Terms of Use for the website of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Thank you for your interest in the Bundesbank's website. Across these pages, the German central bank provides information about current developments in areas such as monetary policy, banking supervision, financial stability, payment systems and cash management. The website also provides access to information on careers at the Bundesbank, extensive statistics, and current publications.

In the rotating texts at the very top of the homepage, and in the panel below it, you will find articles about current developments relating to the Bundesbank. All of these texts can also be found in the "Topics" section. In the "Bundesbank" section, you will find information on how the Bank is organised, as well as on careers, research and the Money Museum. The "Tasks" section outlines the Bundesbank’s key areas of activity. Under "Statistics" there is an extensive range of texts and figures concerning, for example, banks, public finances, and money and capital markets. The "Service" section collates a variety of services including the school service and our media library, which contains photo and video collections. "Press" is targeted at journalists, who will find a huge range of material as well as contact details in this section. On the far right, under "Publications", you will find a variety of Bundesbank publications; you can generally order a print copy free of charge or download the publications as PDFs. Do you have a question you’d like to ask us? All the details you’ll need can be found under "Contact" at the top left of the page.

Browsing using mobile devices

the Bundesbank's website was optimised for browsing on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. The website now includes responsive design technology and automatically adapts to fit the screen size of various mobile devices. This provides users of these devices with an easier overview of current topics and content.

  • Accessing the main navigation menu

    Grafik: Navigationselemente für mobile Endgeräte
    You can browse the website using the quick access bar, which comprises the customary icons to open the navigation menu, to return to the homepage, to open the search function and to change the language.
  • Navigation options

    Grafik:Ausgeklappte Navigation
    When you open the navigation menu, the navigation options will appear across the screen. This menu contains all the main navigation items. Select the "+" symbol to view all available subitems. To close the navigation menu and return to the previous page, select "X" in the top right corner of the menu.
  • Switching views

    Grafik: Navigationselemente zur Desktop-Anischt

    You can switch to the classic version of the website at any time by selecting "to desktop view" at the bottom of each web page.

    Grafik: Navigationselemente zur mobilen Anischt

    You can return to the mobile version of the website by selecting the corresponding "to mobile view" icon.
  • Special features and exceptions

    A footer navigation will also be displayed at the bottom of each web page on tablet devices. This navigation feature, however, will not be available on smartphones to avoid unnecessary scrolling.

    The time-series database found under "Statistics" will continue to open on mobile devices in the classic desktop view as the information content is too large to be displayed on smaller devices.