Soccer fever has broken out among the children of Hangelin, causing them to neglect their homework and chores. While their parents hope the excitement will soon die down, the children clear out an old scrap yard to make themselves a soccer field.
In the sequel to The Punch Bowl (Maibowle, 1959), the Lehmann family is preparing to celebrate New Year's Eve. The family's two sons, cultural enthusiast Franz (Heinz Draehn) and sport fanatic Michel (Achim Schmidtchen), lead two separate brigades at work.
Jonas and Ines are in love and want to spend their vacation together camping on the Baltic coast. But Ines’s narrow-minded parents intervene and insist that the young couple joins the family vacation. Problems arise, so everyone ends up traveling to the Bulgarian Black Sea on their own.
East German journalist Thomas Ahrens travels to an international fashion festival at an exclusive Mediterranean seaside resort. But instead of covering the GDR delegation, Thomas ends up being plunged into a comedy of errors.