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!

Renovation Project

Photo: Clearing the Stage

During the commencement party September 29th 2013, over 500 people attended the presentation at the Goetheanum and listened to what needs to be done for the renovation of the stage. On a separate website, the Construction-Administration posts documents, films and information about what is actually taking place with weekly updates about the construction.

Library

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

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

Comments

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

From the Life at the Goetheanum

18.10.2014

Goetheanum Grounds: new path to the West

Since the end of September, landscaping is underway at the Goetheanum : a new parking lot will be put in and with it, a new path to the West entrance of the Goetheanum. [more]


26.09.2014

Re-opening of the Goetheanum Stage

September 26th, the stage in the Great Hall will re-open with a public celebration and the premiere of the Eurythmy program, "Light and Lies". The large stage was completely renewed, except for the concrete shell, and is now...[more]


28.09.2014

Eurythmy Stage Ensemble: Premiere "Light and Lies"

The new stage in the Great Hall, had its opening on September 26th with the Goetheanum Eurythmy ensemble's Performance of "Light and Lies," directed by Margrethe Solstad. Showing images from "Peer Gynt" by Henrik Ibsen, with...[more]


27.09.2014

Offspring in the Meadows

On September 16th in the afternoon, Zina gave birth to a calf, a female named Zaza. Now the heard is complete and the farmer Paul Pieterse is very satisfied. Did you know that in 24 hours, a cow will sleep about 20 minutes,...[more]


27.09.2014

Offspring at the Goetheanum

Since the end of August there have been the births of calves, Zabbat, Zappa and Vince from the mother cows Zwickel, Zera and Vreni in the Goetheanum meadows. Within 2 weeks Zinia will give birth. The heard is cared for and...[more]


28.07.2014

Sergej Prokofieff †

Dear Friends, After a life of tireless activity for anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner, our friend and emeritus Executive Council colleague Sergei Olegovitch Prokofieff crossed the threshold into the spiritual world during the...[more]


17.08.2014

Architecture Exposition "Living Creations"

The exposition, "Living Creations" from Pieter van der Ree will be at the Goetheanum from June 21st - October 18th, 2014, updated with new pieces. This has been brought together with the help of Marianne Schubert, leader of the...[more]


07.06.2014

Garden: extended market

From June 3rd on, the Goetheanum garden market extends its opening hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-12, biodynamic seasonal fruit and vegetables are sold on the East side of the Goetheanum, behind the...[more]


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December 26th-31st, 2014
Rudolf Steiner's
Four Mystery Dramas
The Human Being is the Threshold
Christmas Conference at the Goetheanum (DE, EN, ES, IT)

Tours

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)

Tours of the Building under Construction
Guidance to the construction site; insight into the current renovation on the stage, on the roof and the facade.
Every 1st Saturday of the month at 10:30 am
Duration: about 60 minutes
Meeting point: Reception. Registration is not required. In German

Guided tours of the Exhibition "Living Design"
June 20th- October 19th, 2014
Every Saturday at 11:00 am
Duration: 90 Minutes
Meeting point: reception. Registration is not required. In German

For the continuous online update of events click here.


Overview for 2014 (PDF)
please click on the image

For information about Gift Certificates for our events

Performances

|The Program for the Goetheanum Stage
|The Programm for the Felicia Puppentheater

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, 20:00
Light and Lies 
Images from Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen. Camerata Da Vinci Orchestra ; musical director, Giovanni Barbato; Eurythmy by the Goetheanum eurythmy stage group; Margrethe Solstad, artistic director.

 

 

Thursday October 9th, 2014, 20:15
PSS PSS
A performance of Baccalà Clown di Pessi e Fassari. With and by Camilla Pessi and Simone Fassari. Louis Spagna, Director

Exhibitions

From June 21st to October 14th, 2014 "Living Creations from the Architectural Impulse of Rudolf Steiner in the Mirror of Organic Architecture". Exposition in the Terrace room and in the Foyer, in the North Gallery and on the Executive Council floor. Further information can be found here.