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 for a while. Usually, we like to tell you about them live and direct. Yet, we find new ones everyday! And rightly so, because learning about our city, our region and everything else is the basis of our passion. We spend time looking into tiny details about that fact or that building, we spend time reading an encyclopedia. Well, OK, encyclopedias are no common bedside books, but such atypical stuff makes us so charming, doesn’t it?
On this blog, you will find some history and traditions (mostly Alsatian ones) of course, but also some more entertaining anecdotes, legends, folklore stuff, news, but always in a… Can you guess? That’s right: in a Happy way of course! 😀
And to cook that up, the whole team gets to work: Elise, Gabriel, Gilles, Gustave, Leo, Matthias and Remy. Between us, we call ourselves the “Happies”, a nice team of passionate people. 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 before we got here, 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 writings 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.
Elise, Gabriel, Gilles, Gustave, Leo, Matthias, Remy.
Miscellaneous Folklore The Stork May 6th 2020, by Gabriel Today I wanted to tell you a bit about our region’s totem: the stork. Everyone has known storks since childhood. Isn’t it the stork that delivers babies? In any case, many legends (or tales?) explain birth this...read more
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…read more
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).read more
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.read more
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 😉
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.read more
This is undoubtedly not the most well known, it is certainly not the most visible, it probably goes unnoticed by the traveler that passes by Strasbourg… and yet, the Saint Peter the Young protestant church in Strasbourg has many things to tell us about the history of our city.read more
Our city of Strasbourg is filled with interesting buildings, each more beautiful than the next. This is something we talk about in great lengths in our city tours. Yet, in a city with such a rich and long history, you always end up finding one ugly duckling somewhere…read more