At the Start of the bathing season published by the European environmental Agency data on the quality of European bathing waters. A large part of the German waters has, therefore, excellent quality.
From more than 2200 German bathing waters has taken samples from the European environment Agency (EEA) in the past year. 93 percent of them will be certified "excellent" water quality. The German waters in the EU compared to the seventh place and above the EU average.
In the investigation are distinguished bathing waters in coastal waters and inland waters such as rivers and lakes.