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

24.12.2016 01:31 Age: 2 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, transl. Anya Thaker

The Agriculture Section at the Goetheanum presents a study on Preparations

A six person team, lead by section leader Ueli Hurter has designed a Fall study titled, "The Biodynamic Preparations in Context- individual approaches to work with preparations". The study conveys various pictures of different, sometimes contradictory views, which are important in their respective context.

In biodynamic agriculture preparations are used to increase soil fertility and product quality. The annual certification of a Demeter establishment also includes a look at the preparation work on a farm. Until now, there are no detailed guidelines for this, but the pressure from outside grows to define this work. Ueli Hurter, head of the Agriculture Section at the Goetheanum, emphasized: "Varied diversity should not be standardized by definitions. It is based on a personal relationship with the preparations and the different natural and social conditions around the world. " At the same time it is, "about working with a conscious attitude".

The preparation study determined how farmers around the world actually handle preparations. The research group identified around 130 preparation producers worldwide for an overview. They chose 15 for the case study and 14 were taken into account in the scientific report. The criteria was that individuals or groups are representative of and active in different climatic situations. Two members of the research team visited each place of production and worked as far as possible with them, and held discussions with the participants. Team ambassador Dr. Ambra Sedlmayr ensured the scientific quality of the study.

The study shows that, if possible, the preparations themselves are produced by the farmers themselves, but there are also regional groups or professional preparation manufacturers. The farmers in the study pay particular attention to good craftsmanship, caring about the social quality of the production process. Some do this through meditation or refinement of the terms derived from the "Agricultural Course", or with phenomenological studies or the inclusion of eurythmy and educational research. If the plants given by Rudolf Steiner do not exist in their own country, they import them from Europe, while others replace them with native plants.
The study is available free of charge on the internet by clicking here - (in English).

The Agriculture Section will organize the conference, Soil Fertility,  from February 1-4th, 2017 at the Goetheanum.

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:

 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.