Venturing outside the ringbahn for high quality art might actually be the best decision to make these days. There’s a lot more brewing away from the city center than you could imagine. One of my favorites is the new Reinbeckhallen complex in the southeastern district of Oberschöneweide. The former AEG industrial buildings overlooking the Spree River have recently been converted into very exciting art spaces. The giant brick constructions are well worth a visit and the careful, top-notch art curation takes the experience to a whole other level. “The Halls” are currently exhibiting inspiring photography, with the highlight for me being Berlin born photographer Sibylle Bergemann’s retrospective on Berlin life and social developments during the GDR. You better hurry up, as the show is set to end this weekend (30.7.2017)! Make sure to walk around the grounds, grab coffee at the cute Café Schöneweile and chill by the river to get a feel for a new take on one of the city’s most stimulating industrial areas. (Text & Photos: Tulio Edreira)

Reinbeckhallen, Reinbeckstr.9, 12459 Berlin-Oberschönweide; map

Fri-Sat 14-18h, Sun 11-18h

Tulio Edreira is the founding editor of AwesomeBerlin, an independent website dedicated to discovering and sharing Berlin’s secret corners.