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Is Erlangen 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 Erlangen?

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 Erlangen.

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


The City of Erlangen in Germany has been listed as one of the 10 most dangerous places in Europe. What is more unfortunate is that the name of the town has been linked to the use of poisons during World War II.

Many towns and villages in Germany have started using reverse osmosis or distillation to purify their tap water. But if you use reverse osmosis and distillation for treating your water, you will find that your water will still contain some of the contaminants found in municipal water systems. For these reasons, it is best to buy a good purifier for your home.

Water purifiers should be able to remove all traces of lead and chlorine from tap water. You should also find one that can remove arsenic, cysts, and microorganisms from the water. You should also look for a purifier that can treat other substances such as volatile organic compounds and heavy metals. In general, purifiers are designed to make sure that there are no harmful chemicals, pesti

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)


Erlangen tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 31% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 69% High

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