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European Galaxy Days (EGD)

European Galaxy Community meeting in Autumn

It's time again to gather together, discuss recent and future Galaxy developments in Freiburg at the European Galaxy Days 2022!

To minimize travelling (and yes, we recommend taking a train :-) ), we are co-locating 3 events on the same week:

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Registration is free, but the space is limited, so we recommend to you register soon to secure your spot for the different events.

If you want to give a talk or have a demo, please register by September 16.

The registration for attendance closed on September 23.


October 3 October 4 October 5 October 6 October 7
Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Arrival & Get together in Freiburg
(German Holiday)
European Galaxy Days

Community updates
European Galaxy Days

Community updates

Community hacking!
ESG kick-off

Planning sessions

Community hacking!
ESG kick-off

Lunch Break
ELIXIR IS2021 meeting

Strengthen Data Management in Galaxy
European Galaxy Days

ELIXIR-Galaxy Community meeting
European Galaxy Days

Birds of a Feather

Community hacking!
ESG kick-off

Planning sessions

Community hacking!


Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Institute for Informatics
Georges-Köhler-Allee, 101
79110 Freiburg


Getting to Freiburg

Freiburg can be easily reached by train with the ICE from the North (via Frankfurt and Karlsruhe) and the South (via Basel) Deutsche Bahn.

How to reach Freiburg from Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg airport (EuroAirport)

  • Option 1: Use the French/German exit and take the airport shuttle bus to Freiburg main station (Hauptbahnhof).
  • Option 2: Use the Swiss exit and take the local bus (#50) to the train station in Basel, and from there take a train to Freiburg.

How to reach the venue from Freiburg Hauptbahnhof

  • Option 1: Local train, take the Breisgau S-Bahn from Hauptbahnhof Freiburg to Gottenheim/Breisach to Neue Messe/Universität.
  • Option 2: Tram 4 direction Messe, stop “Technische Fakultät/Messe” (see tram plan).

Tram tickets for local transport

Here you can find the types of tram tickets that VAG offers. The 2x4 rides ticket is a convenient option for several days and passengers.


City Center

Main station

Faculty of engineering (close to the venue)

Event rules and regulations


The European Galaxy Days will abide the Galaxy Project Code of Conduct. Please, make sure that you read it before the event.

COVID-19 policy

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no “zero risk” when it comes to any kind of gathering – especially events that bring groups of people together. To try to limit these risks as much as possible, the EGD team has enabled the following safety measures throughout the event. Please make sure to respect them and request support if at any given time you need it.

Rules and regulations

If you don’t feel well or show any symptoms of COVID-19, please avoid joining the event. Online participation is possible at all given times. If you choose to attend in person, please make sure you:

  • wear a FFP2 mask during the conference sessions,
  • clean your hands frequently,
  • cover coughs and sneezes with bent elbow or tissues,
  • try to keep distance from other people when sitting.

The EGD team will make sure that at all times:

  • the rooms are properly ventilated and the window is open between sessions,
  • you may find disinfectant available at the Registration Desk,
  • we encourage you to bring your own mask, but just in case you do not have one, we can offer you one (please request one at the Registration Desk),
  • in case you suddenly feel unwell and want to check your health status, we can provide you with a COVID-19 fast test. However, we kindly invite you not to come if you have pre-existent symptoms.

Please be aware that you have to wear a mask in public transport in Germany. You may find more information about COVID-19 current restrictions in Germany here and here.


If you want to present, help, have suggestions or questions, please get in touch with us.


This event is generously supported by ELIXIR and funded by the European Union’s HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01 under Grant Agreement no. 101057388.

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