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

28.03.2016 01:09 Age: 2 yrs

The Goetheanum Stage: Newly directed production of Goethe's "Faust 1 and 2" (unabridged)

"Faust 2", Act Two: Laboratory with Mephistopheles (Urs Bihler), Homunculus (Isabelle Fortagne-Dimitrova) and Wagner (Holger Giebel) (Photo: Georg Tedeschi)

Goethe's "Faust 1 and 2" at the Goetheanum has a tradition: in 1938, the first performance took place here. The premiere of the new production taking place March 25-27th, is the 75th overall performance. Christian Peter, Margrethe Solstad and Andrea Pfaehler are responsible for the directing of the scenes, which make up 17 hours of the play.  

Even today, Goethe's "Faust" is in great demand by the public as world literature. It enriched the German language as the Martin Luther's bible translation. The new production engages the musicality of Goethe's language, with the support of Florian Volkmann: the "normal" play asks to have emphasized rhythmic speaking applicable to rap and vocals; atmospheric soundscapes enhance the listening room. The vitality of the language is also visible in eurythmy - single roles get so an increased expression and ensemble scenes give the impression of a moving-surging area.

The scenery at the Goetheanum has long been predominantly naturalistic to ghost-realistic. In conjunction with strong, intense colored lighting experience rooms were mediated. Finally Walther Roggenkamp has influenced in this way the reception 1978-1999. For the new production of the stage designer Roy Spahn designed a walk-in sculpture. The spiral shape symbolizes different game levels the Journey. The simple design language leaves the actresses and actors emerge, supported by the light guide Ilja van der Linden.
For the new production around 600 costumes were made. The designs of Rob Barendsma be for the spectacle from the studio for stage costumes Madanti in Budapest that implemented for the eurythmy of the costume department at the.

Production costs for the new production will be around six million francs. The Goetheanum brings this amount solely by its own resources, donations and ticket sales, without any subsidies.
More information on the "Faust 2016" Website.

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.