The Landsknechte

The Landsknechte

Micellaneous Floklore History The Landsknechte June 3rd 2020, by Leo A sharp look, a proud moustache, an assured, slightly arrogant pose : you may have already looked up at the three Landsknechte who guard our beautiful Strasbourg.The first one still guards the number...
The Stork

The Stork

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...
Tale or Legend?

Tale or Legend?

Folklore Tale or Legend? July 30th 2019, by Gabriel Do you know how to tell the difference between a tale and a legend? The question is not so innocuous because many of us mix them up. And yet, they are almost opposites! The tale The tale is a story that takes us to...
The Christmas tree conquers the world

The Christmas tree conquers the world

Folklore History The Christmas tree conquers the world 13th December 2018, by Gabriel  In my previous article, I told you about the origins of the Christmas tree and the first mention about it in 1492 in Strasbourg. But how did it succeed, from our beautiful Alsace,...
The origins of the Christmas Tree

The origins of the Christmas Tree

Folklore History The origins of the Christmas Tree 13th December 2018, by Gabriel It is tall, it is beautiful and it is settled well, facing the General Kléber, having the place of honor in the heart of Strasbourg, trying from the top of its 30 meters to outshine the...
Strasbourg’s legendary origins

Strasbourg’s legendary origins

Folklore Strasbourg’s legendary origins December 13th 2018, by Gabriel 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...