At European XFEL, it is not a problem if you do not speak German, as English is our company language.

Outside our premises, you will quickly find that Hamburg is an international city and a large majority of the population is able – and willing – to communicate in English.

Nevertheless, we recommend attending German courses, because the integration of you and your family into the new environment will be faster and much more satisfying, and the command of an additional language will be an asset for your further career(s). Every international colleague and his or her partner have the opportunity to attend our subsidized in-house German courses. At the moment 5 different classes on levels ranging from A1.1/A1.2 to C1 are offered.