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

19.12.2016 20:18 Age: 2 yrs
By: Seija Zimmermann, Transl. Anya Thaker

Goetheanum Executive Council: Seija Zimmermann resigns in 2018

At the 2018 General Assembly of the Anthroposophic Society, Seija Zimmermann will resign. On a personal note, the doctor mentions returning to her homeland, Finnland where she practices Anthroposophic Medicine.

During the days of St. Nicholas, from December 4-7th 2016, I informed the Executive Council and the Goetheanum leadership that I will step down from my office as a member of the Executive Council at the General Assembly held at Easter, 2018.

The reason for this decision, which really is not easy for me, lies in the development of the situation of Anthroposophic medicine in my home country of Finland, where I still work as an Anthroposophic doctor, albeit very limited.

As I have said elsewhere, the legal and political situation with regard to the recognition of any complementary or integrative medicine in Finland in general and Anthroposophic medicine in particular is very difficult. This is due to the massive resistance from conventional medicine.

The few Anthroposophic doctors in Finland have been involved in this issue since the 1990s, which finally led to the formation of the Finnish Forum for Research in Integrative Medicine, in the autumn of 2014. Within the framework of this forum, an event was held at the University of Tampere on research questions in integrative medicine with more than 400 participants. This event was of historical importance since it was never before possible to speak of questions of complementary medicine at a Finnish university. The event has now set in motion a whole movement, which requires a careful and strong accompaniment, and therefore my presence in Finland is also quite differently than before. Such work will not be afforded to be done remotely via emails or by telephone but will require my actual presence.

At the end of November 2017 I reach the legal age of retirement and I hope that I can use my remaining time and resources for useful work in the area of Anthroposophic medicine in my home country.

I hope for your understanding of my decision and greet all of you with good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Seija Zimmermann

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.