More proof the world’s gone mad

25 06 2013

This is the land aiming at 100% Renewable energy by 2020.

How will they run this after 2020?  Or are only some Germans serious?

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.

 

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

Luxury: 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

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

Tropical Islands

Odd: The 'resort' is actually located on the site of a former Soviet military air base in Krausnick, Germany

Odd: 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.

The amount of energy required to keep this warm enough is truly mindboggling and is only matched by the

Dubai’ snow park!

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

Relaxing: 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

Relaxing: Tropical Islands is inside a hangar built originally to house airships designed to haul long-distance

cargo.

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

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.

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

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

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

Accommodation: A range of options are available for stays, from the basic to luxury.

Accommodation includes cottages, pictured, and even beach tents

Simple: Guests can also stay in one of the beach tents

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 responses

25 06 2013
Zev Paiss

This is right out of a future fiction novel where the outside world has deteriorated to the point where only enclosed places can support this kind of climate. Read about it at: http://wwwfromhere-tothere.org

26 06 2013
Paul Handover

Lost for words …..

1 07 2013
pendantry

Me, too.

26 06 2013
kika

i wonder how such an enclosed, populated environment stays clean. perhaps it doesn’t? could you pick up an infection in such a place? and how much energy would it consume?

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