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,

From the Life at the Goetheanum


First Worldwide Eurythmy Day, September 24th, 2016

As an initiative from eurythmists, Aban Bana and Dilnawaz Bana, both of Mumbai, India, and with the support of Stefan Hasler, head of the section for Spoken and Musical Arts at the Goetheanum, there has come about the first...[more]


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...[more]


"Faust" at the Goetheanum: Three performances in 2017

After the summer 2016 performances, there will be three full performances of Goethe's Faust I & II (uncut) at the Goetheanum in 2017, newly produced and directed by Christian Peter. [more]


Newly Designed Goetheanum Cafeteria

The cafeteria in the Goetheanum is open again, in a different location, with a larger proposed presentation. Along with it, the bookstore and then reception will be third to be remodeled in the West Entrance.[more]


Natural Science Section: Research Colloquium Open to the Public

From April 14th until the summer of 2016, there will be six open colloquiums offered by the Natural Science section at the Goetheanum. To start off, section leader Johannes Kühl will address the question, "What is an electron?". [more]

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Easter Program

More Information (in German)

Tickets for the Concerts at the Goetheanum Reception


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

17.2.: Open from 1:30-2:15 pm

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.