The Happy Blog

Hello and welcome to the Happy Blog!

We are the Happy guides from Happy Strasbourg and we’re Happy to show our Happy articles to our Happy readers on our Happy blog… Is that too much “Happy”? Nope, because we think there is no such thing as too good a mood 😉

More seriously, the Happy Strasbourg team has decided to create a blog. That way we can share some knowledge outside of our guided tours and you can learn something about Strasbourg, even as you remain comfortably settled in your armchair. It will not necessarily replace the mood we give to our tours, but we shall try anyway and let you peek into our way of seeing things, through writing.

To write down our stories was something that tickled us. Indeed, in practice, we like to tell you our stories. But with these, we find a new one everyday!

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Because learning about our city, our region and everything else is to some extent the base of our passion, how much time do we spend looking into some tiny detail about that fact or that building? How much time do we spend reading an encyclopedia? Well, OK, encyclopedias are not a common  bedside book, but such atypical stuff makes us so charming, doesn’t it? No? Anyway.

On this blog, you will find some history and (Alsatian) traditions of course, but also some more entertaining anecdotes, legends, folklore stuff, news, all this in a… Can you guess? That’s right: in a Happy way of course! 😀

And to cook all that up, the whole team gets to work: Gabriel, Gustave, Gilles, Leo, Matthias and Rémy. Between us, we call ourselves the “Happy Boys”, a nice team of passionate guys. What we love most is to share our stories, so, in the end, to create a blog was the obvious thing to do… We all trod different paths, but we grew up in our beautiful Alsace and rallied to that passion for culture(s). If you would like to know more about us, go check our descriptions!

We hope you’ll have a good time reading our articles and feel free to comment below them, you can even contact us to ask questions or give us some ideas!

We wish you a good reading.

Happily so (yes, Happyly would have been too much for once),

Gabriel, Gustave, Gilles, Leo, Matthias, Rémy.

The Maison Rouge – 2/2

The Maison Rouge – 2/2

I evoked here earlier the Valentin-Sorg Tower and the origins of the Maison Rouge (the Red House). Today, let us dwell on its more recent history and the clues at hand regarding its future…

The Maison Rouge – 1/2

The Maison Rouge – 1/2

In a former article, we took a closer look at the Valentin-Sorg tower, an iconic building of Strasbourg’s downtown area, even though most people here find it ugly. Today, let us check another one of those disparaged buildings: the Maison Rouge (the Red House).

The Wine Market

The Wine Market

Hello friendly reader, here is the follow-up on our article about Mister Wine, the Weinstichler. He quickly becomes a key character when one talks about wine.

January 2020’s news

January 2020’s news

Hello Happy People, it’s a bit the last limit, January’s last day, so the whole team wishes you a very happy new year 2020, full of happiness, culture and everything that will make you happy!
We haven’t posted much lately, and we are sorry for this. We are working hard to be able to offer you lots of new things in 2020, and we promise to be a little more present on the networks, and always as much in the streets of Strasbourg… maybe further 😉

Rohan : the origins

Rohan : the origins

Among the key symbols of Strasbourg, the Rohan Palace is undoubtedly part of the top 5. Anyone who spent at least 24 hours in the city has seen the Rohan Palace.