This diploma thesis deals with versatile perspectives on mineral water and the ap-plicability of this topic in science education.The first section is concerned with water, the hydrological cycle and the characteris-tics of mineral water. The second part is dedicated to the genesis of mineral water and its accumulation with mineral compounds. Therefore, the geology of Austria will be described based on selected examples of mineral water. On behalf of this diploma thesis a survey and a tasting of mineral water were conducted. The results of the survey and the tasting will be evaluated and discussed within this paper. Furthermore, the effects of mineral water on health issues will be described and clarified. Finally, the possibilities of teaching this topic interdisciplinarily are reflected. Therefore, instructions for several experiments with mineral water are presented.