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Boy eating ice cream in the Africa Lodge.

Catering and zoo shop

Our catering partners are spread throughout the zoo and offer a wide range of hot food, snacks and desserts. With a variety of sweet, savoury and vegetarian options available, all tastes are catered for. Why not boost your energy before your zoo tour in the unique surroundings of our restaurant or beer garden, or enjoy a snack-to-go on one of our many benches.

Africa Lodge

Beer garden atmosphere with African flair

Located immediately beyond the entrance next to the Africa House and ring-tailed lemur island, you can enjoy a range of hot food and snacks from our catering partner Weisse Flotte in a relaxed beer garden atmosphere. In addition to classic hot snacks such as chips and sausages, you will also find African dishes and freshly prepared soups on the menu. Hot drinks, ice creams and lighter snacks are also available. In the Africa Lodge, locally sourced produce is preferred.

Opening hours: Easter to the end of October


Africa Lodge

Penguin Café

Family stop next to the penguins

Penguin Café

Here you can enjoy the best cake in the zoo: the Penguin Café, which was completely rebuilt in 2019, is the perfect place to stop for a coffee break. However, the restaurant, which is run by our catering partner Weisse Flotte, also offers a wide range of more substantial hot meals: from classic hot snacks such as chips, to pasta with home-made tomato sauce and chilli con carne, as well as a range of salads. All dishes are freshly prepared using locally sourced produce where possible.

In addition to seating on the large terrace, the Penguin Café has space for around 70 visitors in the indoor area. The restaurant is also available to hire for events. Please contact our catering partner Weisse Flotte for more details.

Opening hours: open all year round

Kangaroo Stop

A break for visitors of all ages

The Kangaroo Stop is particularly popular with children: while the adults take a break, young visitors can run around in the adjacent playground. Our catering partner Carin Lechner offers a wide selection of food at this snack bar, including chips and curry sausage as well as home-made semolina pudding, crêpes and potato soup. Here you can also obtain the chips for the adjacent go-kart track, which children up to the age of 12 can use at a cost of 1 euro per ride.

Opening hours: Easter to the end of October


Kangaroo Stop

“Zoo und so” shop

Zoo und so” shop

Whether you’re looking for a memento of your visit or a little gift for someone special, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for in our zoo shop. A wide selection of cuddly animals, wooden toys, Schleich plastic animals and many other souvenirs are waiting for new owners.

Opening hours: open all year round, daily from 9:30 am until the zoo closes

Contact Zoo-Shop

Zoo-Shop 'Zoo und so'
Tiergartenstraße 1
01219 Dresden
Phone: +49351 - 4519 8008
Fax: +49351 - 4780 639

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