Our natural stone slope is home to alpine ibex and alpine marmots. In 2017, the facility was rebuilt so that it can now be walked on a specially created path for visitors and thus allows a close-up view of the life of the residents. A visitor's bench, which is also often used by the housing residents after the zoo is closed, invites you to linger a while.

The social behavior of the imposing alpine ibex with its horns over one meter long, the somewhat smaller females and the playful young animals can be observed wonderfully. And if you take a closer look, you can also spot one or two marmots between the rocky outcrops when you return to the festival meadow.

Winter mood in the Görlitz Alps
Be very close to the action!
Our visitors like it on the bench.
The imposing male presents himself up close ...
... the marmot is a bit more shy ...
... but for food it dares out of its aisles.

Next to it is the aviary of our griffon vulture. Did you know what an enormous griffon vulture has? In front of our vulture silhouette you can try out how far you can stretch your own arms.
In the walk-in research hut, real insights into the exciting everyday life of field biologists are possible: through the half-open hut, the vultures can be observed from a bench without any lattice fence, ornithological literature, hammocks and binoculars provide the appropriate flair. And a live camera delivers exclusive pictures from the vulture nest, where with a little luck the next generation will be raised.