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

28.02.2015 14:58 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Wilson

Book Art published by the Goetheanum : "Ars Herbaria"

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," Wolfram Schildt along with Anna S. Fischer skillfully designed the book, "Ars Herbaria" by Karin Mecozzi.

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

Easter Program

More Information (in German)

Tickets for the Concerts at the Goetheanum Reception


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:


2.–6.4., 27.4., 19.–24.7: Closed

17.2.: Open from 1:30-2:15 pm

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.