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.


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


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]


Goetheanum Publishing: Advent and Christmas book recommendations

The book "The Twelve Holy Nights and the Spiritual Hierarchies," from Sergei O Prokofieff is a profound companion for the period between Christmas Eve and Epiphany. Work with the subject can be a key to answer the...[more]


Executive Council of the Goetheanum: Constanza Kaliks is nominated as a new member

The Goetheanum's Executive Council has nominated Constanza Kaliks, leader of the Youth Section, to join the council. This was announced on Members Day on November 7, 2014 at the Goetheanum.[more]


Swiss premiere: "The Fall of the Antichrist" Opera from Viktor Ullmann

The first opera on the Goetheanum's new, large stage with an orchestra pit is, "The Fall of the Antichrist" from Viktor Ullmann, based on the "Dramatic Skits" by Albert Steffen. This is a guest performance by the Olomouc Moravian...[more]


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]


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]


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]


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]

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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 2015, 20:00,  March 25, 2015, 20:00, April 5, 2015, 9:00



January 1-5, 2015 THREE TO ONE

On the Way The anthroposophical path of study in everyday life and professional practice. Workshops for young entrepreneurs of life, young professionals and creators of the future.

Wednesday Feburary 4-7th, 2015 Beginning at 3pm
Agriculture Conference
How can we accompany the animals with dignity into the future?

Annual International Conference of the biodynamic movement (DE, EN, FR, IT, ES)




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 2015 (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

January 24th, 20:00 pm

February 21st, 20:00 pm


November 3, 2014 - January 30, 2015 8:00 - 22:00 in the Goetheanum
Color Paths- Sensing Form 
Paintings by Ulrich Oelssner. Sculptures by Astrid Haueisen-Oelssner.
Opening reception: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 16:00