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Recommended for : Family
Suffer sleeping in divided quarters for novelty's sake and rent a pair of "huts" in Hüttenpalast, or ask after the availability of the four-person room. Another dreamy option for larger families is the Ferienwohnung ("vacation apartment") in the DDR-Ostel.
Gather yourself and your family at Haferkater for easy, nutritious and kid-pleasing porridge bowls in a peaceful district.
After convincing your young ones to partake in the last bites of your red-beet müsli, walk about 10 minutes to the S-Bahn Station Ostkreuz and take any S-Bahn heading West to Warschauer Straße for an educational walk along the famous East Side Gallery.
If you decide not to visit one of Berlin's many lakes (an easy sell when they come with water slides), continue on to the Jewish Museum by way of the U12. Be prepared for hard questions, but also for one of the best learning opportunities you will ever have to explain the atrocities of the second World War.
After what will likely be an exhausting morning, give the kids some screen time while waiting in line at Mustafas for some veggie döners or currywurst from Curry 36 and picnic at the nearby Viktoriapark. 
After de-stressing on the sloping lawn, climb to the Liberation Wars Monument and take some photos of one of Berlin's loveliest views. Point out the ubiquitous East German TV-tower and floating balloon that advertises one of Germany's leading papers, Die Welt.
If out and about on a Thursday, head back to the hotel to freshen up before heading to Street Food Thursday at Markthalle Neun - a bustling, multicultural weekly market with plenty of food stands to choose from.
Drop off the left-overs in the hotel and wind down for the evening by strolling through the beautiful, nearby Hasenheide Park.