As a large research facility European XFEL provides a window into some of the most cutting-edge science in the world—and we are happy to share the joy and wonder of discovery. Occasionally, special events that are open to the public will be announced on the facility homepage.


We welcome student groups to visit European XFEL. Most of the student groups that come to the facility are at least at bachelor level, but pre-tertiary students with some knowledge of physics are welcome.


We invite teachers to contact us if they are interested in collaborating. Facilities for doing hands-on lessons at European XFEL are in the early planning stages. Currently we organise tours for secondary school students. Safety regulations require that all visitors are over 14 years of age. We also encourage teachers interested in European XFEL to subscribe to Science in School, a journal for science teachers published by EIROforum, of which European XFEL is a member.

General public

European XFEL occasionally holds open days where the general public can visit the experiment hall and other parts of the facility. Keep an eye on our Events page for further announcements!

Campus Restaurant BeamStop

Our campus restaurant, BeamStop, is open for the general public to enjoy. Lunch is served on workdays 11:30–14:00, and a coffee bar is open 7:00–15:00. Check the BeamStop webpage for the latest information.

European XFEL Merchandise

A merchandise collection comprising sweatshirts, T-shirts for adults and kids, coffee mugs, umbrellas,  lunchboxes, our very own campus-produced honey and other items is available for purchase at  our campus restaurant BeamStop on weekdays from 7:00 to 11:30 and from 14:00 to 15:00.

Arwen Cross

Arwen Cross

Coordinator of the Visitor and Conference Center

European XFEL
Holzkoppel 4
22869 Schenefeld