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Is Hamburg 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 Hamburg?

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 Hamburg.

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


When I was traveling recently, I was asked about tap water safety in Hamburg, West Germany by a representative from the European Committee on Radiation protection. He asked me about the situation because he was also traveling through the same region and had heard some reports. He sent me a report that showed that there had been several cases of people having cancer due to the radiation from the Eiffel Tower''s power plant. I asked if he could have used one of those kits to determine if the water coming into his hotel was safe. He declined.

I thought about this for a few days before I went to sleep, because it made so much sense. The radiation coming off the Eiffel Tower was over two million magnitudes - that is much radiation. When I drove through the tunnel, I felt the same level of radiation as when I parked my car. This, of course, is highly dangerous. There are so many more factors that come into play when considering how to protect yourself from radiation.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.6 in USD (1.5-liter)


Hamburg tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 24% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 86% Very High
  • Water Quality 76% High

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

Related FAQS


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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