The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours: Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00
Closed: 11.7. – 25.8.
Special Opening 29.7.: 11:00 – 14:00
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 their 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Goetheanum is the center of a global network of spiritually dedicated people. As the home of the School of Spiritual Science and the General Anthroposophical Society, it serves as a place for exchanges over spiritual issues and trainings in artistic and scientific fields. The events held here range from lectures on special topics to large international confrences. On the stage, local and touring ensembles present Eurythmy, dramas and plays, puppetry, and musical performances. Located in the Jura landscape 10 km south of Basel, the Goetheanum with its expressive architecture, sits on Dornacher Hill. The Goetheanum has a picturesque garden park, café, bookstore and card shop, and is an inviting place to visit. Welcome!
Facing the reality of life: At its Annual General Meeting, which was held at the Goetheanum from 27 to 29 March 2015, the General Anthroposophical Society presented itself with all its facets and nuances and as a society that...
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...
The members of the General Anthroposophical Society have significantly financed the new main stage and the renovation of the outer shell of the Goetheanum. In order to account for these additions, which raise the costs of running...
The Section for Social Science at the Goetheanum met March 13th-15th for their annual meeting, organized into work Groups by profession. The connecting theme for the plenum was, how humans socially create out of nothing.
The publishing house at the Goetheanum works to further develop artfully designed books. After the Book Art Foundation’s nomination of Paul Schatz’s book, "Architecture and eversion" in 2014, as one of 25 "most beautiful books,"...
Next performances (in German):
17-19th, July (Faust-Conference 17-19th, July)
21-24th, July (Faust Conference 20–24th, July)
28-30th, July (Faust-Conference 27-30th, July)
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 Great Hall: