“Alles in Butter!” is a German saying that everyone is familiar with, which means “Everything is fine”. But where does the popular saying actually come from? Like so many turns of phrases, this also comes from the Middle Ages. Back then, expensive glasses from Venice had to be transported over the Alps in carriages.
As the route led over bumpy rocks with lots of shaking, many of the valuable glasses broke during the trip. One day, people came up with the idea of transporting the glasses in barrels. They filled these barrels in turn with liquid Buttergoes really well with this. As soon as this set, nothing could happen to the glasses any more as they were surrounded by a protective layer of butter. So, “Alles in Butter”!