This Water Park In Germany Built In An Old Military Airship Hangar Has The Largest Indoor Rain Forest In The World (Video)
So, you know that Germany is pretty awesome at soccer by now. If you're maybe planning on hitting some non-World Cup games next year to see this powerhouse team live in action, make sure you round off your trip to another world's best: the Tropical Islands Resort, the world's largest and craziest indoor water park.
Created in 2004, this water park is like no other you've ever seen. For one, it was converted into a water park from its original purpose as a military base airship hangar. And secondly — well, it has the largest indoor rain forest in the world (with more than 50,000 trees in 600 varieties), a pool that's the size of four Olympic-sized pools, and 600 feet of “shoreline” on its faux sandy beach.
And because it is a resort, you don't have to leave this water park. It's open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and maintains a summery 79-degree temperature inside, complete with under-floor heating so even your feet are comfortable. Once you're done slippin' and slidin' for the day, you can check out the sauna and spa, watch a live show, or grab some dinner and drinks at one of its many restaurants and bars. Stay overnight — in your choice of tent or lodge in the middle of the rainforest or a private room — and you can start all over again the next day.
Okay, Germany, you just upped everyone once again.