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

22.10.2015 08:18 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Wilson

Social Sciences Section: Gerald Häfner in a Leadership Role

Social Sciences Section: Gerald Häfner with leadership role As of October 1st, Gerald Häfner became a member of the Social Sciences Section's leadership. Along with the former section leader Paul Mackay, he wants to strengthen Rudolf Steiner's social impulse.

Paul Mackay selected Gerald Häfner as a partner in the section's leadership because he sees in him someone, "who is clearly linked to the social impulse from Rudolf Steiner". 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of this movement.

Paul Mackay and Gerald Häfner want to turn to those who are working on solutions for acute social problems. Gerald Häfner knows from personal experience that, "in politics many complex decision must be taken in too short of time," during which, "leaders usually do not have time to stop and think thoroughly how not only to react, but how to shape the future". That is why the work on "long-term, important, developments in the social sphere," is so important. This is where the section would like to make an essential contribution. Paul Mackay and Gerald Häfner hope they find, "a sounding board for new social ideas and impulses," as there are within governments and parliaments as well as in civil society.

Gerald Häfner (58) was a co-founder of the "Green party" in Germany and three-time member of the German legislature, as well as one-time representative in the European Parliament. He is the founder of several civil society initiatives and organizations, including, "More Democracy," and "Democracy International". From 2002 to 2005 he served on the board of the Anthroposophical Society in Germany.

Paul Mackay (69) was co-founder and director of Triodos Bank (NL). Besides his work on the Anthroposophical Executive Council (Vorstandt), he served as head of the board of trustees and later as chairman of GLS Bank (DE). He is currently the chairman for Weleda.



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.