Every person who has heard about the wonders that Danube offers to humanity, knows the myth of the boilers. In fact, this is the place where the Danube has to cross the mountains. The force with which the river creates the path between the Carpathians rocks creates a unique landscape that during the time has become the tourism heritage in the area.
Before being built the artificial lake at the Iron Gates - Porțile de Fier - , the Danube has created its own spectacle here: the Large Boiler and Small Boiler. In these areas the river narrowed more and more and maritime traffic became more difficult. The power of water created bubbles which gave the impression of vortices. Therefore, the right name for these places was the ”boilers”, remaining in people's memory as one of the most attractive places of the Danube.
When the artificial lake was built, a part of the village was moved, a phenomenon which gave rise to many legends told by the locals, especially about the evident boiling water between the rocks.
They have remained rather the stories of travelers who presented the boilers as a frightful space, where ships passed with difficulty, facing the fury of the Danube that formed dangerous vortices to not challenge.
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