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Is Mainz 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 Mainz?

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 Mainz.

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


It is a well-known fact that Tap Water in Germany is probably the best there is. That is to say, until recently. Last year I was traveling through Germany, and over the last few months I have returned to check out the whole thing again. Last year I was a bit concerned when I saw that they were telling me to boil my water before drinking it. This of course is not at all necessary, and for anyone who knows their way around tap water safety, this shouldn''t be a problem.

What I did find is that there are various levels of tap water quality throughout Germany. In many rural areas, such as Emmersdorf and Burgenland, tap water can be completely safe to drink. As you move into the center of Germany, and the countryside, you will notice that you are no longer able to drink from the tap straight from the tap. Rather, there are municipal water plants that provide this service. If you''re lucky, then this is a perfectly safe situation, but if not, you need to take extra prec

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.4 in USD (1.5-liter)


Mainz tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 44% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 56% Moderate

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