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

13.04.2006 15:36 Age: 12 yrs
Category: General Anthroposophical Society
By: Wolfgang Held

Transparent and International

2006 Annual Conference and General Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society

On the weekend of 8/9 April, approximately 500 members have attended the 2006 Annual Conference and the General Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society. An additional Extraordinary General Meeting took place on 8 April to handle five legally problematic proposals.

As in the last years, a fringe group of the Anthroposophical Society had submitted numerous petitions. Each of them were rejected by the majority of the General Meeting. However, the Executive Council is ready for discussion and offers a day in November for mutual exchange.

Regarding the legal disputes concerning the constitution of the Anthroposophical Society, Cornelius Pietzner communicated the total amount of the legal costs between 2003 and 2005 of CHF 820'000. The Executive Council recognizes that this a considerable sum and is grateful for designated donations of CHF 230'000.- from 13 countries. The expenses have been necessary to clarify and conclude the decades of discussions about the legal status of the Anthroposophical Society.

After 8 years of stagnation, the membership fees have increased from 4.3 mio CHF in 2004 to 4.6 mio in 2005. Presently, the General Anthroposophical Society has affiliates in 78 countries. To emphasize this internationalism, the 2005/2006 Annual Report will, for the first time, be translated in 17 languages.

The internationalism of the Society is reflected at the Goetheanum as well: 28 nations are represented among the Goetheanum staff off nearly 180 co-workers.
Pediatric neurologist Seija Zimmermann, who has been elected to the Executive Council, comes from Finland.

In 2005 a salary structure was developed for the co-workers at the Goetheanum. Paul Mackay, responsible for Human Resources at the Goetheanum, noted that the difference between the lowest income and the highest possible income for co-workers has a factor 2.8. Such a low factor (between lowest and highest possible income) is characteristic for the community oriented working atmosphere at the Goetheanum.

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.