Who says you have to go to the tropics to enjoy a tropical vacation?
Open since 2004, Tropical Islands is an indoor resort, built inside a large aircraft hangar,
an hour’s drive from Berlin.
It’s a man-made micro-ecosystem complete with hundreds of species of plants, sandy beaches, crystal-clear waterfalls and even bird and insect sounds made by speakers disguised as boulders. It spreads over 5 million cubic meters and it is taller than the Statue of Liberty; when the sun shines outside, visitors can actually get a tan, thanks to the effect of the sunbeams penetrating the hangar’s transparent roof, even if the weather is freezing outside.