Berlin’s central Mitte district is huge, cosmopolitan and varied. Its many attractions and parks alone are enough to entertain you for at least a weekend. Its giant swathe of green that sticks out on any Berlin map is the Tiergarten, a giant central park. At its southeastern corner lies the swish modern Potsdamer Platz—Berlin’s Piccadilly Circus or Time Square—while just east of the park lies the Brandenburg Gate, the city’s most famous landmark and the starting of its premier boulevard Unter den Linden. This runs east past the upscale shopping street of Friedrichstrasse and a series of stately Neoclassical buildings built during the city’s 19th century heyday as Prussian capital. Here Museum Island houses Berlin’s most magnificent museums. Farther east again is an easily identifiably East German part of the city, where the Fernsehturm (TV tower) looms over Alexanderplatz, the eastern city’s main commercial and transport hub. Northwest of here, the Spandauer Vorstadt was once the city’s Jewish neighborhood, and still has reminders of those days, though today it’s best known for the bars and nightlife centered around Oranienburger Strasse. Also here are the Hackescher Höfe, a series of attractively renovated old courtyards, and a loosely-defined fashion district full of stylish shops selling urbanwear.