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Is Dresden 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 Dresden?

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 Dresden.

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


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

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)


Dresden tap water
  • 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

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Dresden, 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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