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.

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From Life at the Goetheanum

18.10.2016 14:51 Age: 2 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Thaker

Natural Science Section: Research Colloquium Open to the Public

From April 14th until the summer of 2016, there will be six open colloquiums offered by the Natural Science section at the Goetheanum. To start off, section leader Johannes Kühl will address the question, "What is an electron?".

Johannes Kühl (Archivfoto: z.V.g.)

To look into a research question can make one feel alone, especially when the question is so special or specific that others do not understand the fixation with it.

When one is researching, one treads into new land; Matthias Rang, a scientist working at the Natural Science section says, "there state uncertainties and questions". The section's colloquiums offer a space, even for something unfinished to be reported on. By presenting and receiving others' comments, often one comes upon new insights.

To start off the session on April 14th, section leader Johannes Kühl will approach the question, "What is an electron?". It sounds like a simple question, however until today, there is surprisingly not conclusive clarity on this, partially because the electron sometimes shows in waves and other times in particles.

For the Natural Science section, it is of interest how one works with this question from a Goethean approach. The "entity electron" can be ascribed to a mass, but not to a spatial extent, thus the electron can be thought of as transitional, in an area between light and matter. 

Co-workers at the Goetheanum, as well as guests who for example drew the interest of the section through their publications, will present personal projects. No matter who speaks, "take your time, as well when listening and discussing," advises Matthias Rang.

An overview of the research colloquium.


Source: "Das Goetheanum" Nr. 18/2016

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.