Have you ever stood in the middle of a town or city and thought “I could spend the rest of my days here”? I got that feeling when we visited Lucerne (Luzern) in Switzerland in 2008. Seriously tranquil and chilled, with an amazing vista of the snow-capped mountains 360 degrees. The nearby countryside was also something to take your breath away. Our three night stay was not really enough to soak up the atmosphere fully and to immerse ourselves in the local delights, but it was enough of a taster to make us yearn for more. The food was hearty and tasty, though my poor command of German did require us to use the point and nod method of meal selections. This is definitely a place we have on our “love to go back” list.