What drives us

Since 1888, Gerolsteiner Brunnen has set itself the singular task of supplying its customers with the best mineral water products in terms of both taste and quality. Embodied in our values and company culture are trust, respect for our regional roots, resource conservation and ecological responsibility. We respect the past, and embrace the future which is why innovation has always been a strategic priority – whether it concerns products, packaging or even internal processes.

Gerolsteiner products are consistently aligned with consumer needs and the brand stands for a clear quality promise We honour this promise every single day in all areas. Whether in corporate processes, with a view to motivation and commitment, or when it comes to customer focus and our own innovative strength.

Geschäftsführung Gerolsteiner
Joachim Schwarz, Geschäftsführer kaufmännischer Bereich
Roel Annega, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung
Ulrich Rust, Geschäftsführer Technik & Logistik (v. l.)

Germany's No. 1 Mineral Water

Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG supplies the best-selling mineral water on the German market and is Germany’s biggest mineral water exporter.

Gerolsteiner sells its products worldwide, including, but not limited to, Japan, USA and the Benelux countries. The brand is primarily known for Gerolsteiner Sparkling and Gerolsteiner Medium as well as for the still mineral water Gerolsteiner Naturell. In Germany, our product portfolio is rounded off with the St. Gero medicinal water and a range of naturally flavored mineral waters.

Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG
Company location:
54567 Gerolstein, Germany

Data and facts

In 2018, total net sales amounted to EUR 308.7 million. Sales amounted to 8.04 million hectoliters.


With an average of 881 employees, Gerolsteiner is a major regional employer, a responsibility we do not take lightly, which is reflected by the loyalty of our staff. On average people work with us for at least 16 years; 184 employees have worked at Gerolsteiner for more than 25 years. We typically have about 53 apprentices on staff at any one time.

Infographic Employees February 2021

Quality assurance

Over internal 400 tests are conducted daily in our laboratories, adding up to over 146,000 analyses annually. In addition, regular external testing also takes place.

400 analyses are carried out daily
Infographic Consumption per capita February 2021


Consumption of mineral and medicinal water in Germany is around 134 litres per capita per year.

Visitors to Gerolsteiner

The Gerolsteiner visitor center has on average 17,500 guests annually.

17,000 people are visiting the visitor center each year

Source and minerals

Gerolsteiner Mineral Water owes its special taste to the unique geological conditions of the spring’s location in the Volcanic Eifel. Carbonic acid of volcanic origin comes into contact with magnesium-rich dolomite bedrock, which is very specific to the Gerolstein region. As a result, a mineral water is created which is rich in minerals and tastes pleasantly neutral and refreshing in spite of its overall high mineral levels.


Gerolsteiner mineral water is obtained from depths of up to 250 m from with the earth’s bedrock and it takes 50 to 100 years for nature to produce our superior mineral water.

Cross-section showing the origin of tap, spring and mineral water


Gerolsteiner Sparkling and Medium (available in Germany) contain a minimum 2,500 mg of minerals per liter; this corresponds to 1/3 of the recommended daily calcium intake  and ¼ of the recommended daily magnesium intake.

Gerolsteiner Sparkling bottle with a bar chart of Calcium and Magnesium content


We’re the highest-selling exporter of mineral water in Germany; worldwide exports account for around 5% of Gerolsteiner’s total sales. Consumers in over 35 countries enjoy our mineral water, primarily in the USA, Japan and the Benelux countries.

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Visitors welcome!

How to find us! Your way to Gerolsteiner Brunnen

Here’s a route planner and our contact data so that your journey to Gerolstein is as pleasant as possible.