Saturday, August 29, 2009

Snacking in Switzerland

Pretzels are very common in Switzerland where they are usually sliced horizontally, slathered with butter, and sold under the name butterbrezel. I do love a good butterbrezel, especially when it also has salami on it. One of my favorite places in Luzern (Lucerne) Switzerland for a buttered pretzel with salami is Brezelkönig. They also sell pretzel baguettes with an assortment of meats, cheeses, and vegetables, and frankfurters sold on pretzel buns of course! Whenever I travel to Luzern, I usually buy a tomato, mozzarella and pesto baguette right when I get off the train from Zurich. For mid day and weekend snacks, I go for the butterbrezel with salami.

Brezelkönig's pretzels are soft and salty and the butter is fresh and sweet. The salty salami offers a nice contrast to the rich butter which is why I love this pretzel! If you speak any German, check out or just stop into one of their many locations in Luzern the next time you are there; I know I will.

Buttered Pretzel with Salami


  1. Darn! wish I knew of this place when I was there last year!

  2. Jen, you are just going to have to fly right back for one of these pretzels! They are worth the price of airfare :)

  3. JEALOUS!!! that looks so freaking amazing. i'm drooling just thinking about how it must taste... please eat an extra one for me...

  4. Oh it tastes better than it looks! It is one of my favorite things to eat!