Gault Millau-awarded Saalfelden Leogang with 14 "Hauben"

Our region is a true paradise for gourmets! With a total of 14 Gault Millau "Hauben" (the Austrian equivalent to the stars awarded by the Michelin Guide in Germany) distributed among only five restaurants, Saalfelden Leogang can rightly call itself a gourmet region.

Culinary is highly valued here

Pinzgau cuisine is tasty, hearty and economical. Many dishes can be served - slightly modified - as a spicy main course or as a sweet dessert. And behind many a delicacy there is a great secret. The numerous hosts in the huts, inns and restaurants of the Saalfelden Leogang region keep the traditions alive. This ranges from rural delicacies to top cuisine - Gault Millau awarded a total of 14 "Hauben" to five restaurants in Saalfelden Leogang. And at the numerous direct marketers you can take home a little piece of regionality from your vacation.

Our six "Hauben" restaurants & a tip


Chef & Jeunes restaurateur Andreas Herbst was able to win four "Hauben" for the gourmet restaurant "dahoam", which translates to "at home". Here, the name "dahoam" says it all, because Herbst uses almost exclusively regional products of the highest quality from nearby producers as well as herbs from his own garden for his cuisine.

Rain 100, 5771 Leogang, +43 6583 73420

Kirchenwirt K1326

Chef Stefan Birnbacher was able once again to get four "Hauben" for the historic Kirchenwirt in Leogang. The 700-year-old village inn is one of the oldest in Salzburgerland, with a documented mention dating back to 1326. Siblings Barbara Kottke and Hans-Jörg Unterrainer have succeeded in transforming this venerable monument into a charm-filled boutique hotel with a great deal of flair.

Leogang 3, 5771 Leogang, +43 6583 8216

Echt. Gut. Essen.

According to Gault Millau, it is the restaurant with the third-highest award in the region: the "Echt. Gut. Essen." at the Forsthofgut nature hotel. Chef Michael Helfrich was able to impress in his small à la carte restaurant, where he can serve a maximum of ten guests, and was awarded three "Hauben". "We are proud to be part of the Haubendorf Leogang and to belong to a region that is always developing in culinary terms," Michael Helfrich comments on the award.

Hütten 2, 5771 Leogang, +43 6583 8561

ESS:ENZ at the Puradies

In the Ess:enz restaurant in the new Heaven Spa at the 4****S Naturresort Puradies in Leogang, dishes are created using local produce and the hotel's own organic farm. The kitchen team has once again been awarded two toques for Ess:enz. The pure and innovative concept is called "Garden of Eating" and meets the highest culinary standards, culminating in front cooking.

Rain 9, 5771 Leogang, +43 6583 8275

Bio-Hotel Rupertus

The family-run Bio-Hotel Rupertus has once again joined the ranks of Leogang's toque-awarded restaurants. "100% organic ingredients, creatively interpreted Alpine cuisine and vegan plant power" was the motto with which the kitchen team for the Rupertus was awarded a "Haube". "The five-course gourmet menu is a real hit," says Gault Millau.

Hütten 40, 5771 Leogang, +43 6583 8466

Images: Naturhotel Forsthofgut / Puradies / Kirchenwirt by / Foto Michael Huber / Biohotel Rupertus