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

06.09.2013 10:28 Age: 4 yrs
By: Paul Mackay, Justus Wittich; translation Anya Wilson, Marcel Nick

Remodeling: Commencement Celebration on Michaelmas 2013

After the Michaelmas Conference “In Service of Life: 100th year Anniversary of the Foundation Stone”, a party will be held on September 29th at 16:00 to celebrate the commencement of the closing of the Great Hall and the deconstruction of the historical stage.

Celebrating the Beginning of the Goetheanum Renovation (Photo: Anna Krygier)

Together the Goetheanum employees and all interested members of the Anthroposophic Society will celebrate this special moment. Afterwards there will be festivities on the terrace including:

Welcoming (Paul Mackay)
Eurythmy (Goetheanum-Stage)
Building Renovation Project (Martin Zweifel)
Scene from Faust (Christian Peter and others)
Stage Renovation (Nils Frishknecht)
Funding of the Renovation (Justus Wittich)
Eurythmy  (Goetheanum-Stage)
Ideas and Tasks of the Goetheanum building (Paul Mackay)

Tour of the Stage
Tours with Martin Zweifel and Nils Frishknecht
Refreshments on the Terrace or in case of weather, in the Foyer

All activities, events, and small and big conferences at the Goetheanum during the planned year of construction, despite the closing of the Stage and Great Hall, will be held in full volume, in more confined conditions, with the charm of the workspace character, as well as traces and noises of the construction. Also, the Goetheanum Eurythmy Stage will continue to work without a break, and will perform in the Schreinerei or go on tour. The same goes for the Mystery Dramas, who are invited as guest performers in various cities, and will perform on the new Goetheanum stage for the 2014 Christmas conference.

We’re looking forward to your support and help with the beginning of the construction at the Goethenaum.

From the Executive Council,
Paul Mackay and Justus Wittich


Celebration: September 29th, 2013 16:00-18:00, Great Hall

Afterwards, festivities on the Terrace (or due to weather- in the Foyer)

From the Bau Zeitung (Construction Newspaper) No. 2 (September 2013)



Easter Program

More Information (in German)

Tickets for the Concerts at the Goetheanum Reception


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.