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

11.06.2015 19:36 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Wilson

Goetheanum Publishing: "Ars Herbaria" one of the most beautiful books

In 2015, Goetheanum Publishing once again produced one of the most beautiful German books. This title was earned by Paul Schatz for his book, "Architecture and Eversion," in 2014, and then again in 2015 for "Ars Herbaria," written by Karin Mecozzi and designed by Wolfram Schildt and Anna S. Fischer.

"The publishing house at the Goetheanum does not only want to publish books that are rich in content, but also those that are aesthetically pleasing." Appropriately, "Ars Herbaria" by Karin Mecozzi came out earlier this year from Goetheanum Publishing and four months later it was named one of the 25 most beautiful German books of 2015 and, "an example for presentation, concept and workmanship," that "shows important trends and tendencies in the book market". Five books from five categories received a reward and "Ars Herbaria" received an award under the category of "Advice".

The winning books were presented publicly, first at LiberBerlin, from the 12-14th of June, 2015 and at the Book Days Berlin, from June 17-19th. In the fall, the books will be desplayed at book fairs in Frankfurt and Leipzig, as well as in Buenos Aires, Göteborg, Guadalajara, Jerusalem and Moscow. Other venues include the German Book Information Centres in Moscow and Beijing, as well as at the Toppan Printing Museum in Tokyo.

In "Ars Herbaria," the herbolist graduate Karin Mecozzi promotes encounters with nature as a vital part of life. Allowing oneself to be embrassed by and exposed to the present climate zone and season for example, helps develope an understanding for the rhythmic breathing in and out process.

Karin Mecozzi follows the rhythm of sprouting, growing, and decaying in the medicinal plants and trees. The author has developed a practical herbal guide with instructions on how to collect, dry, process and store plants. The perception exercises found here are from Jochen Bockemühl and Goetheanism, and a larger ground for Mecozzi's work is Rudolf Steiner's "Agricultural Course".



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.