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Kirchenwirt Leogang seit 1326

Restaurant Kirchenwirt Leogang since 1326

Hotel restaurant Kirchenwirt Leogang is a lovely and cozy guest house, belonging to the Unterrainer family for over 130 years. Today, Hans-Jörg Unterrainer and his sister Barbara Kottke run the business. In doing so, the siblings received multiple awards, including 4 toques from Gault Millau and 3 forks from Falstaff. The wine list was awarded “One of the best wine lists awarded with two Glases” by Wine Spectator. Rooted in their family tradition, the Kirchenwirt offers you a wonderful holiday experience, all year round. Here, you’ll not only find all the tranquillity you need, but also recreation, nature, culture and, of course, fantastic cuisine by chef Stefan Birnbacher.

Kirchenwirt Leogang seit 1326

Leogang, Austria
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Hans-Jörg Unterrainer

Hans-Jörg Unterrainer
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Kirchenwirt Leogang’s critically-acclaimed wine selection is in the hands of owner and sommelier Hans-Jörg Unterrainer. The list mainly revolves around top wines that are non-mainstream.


Outstanding wine list

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Kirchenwirt Leogang’s cuisine

Chef Stefan Birnbacher loves pampering guests and gourmets with the finest regional specialties. Drawing on his motto that good food adds to the quality of life, the product always plays a star role in his cuisine. Here, there is no room for mediocrity. In combination with the inviting ambiance, chef Birnbacher´s excellent dishes make for an unforgettable experience at Kirchenwirt restaurant.

Leogang & surroundings

Leogang is renowned for its winter sports and summer mountain hiking resort. During summer, the guided hiking tours to Almhütte am Spielberg (an alp hut, 1800 meters above sea level) are popular. Here, you can relax with a romantic breakfast or afternoon snack. There’s also a golf club nearby where you can enjoy a game or two. For adventurous bikers, Europe’s biggest bike-park at ‘Leoganger Asitz’ is a real treat.

SOMMELIER AWARD – in cooperation with La Rioja Alta SA

“Since the beginning, we’ve prided ourselves on a warm welcome and excellent service.” Our winner of the 2022 Sommelier Award is Hans-Jörg Unterrainer from Restaurant Kirchenwirt Leogang since 1326, in Austria. Hans-Jörg exhibits great soul and spirit when it comes to the well-being of his guests. This Sommelier creates a culture of excellence that takes great care of everything, in a perfect ambience, to a carefully curated wine cellar, right down to the ability to support young professionals to excel in the art of outstanding service. Together with La Rioja Alta SA we bestow this Sommelier Award to the most outstanding JRE in this field.

Comfortable hotel

As soon as you enter hotel Kirchenwirt, you immediately leave the hectic day behind you. As every guest is treated like family, this is the perfect place to truly kick back and relax. This hidden gem was rewarded as one of the 50 most special hotels from GEO Saison.



Kirchenwirt Leogang seit 1326 Leogang 3 5771 Leogang Austria


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Opening times

Monday 17.00 – 21.00
Wednesday 17.00 – 21.00
Thursday 17.00 – 21.00
Friday 17.00 – 21.00
Saturday 17.00 – 21.00
Sunday 17.00 – 21.00

Mastercard Priceless Offer - moments in the alps

Overnight with breakfast, hike with champagne, deer-watching, collecting herbs, exquisite menu and fine wines at a lodge, live music, helicopter tour, concluding with select wines and cheeses in the wine cellar. for 5-8 persons, p. person

€ 1000,-

Degustation Menu

"K1326 Gourmet menu - Designing the Alps" p. p. from € 135,-

p. p. from € 135,-

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