The European XFEL located in the Hamburg region in Germany, has finished its construction phase and is currently being commissioned. The European XFEL facility aims at producing X-rays in the range from 260 eV up to 24 keV out of three undulator beam lines that can be operated simultaneously with up to 27000 pulses/second. The FEL is driven by a 17.5 GeV linear accelerator based on TESLAtype superconducting accelerator modules. The accelerator has finished its first commissioning phase and is currently delivering photon beam to the experimental areas for commissioning in view of the user operation. This paper presents the status of the photon beam system from the undulators to the three experimental areas, as well as the status of the instruments.