A restaurant dedicated to tradition

The restaurant Leiter am Waal, which is situated directly by the Waalweg Trail in Lagundo, delights its guests with traditional Alpine dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients.

A stunning panorama, right by the Lagundo Waalweg Trail

From the Leiter am Waal you can look across the entire Adige Valley and the surrounding mountain landscape. As early as in the 13th century, a watercourse was manually installed up here above Lagundo, and with it a narrow walkway necessary for the maintenance of the channel. This path gradually turned into a five- to six-kilometre-long hiking trail: the Lagundo Waalweg, as it is known today. It counts among the most beautiful scenic routes in Merano and leads right past the restaurant.

Hospitality in a special atmosphere

The Leiter am Waal has a very special flair thanks to its parlours decorated in the traditional Meranese style as well as the idyllic arbour outside on the terrace. Long ago, when the irrigation canal was built up here, the Leiter am Waal (lit. ‘manager of the watercourse’) was the person responsible for overseeing the construction site. He had to supervise the work and the farmers’ use of their water rights, and therefore named the small house he lived in ‘Leiter am Waal’. The building was expanded several times until it eventually became the restaurant it is today.

The Leiter am Waal is the perfect place for celebrating your family get-togethers, Christmas parties, wedding receptions or business lunches and dinners. For our youngest guests we have set up a children’s play area outside, and they can also run around and play in the green outdoors around the house.

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Alpine dishes

The Leiter am Waal continues to serve its classic favourites such as the Viennese veal schnitzel, golden yellow roast potatoes, home-made ham and apricot dumplings. We also prepare modern reinterpretations of typical South Tyrolean dishes such as spinach schlutzkrapfen (semi-circular stuffed pasta), roasts and dumplings. In the afternoon we serve home-made ice cream and cakes.

Always naturally simple and ‘naturally simply good’.

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Opening Times

warm meal

11³° - 14 pm / 17³° - 21 pm

in the afternoon

small warm dishes, cake, coffee

Monday evening and Tuesday


Locanda „Leiter am Waal“ - Fam. Bauer srl
Loc. Plars di Mezzo, 26
I-39022 Lagundo


+39 0473 44 87 16

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