Presumed death after his plane got lost
residence = Königsbrunn Castle
Düsseldorf, Germany
(to his death)
gender = Male
born =
death = January 2008
parents = Dietrich von Lahnstein (father, deceased)
Mimi Baxter (mother)
siblings = Ludwig von Lahnstein (brother)
Christian Frei (maternal half-brother)
spouse = Francesca von Lahnstein (deceased)
Cécile de Maron (divorced, deceased)
Elisabeth Brandner (dissolved by his death; 2007-2008)
children = Ansgar von Lahnstein (son, with Francesca)
Carla von Lahnstein (daughter, with Francesca)
Sarah Hofmann (daughter, with Elke)
Nico von Lahnstein (daughter, with Vera)
romances = Elke Käppler (one-night-stand)
Vera Brandner (affair)
Charlie Schneider
Elisabeth Brandner (affair)
Okkupationen = Former Owner of Lahnstein Holding
portrayer = Thomas Gumpert

Johannes von Lahnstein is a fictional character on the German soap opera "Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love)". The character was portrayed by actor Thomas Gumpert from September 23, 2003 to January 9, 2008.

He is the father of Ansgar (Wolfram Grandezka), Carla (Claudia Hiersche), Sarah Hofmann (Sina-Valeska Jung) and Nico (Verena Zimmermann). He is also the Owner of the Lahnstein Holding. He was married to Francesca von Lahnstein and Cécile de Maron (Yvonne Burbach) and had an affair with Elke Käppler (Elke Bludau) and Vera Brandner. After his marriage with Cécile, he dating Charlie Schneider (Gabriele Metzger) and is currently married to Elisabeth Brandner (Martina Servatius), who was the former wife of Johannes ex-best-friend Arno Brandner (Konrad Krauss). He lives on Schloss Königsbrunn and is one of the richest men in Germany.

In 2007, after he gave up his friendship to Arno because of Elisabeth (they had an affair, before Elisabeth left Arno), he met his old rival Adrian Degenhardt (Klaus Zmorek) who wants to destroy the Lahnstein family.

In January 2008, when Johannes has a business trip his plane get lost from the radar. Shortly before he changed his last will and made his daughter Carla to the heir of the Lahnstein dynasty. However, his son Ansgar faked his will after Johannes was found presumed death and made his son Hannes (Daniel and Simon Kühn) to the main heir.

Johannes and Cécile

In 2003, when Johannes arrived in Düsseldorf he fell in love with the beautiful Cécile de Maron. Both got married a few months later. After the wedding, Johannes' son Leonard came back from the USA and fell also in love with Cècile. She had feelings for him too and both began an affair with each other. A drama began and when Johannes finally found out the truth, he promised his son that he will never forgive him. But Cécile died in early 2006 by a tragic car-accident and Johannes forgave his son on Cécile's grave.


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