The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours: Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00
The Goetheanum offers a full-year study program, "Foundations of Anthroposophy," in English! (The full-time study overseen by the General Anthroposophic Section, is also offered in Spanish/Portuguese and German.) Students from around the world, of various backgrounds and ages, come for an academic year of Anthroposophic studies, including artistic classes.
There are 11 sections at the Goetheanum that offer conferences throughout the year, often translated or held in multiple languages. See the individual websites for current programs.
The following schools and sections offer occupational Anthroposophical courses, diploma programs and research options in Dornach: eurythmy (performing arts section), painting (visual art section), education, biodynamic agriculture, medicine, mathmatics/astronomy and natural science. The youth section located on the Goetheanum hill, houses a multitude of activities and international conferences in English, German and Spanish. The literary arts and humanities section and the social science section can be contacted for questions about involvement, study or research.
The 11 Sections for the School of Spiritual Science are involved in world issues and research projects.
Here is insight into their current projects: General Anthropsophy ·Natural Science · Agriculture · Medicine · Theraputic Education and Social Therapy · Education · Mathematics-Astronomy · Arts and Humanities · Spoken and Musical/Performing Arts · Visual Arts · Social Science · Youth Section
We are continually working on the English site. Do you like something we are doing, or is there something that you would like to see here? Email us with inquiries, comments and suggestions, Attn: EN website.
For current event questions,
contact the reception desk:
Phone +41 61 706 42 42, email@example.com
Seen in books like, Architecture and Eversion, and Ars Herbaria, "the publishing house at the Goetheanum shows that books should not only be rich in content, but also aesthetically pleasing," says Anna S. Fischer from the publishing house. To achieve this goal, the publishing has continued its cooperation with the Berlin graphic artist, Wolfram Schildt.
In her book, Ars Herbaria, the graduate Herbolist, Karin Mecozzi invites one to encounter nature as a vital aspect of life. By as an example, understanding the seasons in a given climate zone as an breathing-in and breathing-out process. Medicinal plants and trees, Karin Mecozzi includes, follow a rhythm of sprouting, growing, and withdrawing. From experiencing nature from a larger context, the author developed a practical herbalism with tips on plants use, how to collect, dry, process and store. The perception exercises are also mentioned along with Jochen Bockemühl and Goetheanism.
As for the content, Wolfram Schildt and Anna S. Fischer each found individual design solutions for the one overall concept, so that text, photos, graphics and tables dynamically fit with one another. The "bibliophile hypertext" used, links the author and publisher’s aesthetics and intuition, with knowledge and application.
Karin Mecozzi: Ars Herbaria. Medicinal Plants in the Course of the Year, The Publishing House at the Goetheanum, Dornach, 2014, 352 pages, 46 Euros / 62 Francs. More info here More Info here
March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018
Daily from 8 -22:00
Øya. 77 pictures from Hannes Weigert in the West staircase. Vernissage on March 25th, 2017 at 16:30 with a talk by Bodo von Plato and Eurythmy by Saskia Barnes.
April 2, 2017 – September 20, 2017
Daily from 8 -22:00
"He went alone to the deserted shore," (Sergej O. Prokofief about Maximilian Woloschin)
Please be aware of adjusted visiting hours for the main auditorium:
December 29th, 2017: Closed
Open from 1:30-2pm Dec. 13–15th, & 19–21st, 28th,30th,31st, 2017
Open from 1:30-2:15 pm Feb. 17th, 2018