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

15.12.2016 21:22 Age: 2 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, transl. Anya Thaker

Goetheanum Publishing: New Goetheanum Calender!

In 2017, Goetheanum publishing for the first time brings forth a calender with pictures of the Goetheanum. Photos of the first Goetheanum taken by Gertrud von Heydebrand-Osthoff were chosen and photos of the second Goetheanum are by Simon Andreas Peter.

Being a school for spiritual science and a "House of the Word," the Goetheanum had set for itself, a challenging cultural task. It was originally built in 1913 from wood, with a concrete base. After the building was demolished by an act of arson on New Years Eve, 1922/23, a rebuilding out of concrete followed, taking place from 1925 to 1928.

In these buildings Rudolf Steiner executed a transformation of fundamental forms. Through the chosen calendar motifs, one can equally move back and forth, between time and space, and study similarities and differences. The first Goetheanum streamed forth warmth and comfort, being built of wood and having a round form. The photos from Gertrud von Heydebrand-Osthoff show the impressionably fine and sharp details of the outer building in wood and how it sits embedded in the landscape. The images taken by Simon Andreas Peter show the richness of the effects of light on the second Goetheanum.

Goetheanum publishing will bring out another calendar the following year, with more lesser known photos of the first Goetheanum and unique perspectives taken of the second Goetheanum.

The First and Second Goetheanum, Calender 2017, 42 x 57 cm
Photos from Gertrud von Heydebrand-Osthoff, Simon Andreas Peter
Goetheanum publishing, 14 pgs, 30 Euro/38 Swiss Francs
ISBN 978-3-7235-1569-3

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.