Passing through the Iron Gates Locks Danube River – Time-lapse Video







Iron Gates are a series of locks on the Danube River on the Romania/ Serbia border that were built when the water was dammed to create hydro-electric power for the two countries. The level of the river changes by over 115 feet and these locks carry river cruise boats and cargo boats to the alternative levels. The first series opened in the 1970s and the second in the 1980s. Its take a few hours to do both and I made this time-lapse while travelling in Emerald Waterways Emerald Dawn River Cruise Ship from Bucharest in Romania to Budapest in Hungary.

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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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  1. John says:

    Gary, That made an interesting mix, brought the part of the trip back to me. At 55 seconds in there is a clip of a little over a second where I am walking with my camera and then cross the deck. I guess we were all taking shots of the gorge.


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