For me personally, Engelberg, Switzerland was the most pleasant of surprises throughout my European Road Trip. Located about 45 minutes outside of Lucerne (the first image seen below), Engelberg is a quiet, scenic ski village nestled in the Swiss Alps.
We spent two nights in a quaint little ski lodge, the Hotel Hoheneck, which offered an abundance of old school charm. The view from my balcony was nothing short of breathtaking. This small town in the mountains was a perfect escape from the business of city life we experienced by day in Lucerne.