Tide tables and tide calendars

The BSH produces two publications with tidal data each year. The tide tables contain detailed forecasts (times and heights) for 39 European ports. They are supplemented by tidal differences and characteristic tidal values for about 900 other locations. The first chapters contain detailed defnitions of tidal terms und examples for application.

The compact tide calendar provides information on high and low water times at about 180 tide gauge locations in the German Bight and its river basins. Both publications can be obtained from boat equipment suppliers and booksellers.

Ordering tidal data

You can use this form (German) to order individual tidal data for one year at a time. Please also refer to the instructions – electronic forms.

The following terms and conditions apply to the transmission and use of tidal data, which are contained in the BSH's user fee regulation (German):

  • General Terms and Conditions for the supply of digital data by the BSH under a non-exclusive licence (Appendix 2)
  • Fees and special Terms and Conditions for the use of tidal data (Appendix 4)

Online predictions

The following application can be used to generate a 7-day prediction of high and low water. To do this, choose a location from the list or on the map.

Use the link below the application (icon: yellow star) to open the individual website of the chosen location. You can bookmark this view or integrate it into your own website.