This year, Condé Nast Traveler audience voted Lucerne (a.k.a. Luzern to the primarily German-talking locals), Switzerland their 2nd-preferred town in Europe, just behind perennial adore Florence, in the yearly Visitors Choice Awards. But what is it about this Swiss lakeside city just a forty five-minute practice journey from Zurich that wins so a lot of hearts? Credit rating the blend of great meals, easygoing locals, and beautiful countryside that provides guests back yr soon after calendar year.