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Is Bern Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Bern?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Bern.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Switzerland, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


Tap Water is considered the safest tap water to drink in many parts of the world. Most towns and cities make it a point to have high quality water that is free from bacteria and impurities. But a closer examination into tap water reveals a more disturbing fact.

Some of the most common contaminants found in tap water are chlorine, which is added as a disinfectant. Chlorine also makes up a large percentage of water in nature. When chlorine combines with organic material, the end product is called trihalomethanes (THMs), which cause cancer. It''s thought that exposure to THMs through drinking or bathing can cause nervous system, cardiovascular, reproductive, and immune system damage.

Water that comes from the tap may look and taste clean, but its safety may be in question. Water that contains a high concentration of chlorine can weaken the body''s immune system and make you more susceptible to disease. Many researchers feel that our consumption of water

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.4 in USD (1.5-liter)


Bern tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 13% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 87% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Bern, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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