The museum as a social phenomenon owes its genesis to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, erected between 1824 and 1930, are the understanding of a farsighted project and show the progress of approaches to museum design over the course of the 20th century. The bunch of nineteenth century neoclassic buildings - extensively held to be one of world's most momentous museum complexes - seems all the more electrifying to visit down to its place. Cuddled on the tip of the isle in the extravaganza, the museums offer awe-inspiring collections of art, history and ethnology, counting copious aspects of ancient and oriental culture, as well as various portrayals of modern impacts. A real delight for all kinds of museum-goers as, given the enormity of the collection, everybody is bound to find something of personal interest.