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 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 sales outlets and bookstores.

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) (as of 01.01.2019):

  • Terms and Conditions for the Delivery of Digital Data of the BSH with a Simple Right of Use (Annex 2)
  • Separate Terms of Use of the BSH for the Further Use of Digital Tidal Data of the BSH (Annex 3)
  • User charges for tidal data (Annex 5)


The following information is only available in German.