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Cairo in 3D

Kairo in 3D

Cairo, which is located on the eastern side of the Nile, is the capital of Egypt and has about 9 million inhabitants. Together with the city of Giza, which is located on the west side of the Nile, the metropolitan area has about 20 million inhabitants, making it the largest city in the Arab world. So if you talk about Cairo, then usually both cities are meant, which are right next to each other. The metropolitan area can look back on a 5000-year-old history, where already the ancient pharaohs built temples at the pyramids. Cairo itself was founded in 969.

In 2011, at the beginning of the Arab Spring, Cairo fell into chaos, dirt and crime, so the city lost 90% of tourists. Especially the security situation was precarious. The new government has now invested heavily in the safety and cleanliness of the city. At each major intersection there are security forces that take care that none nonsense makes, even in the poorer neighborhoods. At all public facilities, such as the subway, museums and parks, there are controls such as at an airport. Weapons are strictly prohibited. The police are extremely friendly and helpful. Today, Cairo is one of the safest megacities in the world.


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Kairo von oben

 

The city center with the old town

The old city of Cairo is an ensemble of Islamic architecture and has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1979. There are numerous streets reserved for pedestrians only. In the lively streets, there are mainly shops that are owner-managed. That is, if you want to buy something there, you have to adjust to long negotiation discussions. Often can the called price bargain down to five times, if you have the nerve. This only applies to art and antiques and clothing. Drinks and food usually have a fixed price that applies to all.

Kairo Altstadt
Kairo Altstadt

In many places of the old town there are mosques and historical buildings. Street cafes are very few. In Cairo, so it's common to get a drink at the kiosk and then rest at the numerous public seats to watch the action of the old town.

Kairo Altstadt
Kairo Altstadt

The traffic in Cairo is massive. There are very few traffic lights in the city. There are hardly any protected pedestrian crossings. Nevertheless, the traffic rolls quite smoothly, but slowly. If you want to cross a busy road, at best always runs in parallel with locals. Otherwise one must always look for eye contact with the car drivers who have no interest in driving someone over heaps. As already mentioned, the police are there in Cairo on every corner.

Kairo Altstadt
Kairo Altstadt

The Downtown district has mainly fashion shops. The architecture here is predominantly from the 19th century in the classical European style. The special feature is that there are two main roads. One with fashion stores only for men and the other only for women.

Kairo Altstadt

Both streets lead into a pedestrian zone, where there are mainly street cafes, as they are known in Europe.

Kairo Altstadt
Kairo Altstadt

Tahrir Square is the central location in Cairo. There are the main administrative buildings of the city and the Egyptian Museum. At this traffic junction you can reach the city center or the banks of the Nile.

Kairo Altstadt

Kairo Altstadt
Kairo Altstadt

 

On the banks of the Nile

On the banks of the Nile are the most popular recreation and leisure centers in the city. There are many events in the floating palaces. These are the few places that are allowed to offer alcoholic drinks. On the banks of the Nile, there are numerous sidewalk cafes, playgrounds and parks open late at night. From there boat trips around the Nile are also offered.

Am Nilufer
Am Nilufer
Am Nilufer
Am Nilufer
Am Nilufer
Am Nilufer

The Cairo Tower is one of the modern attractions of the city. The tower is 187 meters high and offers a generous view of the city. The peculiarity of the Cairo Tower is that it is made of pure concrete without a steel skeleton and thus is the tallest structure, which is made of pure concrete.

Cairo Tower
Cairo Tower

 

The Grotto Garden

This park is one of the most interesting in Cairo. Here, a unique labyrinth of clay was created with caves, bridges and narrow passages.

Aquarium Grotto Garden

Aquarium Grotto Garden
Aquarium Grotto Garden
Aquarium Grotto Garden
Aquarium Grotto Garden
Aquarium Grotto Garden
Aquarium Grotto Garden
Aquarium Grotto Garden
Aquarium Grotto Garden

In the Grotto Garden Park is still a large Lianen tree donates a lot of shade. Surrounded there is a playground and a non-alcoholic beer garden.

Aquarium Grotto Garden

 

The City of the Dead

The City of the Dead is a cemetery district on the eastern edge of Cairo. Here are the last resting cities of the most important figures of the city since the Middle Ages. The City of the Dead has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 as part of the "Historic Cairo".

Stadt der Toten

Stadt der Toten
Stadt der Toten
Stadt der Toten
Stadt der Toten
Stadt der Toten
Stadt der Toten

 

The al-Azhar Park

Al-Azhar Park is the largest public park in Cairo with 30 hectares. The modern city park was built in 1992 on a former landfill and opened in 2005. With $ 30 million, the plant was funded by Aga Khan IV, whose ancestors had founded the city of Cairo in 969.

al-Azhar Park

al-Azhar Park
al-Azhar Park
al-Azhar Park
al-Azhar Park
al-Azhar Park
al-Azhar Park

The year-round evergreen park looks like a paradise when you enter it from the surrounding city center. On a hill you have a generous view of the surrounding city.

al-Azhar Park
al-Azhar Park
al-Azhar Park
al-Azhar Park

 

The Coptic Quarter

The Coptic Quarter is a multicultural district in the southern part of Cairo. Here are the oldest churches and synagogues in the country. For safety reasons, photography is only allowed in a few places.

Das koptische Viertel
Das koptische Viertel
Das koptische Viertel
Das koptische Viertel

 

The citadel of Saladin

This castle is located southeast of the city of Cairo and was built in 1207 to protect itself from the Crusaders. In the middle of the 18th century, a palace was built on it, which was the seat of government of the country. The palace was demolished in 1824 due to an explosion in the citadel's powder store and was not rebuilt afterwards. Instead, a large mosque was built in the Turkish style, the Muhammad Ali Mosque. On the grounds of Saladin Citadel, there are now two large mosques, a police museum and the National Military Museum. Especially the view from the citadel of Saladin is very impressive.

Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin
Zitadelle von Saladin

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