Is Karlsruhe Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update9:44 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.4 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Karlsruhe?

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 Karlsruhe water quality.


From my travels around Europe, I have concluded that there is a great deal of concern about tap water quality in Karlsruhe, Germany. I also found that one of the reasons for this concern is that many people do not drink tap water directly from the taps. Instead they use bottled water or bottles that are tied to a tap. Bottled water can be very dangerous, and I am convinced that this is one of the causes of the rise in health problems around the world.

I think one of the most important reasons is that it is so easy to access. You only need a couple of meters to install a tap water filter. And if you live in a flat without an underground storage tank, then you can even bring your own filter with you to the water tap. In fact, most of us in Karlsruhe still bring our own filtered water to work. We would never risk getting contaminated with tap water. If you have kids, then I think it is a really good idea to install an under-the-sink water filter system.

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 8% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 8% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 92% Very High
  • Water Quality 92% 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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