Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Indoor Luxury Resort Inside Enormous German Hangar

From: Ralph H.
Sent: March 19, 2013
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Subject: Fw: Indoor Luxury Resort Inside Enormous German Hangar

Incredible pictures show luxury resort complete with sandy beaches, palm trees and clear blue water...

Inside enormous German hangar surrounded by snow!!

With sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, this looks like a spectacular and luxurious sun-kissed resort. Holidaymakers can be seen relaxing in swimming shorts and bikinis. Even the occasional flamingo can be spotted.But not everything is as it seems at Tropical Islands.


Luxury: With sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, this looks like a spectacular sun-kissed resort.


Despite appearances, not everything is as it seems at Tropical Islands'


The 'resort' is actually located on the site of a former Soviet military air base in Krausnick, Germany
Tropical Islands is inside a hangar built originally to house airships designed to haul long-distance cargo. And despite it looking like temperatures are through the roof - outside the giant hanger it is actually snowing.
As these pictures show, the resort contains a beach, a lagoon, water slide and adventure park.Guests can enjoy numerous restaurants, evening shows and can also relax in a sauna.


Tropical Islands is located inside this giant hangar - with the actual weather a far cry from the conditions inside'


Snow surrounds the giant hangar which houses Tropical Islands.


Visitors can be seen swimming in the lagoon at the resort.



A range of options are available for stays, from the basic to luxury. Accommodation includes quaint looking cottages and even beach tents.As well as flamingos, free-flying canaries also fly around the site.It is believed that the hall which Tropical Islands is located in is the biggest free-standing hall in the world.


Tropical Islands attracts up to 6,000 visitors a day and in its first year attracted 975,000 visitors.


A range of options are available for stays, from the basic to luxury. Accommodation includes cottages (pictured) and even beach tents.


As well as the thousands of visitors each day, approximately 500 people work at the site. Tropical Islands opened to members of the public in 2004.Incredibly, the hangar, which is 360 meters long, 210 meters wide and 107 meters high, is tall enough to enclose the Statue of Liberty.


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