Is Dresden Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update9:29 am, November 17, 2020

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$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Dresden?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Germany. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Dresden water quality.


Tap Water in Dresden is said to have a bad taste. It is possible that it could have been that the city, as well as the entire region suffered from the war in World War II.

If this was the case, then what is in the drinking water in Dresden? The answer is that it is German water, which comes from the Hessen River. This is one of the most important sources of drinking water for millions of people around the world.

The city of Dresden is also the place where the water comes from, so even if the rest of the river had been contaminated by German water, the drinking water in Dresden would not be affected. The fact is that the water is only polluted by one kind of bacteria, named cryptosporidium.

Cryptosporidium is an organism that lives in water. It is capable of growing up to a thousand times bigger than the normal ones. Since cryptosporidium cannot multiply very fast, it will only cause an unpleasant taste and smell to your drink. The only wa

What Do People In Germany Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Germany have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 7% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 91% Very High
  • Water Quality 93% Very High


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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