No chance of a tropical storm here then!

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.

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

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Fun: Despite appearances, not everything is as it seems at Tropical Islands.

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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 hangar it is actually snowing.

As these incredible 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.

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

5Cold: Snow surrounds the giant hangar which houses Tropical Islands

6Relaxing: Tropical Islands is inside a hangar built originally to house airships designed to haul long-distance cargo. Visitors can be seen swimming in the lagoon at the resort.

7 Holiday: The resort contains a beach, lagoon, water slide and adventure park. Guests can also enjoy numerous restaurants, evening shows and saunas

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.

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

9Accommodation: A range of options are available for stays, from the basic to luxury. Accommodation includes cottages, pictured, and even beach tents.

10 Simple: 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, which is 360 metres long, 210 metres wide and 107 metres high, is tall enough to enclose the Statue of Liberty.

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4 thoughts on “No chance of a tropical storm here then!

  1. Hi:-) I thought there was something familiar when I saw the top photo, and when I scrolled down I realized that I have been there and actually base jumped there. I am not boasting but thought you might find it interesting, here is a link to a video I made:-)

  2. Yeah baby. An hour’s drive from where I live but! Deep in East Berlin – Brandenburg: strange residents who stare are dark-skinned people as if we just came from Mars; can be rather discomforting. No thanks. But you’re welcomed to visit them Oyia…turn on the accent.

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