From high atop the Großer Stern, the goddess of Victory peers down at Großer Tiergarten, the second largest park in the city. Originally a hunting ground for Prussian rulers – many of the park’s sculptures are testament to this history – the forested area was made accessible to the public in the 18th century. Step by step it was turned into a landscaped garden. During the Second World War, many city residents gathered firewood in the park; by 1948, all the trees had been cut down and Tiergarten was a desolate wasteland. In the 1950s, the historic park was triumphantly and magnificently reconstructed and many different styles of garden art, such as the baroque garden style and English landscape garden, were restored. In summer, why not do as the Berliners do and sunbathe on one of the many meadows in this over 210-hectare park or relax under a tree near the water?