Welcome to the Goetheanum

The Goetheanum is the center of a global network of spiritually dedicated people. As the home of the School of Spiritual Science and the General Anthroposophical Society, it serves as a place for exchanges over spiritual issues and trainings in artistic and scientific fields. The events held here range from lectures on special topics to large international confrences. On the stage, local and touring ensembles present Eurythmy, dramas and plays, puppetry, and musical performances. Located in the Jura landscape 10 km south of Basel, the Goetheanum with its expressive architecture, sits on Dornacher Hill. The Goetheanum has a picturesque garden park, café, bookstore and card shop, and is an inviting place to visit. Welcome!


The library at the Goetheanum has approximately 110,000 books.

Opening times: Tuesdays, 17:00 to 19:00; Fridays, 11:00 to 18:00


We are continually working on the English site. Email us with comments.

From the Life at the Goetheanum


Executive Council at the Goetheanum: retirement of Virginia Sease and new member Constanza Kaliks

After 31 years serving on the Executive Council, Virginia Sease announced her retirement at the Annual General Anthroposophical meeting-- she will continue on with many of her current tasks. The members agreed on the addition of...[more]


Section for Social Science: Annual meeting "Creation out of the I"

The Section for Social Science at the Goetheanum met March 13th-15th for their annual meeting, organized into work Groups by profession. The connecting theme for the plenum was, how humans socially create out of nothing.[more]


General Anthroposophical Society: Annual General Meeting 2015

General Anthroposophical Society Invitation to the Regular Annual General Meeting on March 27–29, 2015 at the Goetheanum Dear members, We would like to extend a warm invitation to the 2015 annual general meeting of the General...[more]


The Fine Arts Section: Artist in Residence

From February 3rd, the Fine Arts Section will have an Artist in Residence for the first time, the culture and textile scientist, Heide Nixdorff. She will work with examples of Anthroposophic textile art to examine and...[more]


The Goetheanum Stage: Faust Practice Begins

On January 20th, the Faust production at the Goetheanum began practice. With a preview of Faust I in July 2015 and a single act from Faust II in the Fall 2015, the premiere of the uncut, full Faust I and II will be shown at...[more]


Goetheanum Publishing: Advent Calendar

The Goetheanum Publishing has put an Advent calendar on its website. From December 1 to 24 every day opens a new door. What is behind it? You'll be surprised! To the Advent Calender [more]


General Anthroposophical Society: Christmas Appeal 2014

An enormous amount of work has been done over the last two years thanks to the joint efforts of many, many members and some branches and country societies. It has been possible to safeguard and renew the physical substance of the...[more]


Mathematical-AstronomicalSection: Successful implementation of Hexagon mechanism!

As part of the Hexagon-mechanism project, the engineer Johann Wolfesberger and Oliver Conradt, the leader of the Section for Mathematics and Astronomy, have – over the past three and a half years – developed new inversion...[more]

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Christmas 2014 to Easter 2015
Lectures on Sergej O. Prokofieff's Christology work
Lectures by Peter Selg on December 25, 2014, 20:00, January 18, 2015, 20:00, February 28, 2015, 20:00,  March 15, 2015, 20:00, April 5, 2015, 9:00

Summer 2015 until Easter 2016
24th- 26th July, 2015
"... What Holds the World Together in its Innermost"

Faust I. Faust Conference at the Goetheanum
Easter 2016: Première Faust I and II

Gift Certificates

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 6 - 8th March 2015
Speech Chorus Conference
Goethe's Genius of Language 
Rhythum and sound formation in Goethe's poetry. A training weekend for speech formation practitioners and speech students in their last year

March 30th- April 3rd, 2015
Transitions in Childhood from birth to 14 years: significance, challenges and consequences

Tasks for Educators and Teachers (DE, EN, ES, CN)

3- 5th April 2015
The Dramatics of the Easter Events 
Easter Conference (DE, EN)

For the continuous online update of events click here.

Overview for 2015 (PDF) please click on the image


|The Program for the 
Goetheanum Stage

|The Programm for the 
Felicia Puppentheater

Saturday March 21st, 2015 | 20:00 The Cherry Garden from Anton Tschechow, Claudio Puglisi, Director Further performances: March 22nd | 16:30

Saturday March 7th, 2015 | 8 pm
Swiss sounds then and now. Basel vocal soloists with camerata variabile; Sebastian Goll, conductor


February 15th to March 29th, 2015
The Metamorphoses of Fear 
An exposition of the art collection at the Goetheanum
Vernissage: Saturday, February 14th, 14:30

February 23rd-  April 19th 2015
Landscape of the Soul
Dorothea Templeton, Painter
Vernissage: Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 16:00


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.

| Further Information
| Specific Theme Tours (Registration required)