ILH Internationales Landkartenhaus
International House of Maps
ILH Internationales Landkartenhaus
International House of Maps
We are Germany’s leading vendor of geoscientific maps, atlases and serials from German and foreign publishers and surveys. Our catalogue contains more than 200.000 publications. We have been in the business for almost 50 years now and therefore have a big international network of public and private publishers as well as an overview of the market.

During our work we have gained wide experience in supplying printed products to customers all over the world. Our customers are wholesale dealers, libraries, surveys and other governmental institutions. We can offer competitive pricing at exceptional service. Close relationship with both - our suppliers and customers led us to demonstrate that we understand their needs.

Under the direction of Mr. Michael Saur, a team of cartographers, geographers and booksellers is at your disposal to meet your needs.

Overview of our Product Portfolio



  • 1894 - The Roots

    Lorenz & Waetzel Freiburg. Publisher of travel guides and maps
  • 1927

    Foundation of Reise- und Verkehrsverlag (RV), which in 1932 moved its office to Stuttgart.
  • 1972

    Former competitors RV and Zumsteins Landkartenhaus consolidate into one company: GeoCenter-ILH. GeoCenter as distributor for touristic products (maps / travel guides) and ILH with its special assortment of topographic and scientific map material.
  • 1981

    GeoCenter becomes a 100% subsidiary of shareholder Bertelsmann AG.
  • 1997

    The current managing directors take over the company via management buy-out with a continuing genre-focused company structure: the touristical department serving the german book trade and the department ILH as map assortment specialist with international focus.
  • 2017

    Relocation to modern business premises in the greater Stuttgart area: Filderstadt-Bonlanden