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

16.10.2016 22:10 Age: 2 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Thaker

Newly Designed Goetheanum Cafeteria

The cafeteria in the Goetheanum is open again, in a different location, with a larger proposed presentation. Along with it, the bookstore and then reception will be third to be remodeled in the West Entrance.

A look at the new self-service bar (Photo: Sebastian Jüngel)

With the renovation of the west entrance, the buffet at the cafeteria has also been newly designed. The reconstruction was crucial due to wear and new hygienic regulations. Moving to a new location required a few concepts to be refigured.

"Fresher," Thomas Dioden, representative from the Speisehaus AG grocery remarked, summarizing what the new cafeteria offers. Now there is the option to create a salad plate and pay for it by size. Also offered are fresh sandwiches and warm lunches. Pizzas will no longer be heated in the microwave but instead by steam. Smoothies are newly offered, and teas from herbs grown in the Goetheanum garden, (packed and available at the Vital grocery down the hill). As you remember, there will continue to be soup, cakes, baked goods, snacks, muesli, bread, fruit and in summer, ice cream, - all organic or biodynamic (Demeter) quality. To improve our service, there is a second cash register for busy events. 

Altogether, there is more room for presentation. The new buffet is larger and more spacious, with closing screens, important in preventing theft and keeping food cool, more so than before. Martin Zweifel, head of the Building Administration, added that certain design proportions will change again, once the work on the reception, that is now in the place of the old buffet, is complete. 



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.

| Further Information
| Specific Theme Tours (Registration required)


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.