Marché International

New at Berlin Zoo with five units

The Waldschänke is one of five Marché units at Zoo Berlin.
Marché International
The Waldschänke is one of five Marché units at Zoo Berlin.

Marché will be operating five units at Zoo Berlin. The company had already taken over the new locations at Zoo Berlin on January 1. Due to the pandemic, however, they were partially closed in recent months. Since May 21, zoo visitors can now explore the gastronomic offerings of the Waldschänke, Café Kolibri, Hans Wurst, Hexenhaus and Food Truck at the Affenhaus.

Five times culinary delights in the middle of the natural paradise and the world's most species-rich zoo on around 33 hectares welcome visitors to five different gastronomic concepts.

"The takeover of the five locations in Berlin Zoo is an important sign for Marché International, especially after the phase of the third lockdown. After more than four very successful years at Tierpark Berlin, we are now even more delighted to be present at Zoo Berlin as well," says Oliver Altherr, CEO Marché International.

Marché is now represented in six zoos in Germany: in addition to Berlin Zoo and Tierpark, in Wilhelma Stuttgart, in Munich Hellabrunn, in Leipzig Zoo and in Magdeburg Zoo. Planning for the conversion work is already underway. Visitors will be able to take away all food and drinks or enjoy them on the terrace from now on.

Live cooking in a rustic atmosphere

After a comprehensive renovation, guests at Berlin Zoo can expect a rustic ambience in the future Marché Mövenpick Restaurant in the Waldschänke. Dishes will be individually selected from an abundance of fresh and homemade delicacies: in addition to a rich salad offering, there will be crispy potato rösti with fried or baked poultry specialties. Pasta lovers should get their money's worth with pasta dishes and sauces as well as frites lovers with creative french fries delicacies - optionally gratinated or with toppings of meat or vegetables. Belgian waffles and cakes round off the offer. Opposite the children's playground, a large terrace invites the whole family to linger.

Coffee and hearty snacks

The Café Kolibri in the Vogelhaus is also to be given a new look in future. Natural and colourful design as well as woven furniture shall remind of the colourful world of birds. In addition, there will be crispy fresh piadine, sweet patisserie works of art and aromatic coffee specialties.

Directly opposite, Marché is focusing on a wide range of sausage specialities with the new Wurst Hannes - classic, vegetarian, poultry, grilled sausage and delicious hot dogs are among them - and the Berlin Curry Wurst, 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 special 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, Director of Operations at Zoo Berlin
Fresh fruit and sweet treats will set the tone in the Witches' House, while the Food Truck at the Ape House will be the place to go for juicy, freshly prepared burgers.