The best pretzels I ever ate were not in New York City (my hometown) or Germany (where they are practically a national food).
The best pretzels were in.....Switzerland.
Switzerland's "bretzels" are soft, twisted rolls of bread - paper-thin, golden, caramelized crusts covering chewy goodness inside. Warm bretzels often serve as bread for a sandwich - salami, cheese and pickles taste especially heavenly with the plump dough.
Just a few Swiss Francs each, bretzel sandwiches can be found at many food concession stands or takeaway shops. Washed down with a cold local beer, the bretzel sandwich is a budget- and stomach-friendly option when dining in expensive Switzerland.