Siblings Toni and Rita have arrived safely at their grandmother's house in Bamsdorf in spite of a number of mishaps during their journey. After a few uneventful days, Toni's friend Klaus discovers a cave and the boys sneak out early one morning to go exploring.
Two boys from West Berlin, Klaus and Max, live in poverty. They dream of a career in boxing and save every penny in order to buy boxing gloves for training. Nevertheless, they cannot seem to save enough and so they let themselves be hired by the bartender Klott for a twisted scheme.
Funny things happen at night at the puppet theater – especially today, since there were jelly donuts for Grandma’s birthday!
Alfons has to deal with a lot of teasing - and not just because of his funny last name. Even his own father, a big and strong head chef, complains about his son's lack of muscles and tries to beef the boy up.
Ali, a poor farmer's son, goes out into the world and meets a sorcerer, who takes him on as an apprentice.
In early 1934, the Soviet exploration steamship “Chelyuskin” is ice-bound in Arctic waters, where the crew has finally managed to escape onto the ice. In a Prague neighborhood, five children hear the news on their self-made radio and decide to rescue the crew.
Opera singer Luitpold Löwenhaupt buys a goose to roast for Christmas dinner—a month early, in November! His children decide to keep the bird as a pet and dub it Auguste or "Gustje." Problems inevitably ensue: the parents think Gustje should sleep in the basement, but the children bring Gustje up
Christoffel returns from war to find that his house reduced to rubble and his parents dead. He makes a pact with the devil out of desperation.
A man is left alone with his young daughter, Belle, after his wife dies in childbirth. One day, after many years, the man finds himself caught in the middle of a storm. He is thrown from his horse and wakes to find himself in a castle.