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This Is The Biggest Water Park In The World

Posted May 11

Temperatures in Berlin might consistently plunge below 0 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, and the Rhine River may be what comes to mind when you think of Germany's waterways.

But, just south of Berlin is a tropical oasis, complete with sandy beaches, lagoons and waterfalls-all packed into a giant, vacated airplane hangar.

Tropical Islands is the world's largest water park, according to Travel & Leisure, and it covers 16 acres, or six city blocks.

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Park guests can stay overnight in tents, teepees, rooms or lodges. Before you dismiss it as just child's play, know this: There's a lavish rainforest-inspired spa, with steam rooms, a salt cave and saunas.

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Here are some other highlights of the waterpark:

  • A balmy beach: The Tropical Sea is a 656-foot-long "sea" that's kept at 82 degrees. (To help you picture just how big that is, it's the equivalent of three Olympic swimming pools.) There's a paddling and play area for kids, as well as a sandy beach where you can build sandcastles. If you're visiting on a sunny day, the park reminds guests to wear sunscreen as the hangar's roof panels are transparent and the sun can shine through.
  • A Bali-inspired lagoon: With palm trees, a grotto and a waterfall, the jungle portion of the waterpark offers up waterslides and whirlpools.
  • A tower of waterslides: At almost 90 feet tall, the tower of four water slides are the largest in Germany.
  • A kid's play area: Aside from all of the water attractions, a kid's play includes a go-kart track, bumper boats, giant Legos, an air hockey table and more.

Visitors Flock to Tropical Islands Indoor Resort

Want to visit an indoor water park, but not sure you want to travel all the way to Germany? Great Wolf Lodge resorts, which have indoor water parks and theme rides, are at 15 locations across the United States, plus a location in Ontario, Canada.

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