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

27.10.2016 05:39 Age: 2 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Thaker

Goetheanum Publishing: "Love Cleaning?! by Linda Thomas is on the Book Art Foundation's (Stiftung Buchkunst) Longlist

Each year, the Book Art Foundation (Stiftung Buchkunst), names "the Most Beautiful German Books". For 2016, Linda Thomas' book, "Love Cleaning?!" passed the first hurdle, standing amonst the 124 titles on the longlist, as one of the 18 books in the category, "Advice".

In her book, "Love Cleaning?!" Linda Thomas describes her relationship with cleaning. From personal experience, she relays that cleaning is not simply removing dirt per se, but also working to create a pleasant atmosphere. This is not all that takes place; "by taking care cleaning, we also make room for something new."

The author's intent ranges from regular cleanings such as in Spring or Fall, to working to create a better relationship with one's environment, and developing a better relationship with oneself. A special benefit to a well-structured life, is minimized room-cleaning and household burdens.

Also from the Goetheanum Publishing, the book, "Ars Herbaria" stands out as one of the 25 "Most Beautiful German Books of 2015," (1 of 5 from the category, "Advice") as well as, "Architecture and Eversion" by Paul Schatz, one of the 25 "Most Beautiful German Books of 2014," 1 of 5 from the category, "Science, School text- and Teacher's books".

Longlist 2016
Linda Thomas: Love Cleaning?!, Goetheanum Publishing (Verlag am Goetheanum)
414 Pgs., 30 Euros/35 Chf, ISBN  978-3-7235-1550-1

Most Beautiful German Books of 2015
Karin Mecozzi: Ars Herbaria. Healing Plants in the Cycle of the Year , Natura-Publishing (Natura-Verlag)
352 Pgs., 46 Euros/62 Chf, ISBN 978-3-7235-1521-1

Most Beauitful German Books of 2014
Paul Schatz: Architecture and Eversion
Edited by Matthias Mochner, Goetheanum Publishing (Verlag am Goetheanum)
432 Pgs., 58 Euros/76 Chf, ISBN 978-3-7235-1450-4

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.