The great thing about the Mosel valley is its accessibility. It is located close to the borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, France and the Netherlands, and excellent transport links make getting here from anywhere Europe a breeze.
Unfortunately in Britain our network of waterways are no longer used for commercial purposes, instead they are overrun with rental boats and people looking for a slower pace of life which is ironic as everything is becoming do congested.
However, in mainland Europe the rivers and canals remain an important network for internal transport of goods, with huge barges like the one in this video a very common sight. This one was spotted in Zell recently as it headed upstream from the Rhine.