Republic Square is one of the largest in all of Berlin. Contemplating the Reichstag at the end of the vast esplanade of grass is spectacular. Especially if you consider the history of this place. During the years of World War II, due to food shortages, the German government allowed people to plant potatoes and vegetables here. At the time of the Berlin wall, this square was the perfect political weapon for the leaders of West Germany. It was a stage for holding rock concerts and festivals, to the despair of the East German authorities. A bright and airy space, but with a shocking past.