Tropical Islands Resort is a water theme park located in Krausnick, in the heart of Bavaria, just 60km from Berlin, Germany.
The park is located in the former soviet CargoLifter airship hangar (known as the Aerium). This huge (and i mean huge, it’s the third largest building in the world!) indoor water park can house up to 8,000 people has not only slides (look out for the Turbo Slide which will have you shifting along at speeds close to 70 kilometers per house!), but also tropical pools, beaches and a rain forest.
Tropical Islands has a number of different themed areas: The Tropical Village, featuring accurate copies of traditional buildings from Thailand, Borneo, Samoa and Bali. The Rainforest, with around 50,000 plants and 600 different species, including some rare plants. The Tropical Sea, a 140 meters (460 ft) pool with an area of 4,400 square meters (47,000 sq ft) and a depth of 1.35 meters (4 ft 5 in) designed to look like the waters of a coral island, a 200 meters (660 ft) sandy beach and 850 wooden sun-loungers; water temperature 28 °C (82 °F). The Bali Lagoon, with an area of 1,200 square meters (13,000 sq ft)and a depth of less than 1 meter (3 ft 3 in) in places, fountains, a current canal, whirlpools and two water slides; water temperature 32 °C (90 °F).
We highly recommend a visit to this waterpark. The park feels and looks like Bali or Thailand and there are tropical birds flying around, sandy beaches, palm trees and gardens full of tropical plants. It is so easy to get lost in the beauty of the island. On the downside is both price and security. Basic entrance fee at 35€ only allows you to swim in the pools and stay on the beach.
Everything else is to be paid extra: water-slide, mini-golf, sauna zone etc. suddenly it becomes quite overpriced. If you want accommodation for a family you will have to pay more than 250 euros for the one night in comfort lodge (There’s a less expensive camping on site). Security is also an issue. There are some lifeguards (they should have more!) near the water and some security people walking inside, but in the pipes, no one to overview, so, when crowded the park can be chaotic and a little bit dangerous. Food is also standard fast food and the prices are high but is paid with the electronic bracelet that you will receive at the entrance, so you don’t feel the “pain” right away.
In July 2015 the park started the works for a huge new outdoor area. South of the large hangar building, the new area will cover an area of 1350 square meters and its opening is scheduled for spring 2016. The most exciting attraction will be a wild river with a length of 250 meters, the largest in Germany.
Overall the park is one of the top water parks in Europe, along side with Siam Park in Tenerife. What it lacks in quantity of slides and wave pools, it makes up for in charm. I will comeback during the super cold winter months later on this year.
By Ana Alegria. Updated: 14/05/2017
Location: Tropical-Islands-Allee 1, 15910 Krausnick, Germany
Tickets from 42€ adults online
Opens all yearTop Rides
Turbo Slide, African Jungle Lift
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