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.

September 26th, 2014 from 3-4pm there will be a ceremony for the reopening of the Goetheanum stage in the Great Hall.

Note: the Statue "The Representative of Humanity" will be behind scaffolding from August 4th for a month due to cleaning, the room will be open during visiting hours.


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

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

Closed: 5 July to 15 September 2014

From the Life at the Goetheanum


Sergej Prokofieff †

Sergei Prokofiev †  Dear friends,  Our friend and emeritus fellow board member Sergei Prokofiev crossed the threshold into the spiritual world early in the morning of July 26th 2014, after three years of serious...[more]


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]


General Meeting of the Anthroposophic Society

Members confirm changes in statutes.[more]


Michaelic Affirmation

The General Anthroposophic Society's meeting from April 11th-13th grasped the theme of the year: ""the I recognizes itself" in light of the Michaelic affirmation": the one who knows oneself, can also work with others.[more]


Goetheanum Publishing: Linda Thomas on Spring Cleaning

In Linda Thomas' book, "Spring Cleaning", she reveals cleaning procedures from around the world, and developes a cleaning philosophy. Antedotes illustrate this pioneer's personal, close connection with the culture of ecological...[more]


Rebuilding the Goetheanum Stage

The process of breaking-down of the "old" Goetheanum stage is completed. The inside of the Goetheanum stage area is comparable to a cube. The "Renovation Newsletter" no. 3, documents this turning point from breaking down to...[more]


Goetheanum Publishing: Books (viewed virtually) at Easter Time

Traditionally, our star calendar begins at Easter. 2014 is a year with unusual planetary constellations: Mars joins with Saturn in August, while at the same time, Jupiter and Venus celebrate in communion. Many further...[more]


Christian Morgenstern at the Goetheanum

The 31st of March, 2014 was the 100th anniversary of the death of Christian Morgenstern. In cultural conferences, performances and in the weekly journal, "Das Goetheanum" the poet is described as someone with unconventional...[more]

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

July 27th - August 2nd, 2014
The 19 Class Lessons
For members of the School of Spiritual Science from the General Anthroposophic Section at the Goetheanum.  (DE, EN)


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)

July 26th- August 2nd, 2014                                                                       Summer Painting Course in English                                                           Painting with  Plant Pigments. Theme: The Plant Motif and the Elements- towards Metamorphosis. Malschule am Goetheanum

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


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

Thursday, July 31st, 2014, 8pm

Peer you lie

Images from Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen. Eurythmy by the Goetheanum Eurythmy stage ensemble; Margrethe Solstad, artistic direction. Camerata Orchestra Da Vinci; Giovanni Barbato, conductor 

Sold out. Remaining tickets at the box office (30 CHF, 20 CHF discount *;   Information: +41 61 706 44 44)



General Tours Introduction to the history of the Goetheanum, the biography of Rudolf Steiner and the foundations of Anthroposophy: Saturdays, 2pm. Meeting point: Reception desk. Registration is not required. In German and English.

| Further Information
| Themed Tours (Registration required)

Tours of the Building under Construction
Guidance into the construction site; insights into the current renovatio 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