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23 Amazing Photos Of Germany’s Totally Unnatural Tropical Oasis

Why go to Jamaica when you can vacation in an a Biodome-like airplane hangar?

1. This is Tropical Islands, a resort located in Krausnick, Germany.

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2. The hotel opened in 2004, offering a beach, lagoon, water slide, restaurants and exotic birds, flora and fauna.

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3. It basically has everything you could want from an island resort.

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4. Except it’s nowhere near an island.

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5. Because this …

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6. is inside this.

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7. This warm, beautiful beach …

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8. is surrounded by snow.

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9. This slide?

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10. It’s built inside a long-distance cargo hangar on a former Soviet airbase.

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11. It’s 360 meters long (1181 feet).

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12. 210 meters wide (689 feet).

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13. And 107 meters tall (351 feet), which is tall enough to enclose the Statue of Liberty.

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