This is a reference to all the navigable waterways of Germany illustrated by small scale mapping and photographs. After a general introduction to the area, details of German formalities and cruising notes, each river and canal is described in detail and supported by a table of distances indicating locks, bridges, mooring places and other features. It is the only work to cover all the German waterways in detail in a single volume. Barry Sheffield has spent five years exploring the continental waterways and this book is a result of painstaking research into the German system. With the assistance of Konrad Nussbaum, the acknowledged expert on German rivers and canals, he has produced the authoritative work on the subject.