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Saturday, March 23, 2013

For Those of Us Needing a Tropical Vaca !



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...

PUBLISHED: 22:42 GMT, 19 February 2013 |
 UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 20 February 2013
 
 
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.
 With sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees,
this looks like a spectacular sun-kissed resort
 
Fun: 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 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.

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

Cold: Snow surrounds the giant hangar
which houses Tropical Islands

Relaxing: 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.

Popular: Tropical Islands attracts up to it's capacity of 6,000
visitors a day and in its first year attracted 975,000 visitors

Accommodations: includes cottages
 
or in one of the 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 is 360 metres (1080') long, 210 metres (630') wide and 107 metres (321') high; 
 tall enough to house the Statue of Liberty.
 
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