Goetheanum Press

The Goetheanum Press is the oldest anthroposophical publishing house.


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, sekretariatnoSpam@goetheanum.org

From Life at the Goetheanum

29.04.2015 20:46 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel

A Must from the Goetheanum: a Call for a Special Donation

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 Goetheanum, the treasurer Justus Wittich is asking for a special case donation.

The Goetheanum is the center of a society made up of an active global network of spiritually committed people. It finances its activities through membership fees, donations and tickets to events. In individual cases, public funds are requested.

The expenses of the members cover, but not always completely, the necessary on-going costs, as is shown in the 2014 financial statement. Justus Wittich comments, “—due to the recent large and important projects, the membership fees and donations, unfortunately, have fallen through." The financial situation is also affected by the strength of the Swiss franc: The Goetheanum receives 80 percent of its donations and 90 percent of the membership fees from Euro area countries, which in 2015, will make for a loss of approximately 1.5 million Swiss francs.

Against this background, the Goetheanum administration has launched a multi-stage plan:

It seeks for optimal savings in material costs.

Employees have agreed, after an intensive discussion process with Paul Mackay (HR) and Justus Wittich (Finance), to an 8 percent wage cut in 2015.

Justus Wittich asked members of the General Anthroposophical Society to check that the agreed annual contribution of 125 francs per member is actually paid.

Moreover Justus Wittich calls for special donation. These measures are intended to help make the overall performance of "Faust 1 and 2" and the activities of the School of Spiritual Science go smoothly without hindrance.

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:


2.–6.4., 27.4., 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.