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Ruhenheim is the sixty-eight episode of the anime.


Using a postcard given by Jaromír Lipský, Inspector Lunge arrives into Ruhenheim. Lunge stays at Hotel Versteck and is helped by Wim Knaup, a local kid, to his room. The hotel is only occupied by Lunge and an elderly couple. Lunge visits the local police station warning the only officer that something terrible might happen.

Wolfgang Grimmer, posing as Mr. Neumaier, also arrives to Ruhenheim and checks-in into the same hotel. After a dog has gone missing, he volunteers to look for him in orden to investigate the village. While searching for the dog, Grimmer meets Lunge in the streets, who tells him that he is also looking for the dog. Lunge learns that Wim is the son a local drunk, Herbert Knaup, who takes the money earned by his son at the hotel to get more booze. Lunge is informed by the local police that, as he predicted, something terrible has happened: a dog is missing.

Grimmer finds the dog in the forest only to notice that Lunge has also arrived to the same place. Lunge tells him that he knows about the incident in Prague involving him. Grimmer, who deduces that Lunge is a detective, asks him if they would be able to prevent the massacre that is about to happen in Ruhenheim.

A local couple, Henning and Franka Heinich, win the lottery, but Henning becomes paranoid and buys some weapons to protect the money. The local bullies beat Wim and tell him that they have taken his bike to the "vampire's mansion".

Wim goes to the "mansion", an abandoned house in a hill, where he finds a cat that has been killed recently. Scared, Wim enters the house that is empty except for dozens o canvasses and skecthes. Wim is found by Grimmer and Lunge. Lunge then finds several sketches of the twins, similar to the ones he found in Prague drawn by Franz Bonaparta.

Mr. Konrad, a resident of Ruhenheim is picking cowberrries when a mysterious man arrives and points a gun at him.



  • Klaus Poppe: "In letters you can write things you can't say face to face."
  • Wolfgang Grimmer: "It seems that we arrived at the same place with different clues."


  • Unlike all the other locations in the anime, Ruhenheim is the only one that, technically, does not exist in real life. Ruhenheim, a name created for the series, though, might be based on Oberstdorf and/or Stepbergalm.
Episodes of Monster
1. Herr Dr. Tenma • 2. Downfall • 3. A Murder • 4. Night of the Execution • 5. The Girl from Heidelberg
6. Disappearance Report • 7. Mansion of Tragedy • 8. The Fugitive • 9. The Girl and the Seasoned Soldier
10. An Erased Past • 11. Kinderheim 511 • 12. Modest Experiment • 13. Petra and Schumann • 14. Left Behind
15. Be My Baby • 16. Wolf's Confession • 17. Reunion • 18. Five Sugars • 19. Monster's Abyss • 20. Journey to Freiham
21. Happy Holidays • 22. Lunge's Trap • 23. Eva's Confession • 24. Of Men and Dining 25. Thursday's Boy
26. The Secret Woods • 27. Proof • 28. Just One Case • 29. Execution • 30. Decision • 31. In Broad Daylight
32. Sanctuary • 33. A Child's View • 34. At the Edge of Darkness • 35. My Nameless Hero • 36. The Monster of Chaos
37. A Nameless Monster • 38. The Demon in My Eyes • 39. The Hell in His Eyes • 40. Grimmer • 41. The Ghost of 511
42. The Adventures of the Magnificent Steiner • 43. Detective Suk • 44. Double Darkness • 45. The Monster's Afterimage
46. Contact • 47. The Door to Nightmares • 48. The Scariest Thing • 49. The Cruelest Thing • 50. The Rose Mansion
51. The Monster's Love Letter • 52. The Lawyer • 53. Determination • 54. The Escape • 55. Room 402
56. The Never-Ending Journey • 57. That Night • 58. I Hate This Job • 59. The Man Who Saw the Devil
60. The Man Who Knew Too Much • 61. The Door to Memories • 62. A Pleasant Dinner Table • 63. Unrelated Murders
64. The Baby's Depression • 65. Johan's Footprints • 66. Welcome Home • 67. I'm Back • 68. Ruhenheim
69. The Peaceful House • 70. The Town Massacre • 71. The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner • 72. A Nameless Man
73. The Landscape of the End • 74. The Real Monster