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Best Pretzels I Ever Ate Lucerne  Switzerland

Best Pretzels I Ever Ate

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.