It is summertime at the Wolfgangsee. Josepha Vogelhuber, the young, attractive but
resolute owner of the White Horse Inn, has been courted for some time by her head
waiter, Leopold Brandmeyer. While appreciating his aptness for the job, she mistrusts
all men as potential gold-
When Siedler arrives, he finds himself in the very same place with Wilhelm Giesecke,
his client Sülzheimer's business rival, and immediately falls in love with Giesecke's
beautiful daughter Ottilie. As it happens, Sülzheimer's son Sigismund, a would-
Seeing all this, Leopold Brandmeyer decides that he has had enough and quits his job. Josepha has also done a lot of thinking in the meantime, reconsiders her head waiter's proposal of marriage, and can persuade him to stay—not just as an employee but also as boss. Love gets its way with the other two couples as well, and the play ends with the prospect of a triple marriage.