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

12.07.2015 22:33 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel

The Youth Stage group in cooperation with and Goetheanum Stage group presents an open-air production: "The Robbers" by Friedrich Schiller.

The Youth Stage group combines Friedrich Schiller's drama, "The Robbers" with life situations of the young actresses and actors, in an open-air venue at the Goetheanum.

Behind the Rudolf Steiner Halde in the enclosed courtyard, the Youth Stage group will perform the debut of Friedrich Schiller's, "The Robbers"  in the late summer. In this piece, director Andrea Pfaehler grasps the lifestyle of young people, "the painful powerlessness against the world of adults, their parents, teachers, and the social structures". Displayed through drama, they wish to break out of the system and lead a free, self-determined life, and then fall into a spiral of debt: from youthful idealists to terrorists.

To modernize the references from the two-hundred year old theater piece to actual living conditions of today, Andrea Pfaehler edited the drama, keeping with the plot, characters and themes. Another aim of hers was to create more than one female role (originally only having Amalie). "Criticism, and rebellion against society and its institutions are no longer necessarily only gender-based," said Andrea Pfaehler.

The building-administration at the Goetheanum and the Goetheanum gardeners are helping set up the outdoor stage, respecting its natural surroundings. The Euro pallets used emphasize the ideas of the piece: on one hand they are made of natural products, on the other hand they represent the industrial age, and in a sense the individual is confronted with a material from a normalized compatible system.

The Youth Stage group: "The Robbers" by Friedrich Schiller. Directed and adapted by: Andrea Pfaehler. 

Performances at 20:00 on: August 28th, 29th, 30th.  September 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th.

Ages 12 and up. Cancellation in case of heavy rain, call the day of at 14:00. Tel +41 61 706 42 42

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.