The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours:  Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00

Study Programs

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), educationbiodynamic agriculturemedicinemathmatics/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,

From the Life at the Goetheanum

18.04.2015 11:14 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Wilson, Marcel Nick

Executive Council at the Goetheanum: retirement of Virginia Sease and new member Constanza Kaliks

After 31 years serving on the Executive Council, Virginia Sease announced her retirement at the Annual General Anthroposophical meeting-- she will continue on with many of her current tasks. The members agreed on the addition of Constanza Kaliks (47) to the Executive Council.

New member of the Executive Council at the Goetheanum: Constanza Kaliks

Retirement from the Executive Council: Virginia Sease

Virginia Sease from the U.S., was asked in 1984 to join the Executive Council at the Goetheanum. She was the first member of the Executive Council whose mother tongue was English. From 1991 - 2001 she led the Section for Speech and Musical Arts. She takes circumstances of the society with humour and warmth, along with the social tensions that are a part of life.

On her retirement, Virginia Sease says, "Although being in good health and enjoying my work, the fact is that I will not be able to follow long term decisions made by the Executive Council".

Her retirement is from the business related work done for the Executive Council; Virginia Sease will remain a member of the leadership at the Goetheanum, with responsibilities within the General Anthroposophical Section. She also corrdinates speakers and lecture cycles given worldwide, as well as Class Lessons at the Goetheanum and leads the Anthroposophical Studies Program in English.

The Executive Council became aware of Constanza Kaliks through her contribution to the Gotheanum leadership and through events having to do with the Youth Section. She says that Anthroposophy is unfolding in relation to its time and geographical context, "the reality of life demands that Anthroposophy, which was inaugurated at a certain place and under certain conditions, finds new forms, which allows it to develop organically within context.

Constanza Kaliks brings with her, life and work experience as a math teacher in Waldorf schools and Waldorf teacher seminars in Brazil. Since there is a growing interest at the Goetheanum from Latin America, and Spanish, after German and English, has become the third most important language within the Anthroposophical Society, her language and cultural knowledge is warmly welcome.  

The members confirmed Contanza Kaliks as a member of the Executive Council at the Goetheanum with a great majority vote.

Mystery Dramas

Mystery Dramas in 2017 (in German):

Conference (Dec. 26–31st)

Performances (Dec. 27–31st) 


General Tours Introduction to the history of the Goetheanum, the biography of Rudolf Steiner and the foundation of Anthroposophy: Saturdays, 2pm. Meeting point: Reception desk. Registration is not required. In German and English.

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March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018

Daily from 8 -22:00           

Brentano's Studio

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         

Maximilian Woloschin (1877-1932)

"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

The Goetheanum is a center of a worldwide network of spiritually engaged people. It is the seat of the School of Spiritual Science  and the General Anthroposophical Society, which serves as a place of exchange for those with spiritual questions, and a place for trainings in scientific and artistic fields. 

Events range from lectures on special themes, to large, international conferences, to performances by  ensembles and guest performances in Eurythmy, theater, puppetry and music. 

Situated in the Jura landscape, 10 Kilometers South of Basel, the Goetheanum sits grand on the Dornach hill, with its expressive architecture and picturesque garden park, café, bookstore and gift shop.