Marché officially opens five new locations at Berlin Zoo
Marché had already taken over five new locations at Zoo Berlin on January 1. Due to the pandemic, these had been partially closed in recent months. Since May 21, zoo visitors can now enjoy the gastronomic offer of the Waldschänke, Café Kolibri, Hans Wurst, Hexenhaus and Food Truck at the Affenhaus. And all this in the middle of the approximately 33-hectare natural paradise and at the same time the most species-rich zoo in the world.
“The takeover of the five locations in the Berlin Zoo is an important sign for Marché International, especially after the phase of the third lockdown.After more than four years at Tierpark Berlin, we are now even more pleased to be present at Zoo Berlin as well,” Oliver Altherr, CEO Marché International told Gourmet Report. Marché is now represented in six zoos in Germany: in addition to Berlin Zoo and Tierpark, at Wilhelma Stuttgart, Munich Hellabrunn, Leipzig Zoo and Magdeburg Zoo.
Planning for the remodeling work is already in full swing.Visitors will be able to take all their food and drinks with them or consume them on the terrace from now on. Also in the Tierpark Berlin, Berlins second zoo, the visitors can come into the benefit of the Marché offer, To Go or to the consumption in the external areas.
Live cooking in a rustic atmosphere in the Waldschänke at Zoo Berlin
As a result of extensive renovation work, guests at Zoo Berlin can expect a rustic ambience and traditional hospitality in the future Marché Mövenpick Restaurant in the Waldschänke. In addition to a salad offering, there will be potato rösti with fried or baked poultry specialties. Pasta lovers will get their money’s worth with homemade pasta dishes and sauces, as will frites lovers with creative french fry specialties, optionally gratinated or with toppings of meat or vegetables. Belgian waffles and homemade cakes round out the menu. The large terrace, opposite the children’s playground, invites the whole family to linger with a cozy seating area.
Coffee enjoyment in the bird house – Berlin sausage specialties at “Wurst Hannes”.
In addition to the renovation of the Waldschänke, the Café Kolibri in the Vogelhaus will also present itself in a new design in the future, with a natural and colorful design reminiscent of the colorful world of birds. Fresh piadine, sweet patisserie works of art, and coffee specialties will provide enjoyment.
Directly opposite Café Kolibri, Marché is focusing on a wide range of sausage specialties with the new Wurst Hannes – whether classic, vegetarian, poultry, grilled sausage or delicious hot dogs. Of course, the Berlin curry wurst must not be missing here. This is produced by a local butcher.
“We are looking forward to welcoming zoo visitors in the future with fresh cuisine, live cooking and hospitality. Together with regional partners and producers, we want to show what great food and products are available here in the Berlin region.In the same way, it is a particular concern of ours to further strengthen the zoo’s gastronomy as child- and family-friendly through special children’s offers and a baby station,” says Nico Heinzelmann, operations director at Zoo Berlin in an interview with Gourmet Report.
Fresh fruit and sweet nibbles will dominate the Hexenhaus in the future, while the food truck at the Affenhaus will be the place to go when it comes to hamburgers.
Opening hours Berlin Zoo: 09:00-18:30, Waldschänke: 09:00- 18:00.