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Can You Drink Tap Water in Wiesbaden?
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 Wiesbaden.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Germany, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
The tap water in Wiesbaden, Germany, is perfectly safe to drink. Although the restaurant may not serve you tap water. The only water you can get in a restaurant will be bottled water with carbonation or bottled water without carbonation.
You wonder why Germans don’t drink tap water even it is safe. The German term for tap water is Leitungswasser, which actually means plumbing water. So, if you offered someone plumbing water, that’s safer than sewer water, but it isn’t something you would do.
The Federal Environment Minister calls for more environmental and climate protection by turning to tap water rather than bottled water. Drinking tap water saves energy, money, and needless packaging. You can also drink from water fountains, a healthier, environmentally friendly alternative to disposable bottles. The only problem is drinking fountains are not yet available all over the country.
The primary source of water in Wiesbaden, Germany, is groundwater. Almost 61% of the water from Germany comes from groundwater. Other resources originate from stream water, spring water, lakes, and reservoirs.
Not entirely natural freshwater, surface water or groundwater, is available for use. Exploitable water resources understand factors such as the environmental and economic utility of collecting floodwater behind dams or extracting groundwater; the mechanical feasibility of catching water that normally flows out to the sea; and the least flow specifications for navigation, environmental services, aquatic life, etc.
The estimated price of bottled water
$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28% Low
- Water Pollution 43% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 73% High
- Water Quality 58% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Wiesbaden, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.