Far out in the sparsely populated northern countryside of Germany live a ferryman and his wife on their farm at the river Elde. For 70 years Günther Link has ferried people over the river with his small boat, as did his grandfather. The film humorously reveals the relationship of this unlike couple. Yet they are as thick as thieves.
Since the making of this film, the ferryman and his wife moved into a nursing home. The ferry boat and the farm have been sold and the 600 years of traditional ferry service in this particular place has come to an end.