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North Sea to Black Sea Waterway

The completion of the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal in 1992 joined the Rhine-Main and the Danube to create a single waterway from the North Sea to the Black Sea. The waterway is navigable by large barges for its full length, and ocean going ships for part of its length.
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North Sea end of waterway
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Kelheim
The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal joins the Danube at Kelheim. The canal is 171 km long, 55m wide and 4m deep. It has 16 locks and on its completion in 1992 it created a constantly navigable connection from the north Sea to the Black Sea.
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Bamburg
Northern end of Rhine-Maine-Danube Canal which connects the Rhine at Bamburg to the Danube at Kelheim. The canal is 171 km long, 55m wide and 4m deep. It has 16 locks and on its completion in 1992 it created a constantly navigable connectio from the north Sea to the Black Sea.
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Iron Gate
The Iron gate is a narrow gorge on the Danube. The fast flowing water makes navigation difficult.
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Cernavoda
The Danube-Black Sea Canal runs from Cernavodă on the Danube to Agigea (southern arm) and Năvodari (northern arm) on the Black Sea. It provides a shorter connection between the Danube and the Black Sea than the route via Braila.
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Năvodari
The Danube-Black Sea Canal runs from Cernavodă on the Danube to Agigea (southern arm) and Năvodari (northern arm) on the Black Sea.
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Agigea
The Danube-Black Sea Canal runs from Cernavodă on the Danube to Agigea (southern arm) and Năvodari (northern arm) on the Black Sea.
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Frankfurt
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Novi Sad
Nato bombing in 1999 destroyed some of the bridges at Novi Sad and closed the Danube to navigation. The bridges were rebuilt and opened in 2005.
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Brăila
The Danube is navigable by ocean going ships from the Black Sea to Brăila.
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Sulina
Exit to Black Sea
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Vylkove
Exits to the Black Sea