Attractions

Cemetery in El Alamein

Commonwealth War Cemetery

The Commonwealth War Cemetery is a haunting place where more than 7000 tombstones stand in regimented rows between beautifully tended desert plants. Soldiers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Greece, Sout…
Museum in El Alamein

War Museum

This museum is an excellent introduction to the North African campaigns of WWII, including the Battle of El Alamein. There’s a collection of memorabilia, uniforms, photos and maps, with explanations in Arabic, Engli…
Memorial in El Alamein

Italian Memorial

About 11km west of El Alamein, the Italian memorial has a wide path rimmed by flowering shrubs leading up to a tall, slender tower. This was roughly where the front line between the opposing armies ran in WWII's Nor…
Beach in El Alamein

German Memorial Beach

Across 2km of desert directly in front of the German war memorial is the tiny and glorious German Memorial Beach, which is relatively rubbish-free. The sea here is multiple shades of blue, and you’ll feel miles away…
Memorial in El Alamein

German War Memorial

About 7km west of El Alamein, what looks like a hermetically sealed sandstone fortress overlooking the sea is actually the German War Memorial. Inside this silent but unmistakable reminder of war lie the tombs of ap…