When you think of Germany, think “Tropical Islands”
Posted on February 3rd, 2016 by Aloha
From the outside, it looks like an airplane hangar (which is was), but wait ’til you see inside. Image from tropical_islands.de.
Winter in Germany usually means cold. Cold, as in freezing temperatures and snowmen. Well, for most of the country, anyway. There is a spot 37 miles (60km) south of Berlin where the sun shines year round, and it is always bathing suit weather. We’re talking about the Tropical Island indoor water park and resort, where for about $35/person you can enter your own version of “The Truman Show” and forget about the dearth of winter outside.
The world’s largest indoor water park is housed within a giant dome 360 metres long, 210 metres wide and 107 metres high. For scale: that’s tall enough for the Statue of Liberty to stand in. It covers the area of about 8 football fields and is always climate-controlled to 77 degrees and 40-60% humidity. Amenities include water slides, a beach, hot air balloon rides, a tropical village, a tropical rainforest, numerous restaurants and bars, and of course, mini golf.