Guarda in the Lower Engadine is so beautiful a village that it was awarded the Wakker Prize. It also received the distinction "Of national importance". One of its stately houses inspired Alois Carigiet when he drew the home of Schellenursli.
This park is located in the cantons of Fribourg (Freiburg) and Vaud, between the shores of Lake Geneva, La Gruyère (Greyerzerland) and Pays D'Enhaut (Saanenland). The entire region is defined by an extraordinary harmony between man, culture and nature.
Even the ancient inhabitants of pile-dwellings chose Erlach on Lake Biel and St. Peter's Island as their abodes. The Romans too left traces. Bishops and members of the nobility ruled from here in the Middle Ages. Today both are popular destinations for nature lovers and visitors seeking rest and relaxation.
A natural spectacle in a class of their own are the 600m long Engstligen waterfalls. Under preservation since 1948, these are the second longest falls in Switzerland.