A winter dream of ice and snow awaits viewers in the new episode "Das Traumschiff: Lapland" (November 20, 8:15 p.m., ZDF). This time Maria Höfl-Riesch (37) is one of the party. As a former ski racer and three-time Olympic champion, she knows her way around the white element. She will be starring as dog sledding expert Pekka Nilson in the new issue.
Captain Max Parger (Florian Silbereisen, 41) is surprised by his old school friend and current priest Maik (Tayfun Baydar, 47) with a spectacular adventure tour in Lapland. Together with motivational trainer Patrick (Daniel Fritz, 37) they try to find out on a dog sled trip lasting several days whether their friendship is still what it used to be. This is where the former Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski ace comes into play. An accident occurs during a dog sled race between Patrick and Maik. The dogs run away with their sledges and walkie-talkies. Since there is no mobile phone reception, Max - despite the onset of darkness and freezing temperatures - sets out to get help.
Since cruise director Oskar Schifferle (Harald Schmidt, 65) is still ill and cannot be on board, he transfers the organization of the gala to staff captain Martin Grimm (Daniel Morgenroth, born 1964). This is not very enthusiastic and reluctantly goes in search of a new superstar for the big night. Will he meet singer Sasha (50)? In any case, he is on board and plays a certain Tobias...
The ZDF series "Das Traumschiff" was first broadcast in 1981. 93 episodes have been shown so far. Silbereisen has been on board as captain since 2019. At that time he replaced Sascha Hehn (68) as head of the dream ship.