architecture travel giant waterpark tropical islands resortNot far from Berlin (about 60 kilometers South), there is a former old airship hangar known as the Aerium. Its dimensions are dizzying: over 66,000 m² (710,000 sq. ft) of floor space and 5 million m³ (176,573,333 cu. ft) of enclosed space. The massive hangar currently accommodates Tropical Islands, a resort  with a holiday-like atmosphere opened 24/7 for guests worldwide.
design waterpark tropical islands resortAccording to Twisted Sifter, the dome can accommodate 6000 people. Its temperature is constant: 26°C (78.8 F), perfect for the 600 different species of plants which can be found here. The water in the Tropical Sea (a giant swimming area three times the size of an Olympic pool)has a constant temperature of 28°C and there’s a 200-metre-long sandy beach. A one-kilometer-long walking path allows guests to “visit” everything the place has to offer. There is also a 1,200-square-metre Lagoon with a constant temperature of 32°C, watersides and whirlpools.
getaway waterpark tropical islands resort And yes, you can sleep inside the massive dome, with many options being available including 191 rooms and lodges, 133 tents in the Rainforest and 10 two-bed Adventure and Premium Lodges. There are places for accommodation outside the hangar. For more information, check out the official page of the resort here.
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