Is Graz Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update5:45 pm, May 8, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.85 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Graz?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Austria. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Graz water quality.


Graz has a lot of cafés all around the town, very concentrated in the city center and university district and you get tasty coffee almost everywhere. Prices are the same in most cafes, they just get slightly more expensive in Herrengasse or on Schlossberg. The most common coffee beverages are a "Verlängerter" (a small Americano with milk; 2,20-2,40€), a "Cappuccino" (2,40-2,60€), a Café Latte (coffee with lots of steamed milk; 2,60-2,90€). It is common that you get a glass of tap water to your coffee, if not don't hesitate to ask for it.

What Do People In Austria Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Austria have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 19% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 82% Very High
  • Water Quality 81% Very High


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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