After only a few hours of flying time you will reach the capital of Egypt, Cairo, your possible future hometown, with almost 360 sunny days per year and a pleasantly dry and mild climate in wintertime. In the “Tales of a Thousand and One Nights”, Cairo is already being described with utmost admiration. And still the vibrating metropolis will leave no traveller undazzled. Nowadays, Egypt’s capital is also Africa’s biggest city with approximately 15 million inhabitants (in 2005), situated on the banks of the world’s longest river, the Nile. The old city of the caliphs with 400 minarets and mosques has its own very special flair. You are constantly faced with evidence of Oriental history. Admire the well-known Pyramids of Gizeh and the pharaohs’ treasures in the world-famous National Museum. Stroll through the narrow alleys of the old town and haggle over silverware or jewellery on the Bazar Khan el Khalili. Here the Orient reveals its entire splendour. Cairo is also a starting point for trips to Luxor, Assuan or Alexandria as well as the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.