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

By: Sebastian Jüngel

Goetheanum Studies focuses on self-knowledge and engagement in the world

The Goetheanum Studies programme aims to develop skills in the areas of self-knowledge and engagement in the world. This goal is supported by the transdisciplinary approach and study community of courses in German, English and Spanish/Portuguese.

Studierende Goetheanum Studies (Archivfoto)

«How can I find a sense of direction within myself at a time when everything is in motion and the world is constantly evolving and changing? How can I help to shape the world, bear the consequences and at the same time remain confident, free and relaxed?» This is how Edda Nehmiz, responsible for the coordination of the program, describes the goal of the Goetheanum Studies. The central focus is on building capacities for self-knowledge and a sense of commitment in the world.

The starting point for this is a clearer relationship with oneself. This is achieved by exploring the ideas of others, letting them resonate, independent study and the awareness of oneself. Through encounters with people from different cultures, the learning community also conveys insights and experiences about one's own character, which is not only individual but also culturally shaped. Rudolf Steiner's distinctive concepts and contexts serve to help us recognize and describe these experiences.

The Goetheanum Studies program aims to develop values, knowledge and joy in order to become active in the world.

  • The academic year in German, English and Spanish/Portuguese will begin on 8 October 2018. 
  • The part-time training courses beginning with the ‹Foundation in Anthroposophy› and ‹Discovering Goethe's Natural Sciences› will start on 26/27 October 2018. 
  • New study programs beginning on 8 October 2018: ‹Postgraduate Stage Course› and ‹Anthroposophy through Eurythmy›. 




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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| 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:


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.