Tropical Island With Sandy Beaches Inside, No…Yes
No chance for a tropical storm in here!
Incredible pictures show luxury resort complete with sandy beaches,
palm trees and clear blue water… inside an 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 The 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 incredible pictures show, the resort contains a beach, a lagoon, water slides with adventure park. Guests can enjoy numerous restaurants, evening shows and can also relax in a sauna. 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. Guests can also stay in one of the beach tents. It has a maximum capacity of 6,000 visitors a day and in its first year attracted 975,000 visitors. 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 is 360 metres (1080′) long, 210 metres (630′) wide and 107 metres (321′) high; tall enough to house the Statue of Liberty.
It is amazing what man can do when he wants to and just as amazing what man can destroy when he want to. – WHISNews21