‘Hier ist der Welt noch in Ordnung‘ is a German phrase I’ve come to know and love. The literal translation is ‘Here the world is still in order’. My husband usually says it whenever we drive through a charming little village in the Bavarian countryside. I think it to myself a lot living in Munich.
The annual Seifenkistenrennen (soapbox race) that takes place during the Mai Dult at Mariahilfsplatz is one such occasion. It’s a soapbox race that includes kids, parents, neighborhood old folks, as well as business establishments and local authorities. The participants all race with their own, hand built soap boxes. There are age divisions and an MC.
These quaint pleasures within a large city are what makes Munich so special to me. In Ordnung indeed.