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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    Visitors arrive at the giant hangar that houses the Tropical Islands indoor resort, Feb. 15, 2013, in Krausnick, Germany.
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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    Visitors lounge at the "South Sea" beach at the Tropical Islands indoor resort, Feb. 15, 2013, in Krausnick, Germany.
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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    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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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    Tropical Islands opened to the public in 2004 and offers visitors a tropical getaway complete with exotic flora and fauna, a beach, lagoon, restaurants, water slide, evening shows, sauna, adventure park and overnights stays.
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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    Located on the site of a former Soviet military air base, the resort occupies a hangar built originally to house airships designed to haul long-distance cargo.
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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    Visitors slide down the water slide at the Tropical Islands indoor resort, Feb. 15, 2013, in Krausnick, Germany.
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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    Visitors walk past a cottage for overnight guests at the Tropical Islands indoor resort, Feb. 15, 2013, in Krausnick, Germany.
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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    A waitress clears tables at the Thai House restaurant at the Tropical Islands indoor resort, Feb. 15, 2013, in Krausnick, Germany.
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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    A young visitor points to live flamingos at the Tropical Islands indoor resort, Feb. 15, 2013, in Krausnick, Germany.
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  • Tropical Islands Resort: Krausnick, Germany

    Evening descends on swimmers in the lagoon at the Tropical Islands indoor resort, Feb. 15, 2013, in Krausnick, Germany.
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