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,

From the Life at the Goetheanum

28.02.2015 14:58 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Wilson

Medical Section: Proposal for Future Section Leadership

Michaela Glöckler will use the occasion of her 70th birthday in the autumn of 2016, to pass the management of the Medical Section on to younger hands. The Medical Section collegium and the International Coordination of Anthroposophic Medicine (IKAM) has suggested doctors Matthias Girke as section leader and Georg Soldner as vice-chair.

Since 2010, the International Coordination of Anthroposophic Medicine (IKAM) addressed the question of a successor for Michaela Glöckler. In the fall of 2014 Michaela Glöckler asked the members of the Anthroposophic medical movement to nominate potential candidates. During the January 30th to February 1st retreat, members of IKAM proposed unanimously Matthias Girke as section leader and Georg Soldner as proxy section leader. Matthias Girke is the leading physician at the Community Havelhöhe in Berlin, Georg Soldner is a pediatrician from Munich and a former board member of the Anthroposophic Society of Physicians in Germany.

In a letter to the employees of the Anthroposophic medical movement, members of IKAM were invited, "to think over this proposal," and Michaela Glöckler encouraged, if necessary, to nominate "alternatives or bring other aspects...that we should consider before a decision is made". With a positive response from IKAM, Matthias Girke as section leader and Georg Soldner as deputy will be proposed to the School of Spiritual Science and the Goetheanum leadership for appeal.

Michaela Glöckler has been director of the Medical Section since 1988. She has developed the section activities both internationally and in regard to professional fields. Since 2002 the section has provided international post-graduate training for Anthroposophic doctors. In 2015 the International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT) will be held in 19 countries. Furthermore, a big concern for Michaela Glöckler is building a healthy social structure within the Anthroposophical movement.



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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

17.2.: Open from 1:30-2:15 pm

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.