After six years of international business peregrinations, Florian Riemann finally visits his Bavarian mountain home town, considering to settle down now the firm's Munich HQ may want him. Staying with his best friend, veterinarian Rudi Loescher, Florian decides to visit his first love, local Annabel Wilbert. Her marriage to Harry is shaky as she reproaches him lack of interest for the lake family hotel and even a car accident caused by a stranger which wounded their pre-teen son René. Florian falls in love with Harry's sister, painter Ilona. But Annabel kept a crucial secret. René's regular babysitter Dorette and her equally penniless lover Marek bring another tragic twist.