Is Magdeburg Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.4 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Magdeburg Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 6% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 94% Very High
  • Water Quality 94% Very High

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Magdeburg?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of Germany cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


It has been discovered that the tap water in Germany is actually contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, mercury and other toxic elements. You may not be aware of this, but your tap water contains radioactive elements from the Soviet Union. If you are serviced by a facility that does not purify its tap water, you are putting yourself at risk from radiation poisoning.

So what can you do to protect yourself? You should start by reading all of the information that is provided on the manufacturer''s information sheet for the product or water purifier that you own. If it does not list them, look it up on the Internet. When you find out what is in your tap water, you need to take specific steps to remove it.

The first step is a home test. Every household is entitled to one of these tests. This will allow you to determine what level of contamination you are dealing with. After you know this, you can look for options. There are many filters available on


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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