This catalogue provides information about the paper
charts, electronic navigational charts, small craft charts, and topographic
maps of the sea floor issued by Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
(BSH, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency).
An overview of all charts issued by the BSH is available either in the form of a
list or as a display of the chart outlines indicating their geographic coverage.
By clicking on the outlines of a chart or cell, its name and number will be
displayed. When using the chart list, the geographic coverage is displayed by
clicking on the thumbnail of the particular chart.
The online chart catalogue is going to be amended weekly with the announcement of the Notices to Mariners.
Go to the online chart catalogue (German version)
Help with the chart catalogue
A help function is available by clicking on the question mark. Explanations provided
on the individual navigation elements will make it easy for you to use the
Where to buy charts
Click here for information about where to buy our navigational and small craft charts.
Topographic maps of the sea floor are available here.
Sales of nautical charts and books
This catalogue informs you about the range of products available and their
properties. You cannot order products directly from this catalogue. ENCs and
their digital upgrades can be purchased from certain distributors (marked in
the catalogue) and value-added resellers of the International Centre for ENCs
(IC-ENC). ENC prices are changing continually depending on the prevailing
market conditions. To obtain information about current prices, please contact
We have tried to ensure full accessibility to the BSH’s chart catalogue. However,
especially our dynamic chart displays have posed some technical difficulties.
We are continually trying to improve access to our web site and would ask you
to inform us about any problems you may have encountered in accessing our web