The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books.

Opening hours
Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00
Fridays 14:00 - 18:00

Summer break
2nd July – 20th July
30th July – 24th August

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

Goetheanum Press

The Goetheanum Press is the oldest anthroposophical publishing house.


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 Life at the Goetheanum

24.03.2018 23:00 Age: 117 days
By: Sebastian Jüngel (translated by Joan Sleigh)

Annual General Meeting 2018

Reinstatement of Elisabeth Vreede and Ita Wegman +++ No re-affirming of Paul Mackay and Bodo von Plato as members of the Executive Council

Annual Conference and General Assembly (here: 22 March 2018) (Photo: Sebastian Jüngel)

The Annual Assembly of the General Anthroposophical Society reinstated Elisabeth Vreede and Ita Wegman, two of its founding members in the original Executive Council, on 24th March 2018. At the same time, the resolution of dismissal in 1935 was revoked. The General Assembly thus supported their reinstatement with a vast majority of the votes, with three against the motion and 17 abstentions. In richly descriptive evening events, the lives, activities and impulses of these two personalities, who strongly influenced the Society, were honoured and celebrated.

The extensions of the terms of office of the two Executive Council members: Paul Mackay and Bodo von Plato, were not confirmed. Seven years ago, the life-long appointment of the Executive Council members of the General Anthroposophical Society was replaced by a seven-year term of office. This year, the re-affirming of Paul Mackay and Bodo von Plato was put to the vote, whereby neither of them gained a necessary majority from the close to a thousand members present at the AGM. Of 937 valid votes, 467 voted in favour of, 408 against an extension of office for Paul Mackay, while 62 abstained. In terms of Bodo von Plato's extension of office, he received 398 votes in favour, 486 against and 56 abstentions from 940 valid votes.

Following the planned retirement of Seija Zimmermann, who will take over responsibilities in Finland, the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society now consists of Justus Wittich, Joan Sleigh, Constanza Kaliks and Matthias Girke.

Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas Around the World

Performing, Experiencing & Exploring Destiny Community

21st – 25th July, 2018


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:

 19.–24.7: Closed

22.3.: 13.30–14.00

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.