PHOTOS: PHOTOS: Giant Beach Resort Brings Nature Indoors

Edecio Martinez | TWC
Published: February 20, 2013

Visitors lounge at the "South Sea" beach at the Tropical Islands Resort, Feb. 15, 2013, in Krausnick, Brandenburg, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Cold weather getting you down? Had enough of winter storms? Why flock to Florida when you can get away to... Germany?

That's right folks -- welcome to Germany's only beach resort you can visit in February.

Located about 37 miles of Berlin, in Krausnick, a municipality of Brandenburg, the "Tropical Islands" indoor beach resort occupies a former Soviet military airship hangar.

At the resort, guests are treated to a tropical holiday experience, complete with a beach, lagoons, waterfalls, exotic flowering gardens, restaurants, water slides, evening shows, saunas, an adventure park and overnights arrangements ranging from tents on the beach to luxury accommodations.

The resort opened in 2004 and is considered to be the biggest free-standing hall in the world, measuring at 1,181 feet long, 689 feet wide and 351 feet high. Just to give you an idea -- It is so big; it could house the Statue of Liberty, which is good news for her, because after Nemo -- she could use a warm vacation.

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