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.

Strasbourg’s legendary origins

Strasbourg’s legendary origins

Most of you probably know that we consider Strasbourg was born in 12 B.C., with the creation of the roman camp of Argentoratum. But do you know about the legend that says it was in fact founded 3000 years B.C.? Let me tell you about it.

The Black Hand

The Black Hand

Do you know the story of the Black Hand ? It has attracted much attention and has been doing so for centuries! The best thing is, it is still around today to give its testimony. From Saint Odile to the Second World War, the Black Hand has many things to tell you…

Strasbourg, the origin of a free city

Strasbourg, the origin of a free city

We live today in a cosmopolitan, French and european city of Strasbourg. A city that faced many political, military and cultural changes. But during one of our Free tours, you may hear along the…