Tropical Islands Resort

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Tropical Islands is a tropical theme park in the village of Halbe in Dahme- Spreewald, Brandenburg, Germany. It is located in the former heavy-class airship hangar, which is the largest self-supporting hall of the earth.

The maximum capacity is 6,000 visitors per day. In fiscal 2010, Tropical Iceland had 883,000 visitors. Around 500 people are employed at Tropical Islands. Operators of Tropical Islands is the Tanjong Group from Malaysia.

Geographical Location

Tropical Islands, about 60 kilometers south of the center and about 50 kilometers south of the city limits of Berlin, located in Briesen / Brand, a southern district of the municipality Half. The amusement park is located on the former Soviet airfield fire in the hall Aerium that to just under 70 m above sea level. NN is.


Tropical Islands was in the former airship hangar ( called Aerium ) of 2002 gone into insolvency CargoLifter by the Malaysian company Tanjong built. The hall is 360 meters long, 210 meters wide, 107 meters high and comprises a volume of 5.5 million cubic meters. The construction costs of the hall were around 78 million euros.

The hall is due to the originally planned intended use, the weather- protected accommodation of large airships, the largest self-supporting hall in the world. Bought she was on 11 June 2003 Tanjong for 17.5 million euros, of which 10 million as a subsidy from the state of Brandenburg, the building permit for the design was made on 2 February 2004. Tropical Islands opened on 19 December 2004.

In warm 26 ° C, " tropical " environment with about 64 % humidity and the largest indoor rainforest in the world with a beach and numerous tropical plants are several pools, bars and restaurants. Tropical Islands is open around the clock every day of the year.

At the entrance to the base price of admission is to be selected, all other issues inside are stored on a chip bracelet with a credit function. The entire system is divided into sauna landscape and tropical adventure environment with its own entrance fee. A change is connected to a one-time charge per day. For more parts extras are also needed, refer to the mini-golf course, the evening show and the internal accommodation. The entertainment program includes a great evening show, smaller daily shows ( variety show, children's program ), and various events.

Tropical Islands is open all year round 24 hours a day. For entry you can stay as long as desired in Tropical Iceland. For Overnight accommodation in Tropical Iceland is an extra by 3 clock in the morning due, unless you have booked a room or tent.


Various topics have been created.

  • Tropical Village with full-scale replicas of Thailand, Borneo, Samoa and Bali.
  • Rainforest with 50,000 partially rare plants from over 600 species.
  • South Seas (140 -meter pool with 4400 square meters of water surface and 1.35 m water depth as a replica of an atoll pool, 200 meters wide sandy beach and 850 wooden beds, water temperature 28 ° C)
  • Bali Lagoon, with 1,200 square meters of water and a water depth of partially less than one meter, water temperature 32 ° C, fountains, two waterfalls, a lazy river, hot tubs and two slides.
  • Sauna area with a gym (since 2006)
  • Accommodation zones with two rainy forest camps with 133 tents and 197 rooms and lodges ( 522 beds) distributed over the entire hall


In November and December 2006, Tropical Islands has been extended. It is a 4,000 -square-foot children's section was built. A spa and sauna complex with six divisions was completed in mid-2007. The sauna is a gem steam room, rock sauna, a herbal sauna and a tree sweat lodge, an ice fountain and steam grotto; added hot tubs and spa showers. Saunas have been adapted to the Southeast Asian setting and inspired by local, a UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings. The Indian Elephanta Temple and the temples of Angkor Wat are simulated.

Tropical Islands has Europe's largest tropical sauna spa. The 27 meter high water slide tower with four slides, a children's play - and -tobe world and the mini -golf course complete the bathroom. The changing rooms have nearly 7000 lockers.

The subsequent conversion and extension cost 23 million euros according to the company. The original total for the investment was specified with 75 million euros, of which, the Land Brandenburg 17 million euros in funding from at. Objective of promoting expansion was to get the 501 jobs at Tropical Islands.

2008, a campsite with pitches, tipi tents made from wood and fabric, and a tent area was built in the immediate vicinity outside the hall. Also in the hall on accommodation were created. Thus, guests now have the opportunity to stay in many lodges and rooms that are located directly in the tropical landscape. In addition, two so-called Rainforest Camps are available to overnight guests with fabric tents. Since 2010 cottages complement right next to the hall the accommodation offer. One more day stay at Tropical Islands is thus possible.



Visitor numbers remain far behind the original plans of the operators. For a cost -effective operation 1.25 million visitors a year were calculated. In the first year of operation, even 2.5 million visitors were expected. However, the number reached was below one million. 2005, the tropical holiday a loss 10-20 million euros. The initially sharp decline in visitor numbers were attributed to various reasons, even at the relatively remote location of Tropical Islands. In addition, there are in Berlin- Southern Brandenburg, the direct catchment area of the plant, the disposable income below national average. Target group of the extension of the leisure center were thus visitors from more distant regions, including Poland.

Visitors acceptance has been improved through a revised pricing structure and newly created accommodation. While in 2007 only 512,000 visitors came, the annual visitor numbers rose to 883,000 visitors in 2010. The revenues in the same period from € 13.8 million to € 32 million in 2010. In 2009, a positive EBITDA was achieved for the first time in its history.

In the initial phase there were problems with the plants that received no daylight under the light-tight dome. Since October 2005, the entire south side of the hall along the " South Sea " beach was replaced by a UV-transparent ETFE film special. This 20,000 -square-foot " window " allows the incidence of daylight.

Energy balance

The energy consumption of the hall is an economically and ecologically costly factor. The building envelope is designed for indoor temperature 19 ° C, for the bathroom, the hall is heated to 26 ° C. By the outer surface and the UV light-transmissive cover film, there is heat loss. The thermographic image shows the heat loss at various points of the hall. Heating gas as a heating source is connected to carbon dioxide emissions. Heat losses also result from the permanent heating of the sand. In addition, the energy losses, since water vapor is removed from the pool of water with the exhaust air from the hall. For that alone, a heating power of 1.3 MW is required.