Dunaj river, Slovakia

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KM1854.0 Gabčikovo lake

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Thousands of photos taken on two trips down the Danube (first trip starting at Calais, France and the second trip from Vlissingen, Netherlands, both all the way to the Black Sea) have been used to create the EuroCanals PhotoNav Guides for the Danube. They include the photos shown on this website.

In full-page format they display the details of landmarks along the route, in a km-by-km sequence. The photos are identified by kilometer post; they include ports, bridges, locks as well as sites worth noting. Examples are described on this page:

Go To EuroCanals Guide for the Dunaj river, Slovakia.

Gabčíkovo is a hydroelectric project on the river Danube south of Bratislava, built jointly by Slovakia and Hungary between 1977-1992. The natural channel of the Danube is now controlled by a weir and lock at Cunovo (SK) and a weir at Dunakiliti (HU); there is no through passage on this channel. Gabčíkovo weir and lock create the Zdrž Hrušov (Hrušov reservoir) and Dunajský Kanál. The canal is an elevated straight-line aqueduct with rigid banks. A two-chamber lock complex allows passage of river traffic. Below the lock the river is shared by Slovakia and Hungary.

Bratislava is the second capital city you pass through on the Danube, after Vienna. It is the smallest and least expensive capital to visit but is also the most charming.

Novy Most
(Flying Saucer bridge)

The bridge pylon includes a

Bratislava, Slovakia

Tom Sommers'
EuroCanals Guides
2022 Edition