Passing through the Iron Gates was part of a wonderful extended river cruise along the Danube. Prior to the 1960s, the Danube raged through these deep gorges. Romania and Yugoslavia joined together in the 1960s to develop a series of hydroelectric dams, called the Iron Gates, which resulted in raising the level of the river. The waters now flow gently... 更多
The Iron Gate is a fascinating passage of the Danube. We wanted to experience it from a ship. We ended up on a motorboat - and I can recommend that. Cruises with ships are offered from Orsova, but they must be booked in advance. Schedules are hard to find. We did not manage to get on such a ship. The... 更多
So we spent 3 days in the south-east of the Romania, beautiful and adorable. A little romanian Gorge du Verdon like i like to call it. Really worth few visits to an active break and relaxing in the same time. On our way back we thougth to visit the museum of the Iron Gates, because you know this changed the... 更多
One of the most impressive monuments of the region, the Decebal sculpture in the rock can be seen by going by car and by boat also. The Iron Gates are not in the same place, but not too far neither.
We joined the Emerald Waterways ship Emerald Sun in Giurgiu, Bulgaria for a sailing towards Budapest which included a day journeying the length of the Iron Gates gorge. The views are pretty spectacular especially when compared with the rest of the Danube in this area, which are quite nondescript. The weather was perfect so we were able to sit on... 更多
My wife and I went on a "cruise" starting from the Decebal's head statue. Right from the beginning there was something that put me off: unprofessional people trying hard to get your money. After a half an hour wait for a group to form we embarked on the "magnificent journey". After the "captain" briefly spit out the facts he turned... 更多
This is one of the most picturesque areas of the Lower Danube. The Iron Gate is one of Europe’s most dramatic natural wonders, a spectacular narrow gorge with enormous white limestone cliffs.
The Iron Gate is a scenic narrow and deep stretch of the Danube River that is home to the Decebalus statue carved into the rock face. It is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe at 43 meters high. It was sculpted between 1994-2004 on the Romanian side of the river. On this stretch of river, Bulgaria is on the south... 更多