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.

For current event questions,
contact the reception desk:
Phone +41 61 706 42 42, sekretariatnoSpam@goetheanum.org

From Life at the Goetheanum

By: Sebastian Jüngel

Fine Arts section: Goetheanum displays the series, "Øya" from Hannes Weigert

In 2011, 77 people were assassinated in Oslo and on the island of Utøya. Artist Hannes Weigert has devoted a picture to each of the victims. His series, "Øya", shows in the Goetheanum from March 26th, 2017 through January 7th, 2018.

Hannes Weigert: "Øya" No. 4, 2012, Acrylic on paper

"At first sight, the pictures seem irritating, foreign, not from this world." This is how Marianne Schubert describes her first impression of the series, "Øya" by Hannes Weigert. She leads the Fine Arts section and has brought the exhibition to the Goetheanum, where it will be shown for the first time publicly. Later her experience was this: "I can see the faces that cannot be seen. There opens a space within me that brings me closer to the dead. "

In the case of violent acts, attention is often on the perpetrator, but what about the people who had to leave their lives due to their assassinations in Norway, wondered the artist Hannes Weigert living in Norway. An important suggestion is in Rudolf Steiner's book, "Riddles of the Soul," with a contribution about the philosopher and soul-researcher Franz Brentano, who dealt with the immortality of the soul. The exhibition titled, "Brentanos Studio" refers to this. Hannes Weigert says, "I am interested in how the transition from ordinary to a seeing-consciousness can be accomplished through the medium of painting."

The exhibition is located in the west staircase of the Goetheanum. It is displayed in relation to the red window of the west facade, a glass engraving of Rudolf Steiner's initiation motifs of the seeking-person. For Marianne Schubert, the west staircase is a suitable place for the series, "Øya" by Hannes Weigert.

Exhibition, "Brentanos Studio", series "Øya" (2012/13) by Hannes Weigert, Acrylic on paper
March 26, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Daily 8-22:00, Goetheanum

March 25, 2017, 16:30
with a talk from Bodo von Plato and eurythmy by Saskia Barnes

Exhibition catelogue with texts by Johannes Nilo and Alexander Schaumann

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.