Is Vienna Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update4:14 am, May 11, 2020

Can you drink tap water in Vienna?

It is safe to drink tap water in Vienna, Austria. The tap water quality in Vienna exceeds the federal health-based drinking water standards. Vienna’s water runs from the mountain springs in the Styrian/Lower Austrian Alps and reaches the Austrian capital city 36 hours later, without pumps and under the strictest regulations.

Vienna Tap Water
Saint Stephans Cathedral, Vienna

In some parts, you may see warnings that the water is undrinkable (“Kein Trinkwasser”), or signs with a crossed-out glass of water. It is important to always take note of these signs!

When exploring the city, you may find drinking fountains that are labeled with “Trinkwasser” (drinking water). The municipality has about 1000 drinking fountains that can be found everywhere, like in parks and in markets.

Source of Water in Vienna, Austria

Vienna’s tap water originates in the Lower Austrian-Styrian Alps. The First Vienna Spring Water main is supplied by the mountains Schneeberg, Rax, and Schneealpe. The second spring water main is supplied by the Hochschwab Massif. Something close to a full circle was built by tapping the Pfannbauern Spring located in the eastern foothills of the Hochschwab Massif and feeding it into the First Vienna Spring Water Main. The two spring zones cover 675 square kilometers.

Vienna sees itself in the unusual situation of covering almost all its drinking water needs from mountain springs and only obtaining a small portion from groundwater. As a result, Vienna uses groundwater only when the Spring Water Central requires repairs due to severe pipeline damage, or if there is remarkably high water consumption during hot spells.

Current Weather in Vienna


Some of the Convenience Stores in Vienna (Wien)

OKAY Convenience Store
OKAY Convenience Store
  • Okay
  • Firat GesmbH
  • Günter`s Laden
  • Bernhart & Stix Bauernladen KG
  • denn’s Biomarkt
  • Shell
  • Bobbys (Englische Lebensmittel)
  • BP
  • INDOPAK Trading GmbH
  • Julius Meinl am Graben
  • Lili Markt
  • Nakwon Supermarket
  • Toko Sederhana
  • Padani Kosher Shop

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