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

By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Thaker

Youth section: "We want to shape our future!" - International conference for students of all types of school

Maxine Fowé (19) and Sophie Teske (20) want to draw an "image against the spirit of our time of exclusion". Arranged together with the team at the Youth Section at the Goetheanum, they are addressing students from all forms of school, all over the world, with the conference: "Challenges of our time".

Sophia Teske and Maxine Fowé (Photo: Mirea Suarez)

Sophie Teske summarizes the youth's attitude towards life: "We are entering a world that has already been created: it does not feel like our world." But instead of feeling despair, she says, "We have to deal with it - how do we do that? " The International Students Conference wants perspectives for an image of the world  where young people can shape it. Maxine Fowé said: "We want to open up today's paradigms and encourage young people to shape the world of tomorrow."

The conference is a platform for best practice examples. Experienced people report on their current engagement, such as, Ha Vinh Tho, Program Director and Happiness Researcher for the "Gross National Happiness Center" in Bhutan, Silja Graupe, economics professor at Cusanus College, and Rasmus Precht, who worked in Haiti for the UN Human Settlements Program for many years. In addition, young people will report on their projects as "Changemakers". In future workshops, the participants will analyze problems, tackle them with interdisciplinary approaches outline new solutions.

Maxine Fowé and Sophie Teske also see the conference as an opportunity for cultural encounters. This is to be a place where meditating or praying can be done, and regardless of the faith or ideological direction, one feels one belongs. Maxine Fowé says: "Encounters with people from other cultures make you confront yourself, because you are experiencing different perspectives with them." 

Refugees and young people with limited financial resources can attend on free-entry or with a scholarship.

Conference: Challenges of our time. Seeking for a global consciousness by facing myself?
April 18-22, 2017 Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland

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.