Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Tropical Berlin

Zeppelins have not graced the skies of Germany since 1937. In 2000, the firm CargoLifter planned to revive the concept, and built a huge hangar near Brandenburg, about 100km (60 miles) from Berlin. Then the company went bankrupt, and no Zeppelins were ever built to use the hangar.

Malaysian entrepreneur, Colin Au has taken advantage of the building and turned it into a tropical beach resort, right in the heart of Central Europe. In a space tall enough to stand up the Statue of Liberty, Au has created a tropical island, complete with two beaches, an orchid-thick rainforest, Asian village, and simulated sunrises. Pass the sunscreen.


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