Wohmann was born in Darmstadt. She attended the Nordseepädagogium on the island Langeoog as a boarding school. She studied at Frankfurt am Main from 1951 to 1953. She then worked as a teacher at her former school to Langeoog, at a community college, and a business school. In 1953, she married Reiner Wohmann. She has lived as a freelance writer in Darmstadt since 1956. Wohmann died on June 23, 2015, after struggling for an extensive period of time with serious illness in the place of her birth, Darmstadt.