If you plan a trip to the central European nation of Germany, you’re certainly not expecting to see any pristine tropical beaches or picturesque waves. You’d have to visit a locale closer to the equator if you’re seeking that kind of vacation. Or would you?

What if you learned about a beautiful destination that featured everything from tropical temperatures to exotic animals—and it was in Germany? Would you go?

Hopefully the answer’s “yes,” because that’s exactly the case! There’s just one catch…