Here’s an awesome way to cope with winter blues, that is, if you live in Krausnick, Germany. There you’ll find a former Soviet military airbase hangar, an enormous structure that originally contained cargo airships, that has been transformed into the Tropical Islands, an indoor tropical beach resort, “Europe’s largest tropical holiday world.” Outside the landscape may be bleak and bitter cold, but inside it’s a warm tropical paradise. 

The hangar is 360-meters long, 210-meters wide, and 107-meters high - tall enough to contain the Statue of Liberty. Instead of military airships or wayward giant monuments, the Tropical Islands resort contains a sandy beach peppered with palm trees around a clear blue lagoon, a water slide, adventure park, numerous restaurants, lodging options and even evening shows. It’s a wonder anyone goes back outside at all. 

[via Design Taxi]