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


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,"...[more]


Group of Works by Jean-Michel Othoniel at the Goetheanum

Von 14. Juni bis 5. Juli wird eine Werkgruppe des auf der Art Basel vertretenen französischen Künstlers Jean-Michel Othoniel im Goetheanum zu sehen sein. Die Sockel für das Gesteinsglas Obsidian hat er dafür von der...[more]


Goetheanum Publishing: Michael Kurtz on "Rudolf Steiner and Music"

After ten years of research, Michael Kurtz for the first time documents a comprehensively study on the theme of: Rudolf Steiner and Music, and in this work, reveals a number of new sources.[more]


The Cows are back on the Goetheanum meadows

For 3 weeks now we are happy about the return of the three mother cows Zwickel, Zera and Vreni and their three male calves, Zabbat, Zappa and Vince. Zinia and Zaza are not here. Perhaps one noticed last year that when the new...[more]


General Anthroposophical Society: Annual General Meeting 2015

Facing the reality of life: At its Annual General Meeting, which was held at the Goetheanum from 27 to 29 March 2015, the General Anthroposophical Society presented itself with all its facets and nuances and as a society that...[more]

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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.