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Drinking options in the city

Stand: 08.07.2024

Are you out and about in Erlangen? There is free drinking water in the city center.

To stay fit in the heat, it's important to drink enough. This is also possible in the city center.

Drinking fountains

The drinking fountains of Erlanger Stadtwerke are dotted around the city center. They provide free drinking water from April to October. There are currently drinking fountains at the following locations (see map at the bottom of the page):

  • Neustädter Kirchplatz
  • Bohlenplatz
  • Theaterplatz
  • Market Square
  • Town Hall Square

The fountains in Erlangen and many locations throughout Germany can also be viewed via the external website www.trinkwasser-unterwegs.de or via the corresponding app.


In addition to the drinking fountains, there is also the Germany-wide "Refill" initiative. Stores, clubs and cafés, among others, take part in this initiative and offer to fill tap water into the bottles you bring with you free of charge.

All participating locations can be recognized by the Refill sticker on the door or shop window. In Erlangen, there are already more than 40 refill locations throughout the city. All refill stations in Germany are shown on a map on the website https://refill-deutschland.de/.

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Heat action plan

It serves to prevent health consequences and takes into account comprehensive intervention measures for health protection.

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Heat emergency

Heat is a great danger to the body. It can cause life-threatening conditions such as heat stroke.

Palace garden with fountain and orangery

Heat and UV warning from the German Weather Service

The German Weather Service (DWD) warns via its website.

Two children with sunglasses in a swimming pool.

Cool tips for everyone

How you can protect yourself when it's hot inside and outside buildings. And there are also some things you should bear in mind when taking medication.

Baby lies on the stomach

Recommendations for schools, daycare centers, parents

Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to heat and high UV radiation due to their delicate skin and lower sweat production. They also generate more metabolic heat during physical activity than adults, which promotes heat-related complaints. In addition, babies and small children cannot take any protective measures themselves. It is therefore all the more important that parents and guardians know how to protect their children:

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Recommendations for older people

Older and especially very old people have an increased risk of developing heat-related health problems. However, heat can also be dangerous for other risk groups, such as people with dementia, chronic illnesses or immobile people, including babies.

Carpentry work.

Recommendations for companies, employees

Time and again, employees complain about high temperatures at their workplaces, especially during heatwaves in the summer months.