In our zoo's snack bar "Futterkiste" there are delicious meals, creative snacks, ice cream and cool fruit, monthly changing vegan soups and warm and cold drinks for every mood of the visitor.
When selecting our offers, we paid particular attention to our environment and the challenges of the future: the products are mainly regional, come from animal-friendly organic animal husbandry - if animal-based - and thus bear the sustainability concept that characterizes our entire park. In particular, the issues of "water" and "potato" as valuable, traditional staple foods from Lusatia and worth protecting are very important to us when it comes to design and implementation.
At the same time, we try to counteract the disposable mentality: The beverages, freshly tapped or brewed, are available in specially designed zoo reusable cups. For the sake of the environment, we decided on a somewhat more complex deposit system, which we are successfully implementing with our guests. Sustainable disposable tableware is used in places where reusable is not possible.
There is plenty of seating on the visitor terrace, the sun deck and in the visitor hut for a delicious break.
Tenant Otto Javurek runs his restaurant in the villa of the Görlitz-Zgorzelec nature reserve under the motto "We bring Czech cuisine directly to you". The restaurant "Zum fried stork" is the first restaurant in Görlitz to offer traditional Czech cuisine combined with good Czech beer. In accordance with the philosophy of the zoo, the wide range of Czech dishes, salads, traditional and non-traditional dishes from regional products is prepared by local farmers, suppliers and small farms from the German and Czech borderlands. Throughout the year, great importance is attached to the use of seasonal raw materials. Family friendliness is not neglected either - there are special offers for the youngest customers.
Incidentally, the name stems from the well-known saying "someone will roast a stork!" - Symbol of something outrageous or cry of amazement. Before you fry or eat such a bird, something very special must have happened. As a result, no storks are served in the "fried stork".
The building has an eventful history. Built in 1849 as a representative residential stable house of an agricultural company, after 1880 it was given the character of a noble country house after renovation work. A side wing was added at the beginning of the 1920s. The Art Deco style of that time now shapes the restaurant on the ground floor and the cafe / beer garden on the south front of the Storchenvilla after the renovation around 2000. An expansion of the upper floors has created a lot of space and space for exhibitions, vernissages, conferences, special events, standing receptions, etc.
We are happy to rent our premises for your event. To clarify the modalities, please send us an inquiry!
The seminar room on the upper floor of the Storchenvilla offers ideal conditions for smaller seminars or meetings for up to 25 people. The light-flooded room with a view of the green, the historical flair and catering on request from the roasted stork create a special ambience. Technically, you have a modern projector with a screen and a lectern at your disposal. Changing the seating or setting up up to five tables is possible without any problems.
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