A trip around the world with her husband Georg, seeing the North Cape and Tierra del Fuego, that was Helene's great dream during the decades of her family phase. After Georg's retirement, the time had finally come. But after his unexpected death, the trip falls flat, instead Helene inherits a loan-financed, disused railway station and not much else. Helene is sad and angry at the same time, that's not how she imagined the new beginning in her life. Her two friends Rosina and Luise try to comfort and build her up, but struggle with their own changes. Rosina is still living in her career as a musical star in the USA, bookseller Luise in her cocoon of books and theories. But the stages are no longer queuing at Rosina and Luise has been given notice of the apartment. So it seems like a good idea to move into the station together, at least temporarily.