In the northeast of Egypt, directly on the banks of the Nile, lies the city of Cairo, capital of the country and largest city in the Arab world.
Cairo is the political, economic and cultural centre of Egypt and the entire Arab world. Visitors to the city are offered a varied programme of leisure activities. Numerous museums, theatres and architectural monuments are waiting to be visited and discovered. Explore Cairo on a city tour, discover the historic old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and let yourself be taken on a journey through time to the Egyptian history that is omnipresent here.
Tradition and culture
Both are omnipresent in Cairo and can be experienced at the historic buildings, such as the old city gates or the traditional Arabic spice markets. An excursion to the nearby pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx perfectly round off a visit to Cairo. Like nowhere else you can walk here on the traces of the old pharaohs. Facts & Figures: Cairo covers an area of 214 km² and has about 8 million inhabitants, in the metropolitan region live on an area of about 5,400 km² even almost 17 million people.
There are many sights worth seeing in Cairo and the surrounding area. The absolute highlights are the Ibn Tulun Mosque, the Cairo Tower, the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Souvenirs: Popular souvenirs for those at home are jewelry, papyri (bookmarks), spices, shisha or replicas of ancient Egyptian statues, such as the sphinx.