In Germany, just south of Berlin, in Krausnick, a giant airplane hangar on a former Soviet airbase have been transformed into a gorgeous sunny, sandy resort.
The Tropical Islands Resort was built inside a 1,181 feet long, 689 feet wide, and 351 feet tall, larger than 8 football fields and the Statue of Liberty.
The resort was open in 2004 and has a maximum capacity of 6,000 visitors a day. In its first year of operation, it attracted 975,000 visitors according to figures published by its operators.
The climate is set to a nice 78 degrees even throughout Germany’s chilly winters, and there are 13 different bars and restaurants, miniature golf, and a rain forest to tour.
A family walking towards the resort.
You can even take a tour of the resort via hot air balloon.
At night the lights dim, and many people head home, but you can stay overnight at the resort.
There are 13 different bars and restaurants in the resort, with choices ranging from Thai, Indian, steak, and tropical barbecue.
Here a guest is taking a look at flamingos in a rain forest tour.
A worker walks past some of the huge water tanks that filter water for the swimming pool.