Library

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.

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

Comments

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.

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From the Life at the Goetheanum

10.10.2013 12:00 Age: 4 yrs
By: Translation Anya Wilson, Marcel Nick

Memorial Day: 100th Year Laying of the Foundation Stone

On September 20th, 2013 the memorial for the 100th year laying of the Foundation Stone was held. Johanna Taraba reports under the title, "Stone of the Beginning" in "Goetheanum" No. 41/2013.   fand der Gedenktag zur Grundsteinlegung des Ersten Goetheanum vor 100 Jahren statt. Johanna Taraba berichtet unter dem Titel "Stein des Anfangs?" im "Goetheanum" Nr. 41/2013.


It was particularly when dusk was slowly falling outside, that the time drew together. As we heard the solemn words that Rudolf Steiner spoke 100 years ago, facing the Foundation Stone in the light of a small flock of people with a few torches, one could get the impression that we can, just like at the end of a life, manage that a biographic red line, as a bridge to the beginning, can become visible.

The pit, into which the Foundation Stone was laid, as a sign of the future to come, came clearly to me as a picture, via those words. With the previous Johannes-prologue still ringing in my ears, this deed stood before me like a holy act of creation.

Cautiously one can also hear: "A building came to be, wanted by the people, it's name, Johannes". From primevil beginning, it is not the light, but a witness of the light. "Spiritual Science must fullfill it's task to accomplish what, from the beginning, has been set out for it", said Peter Selg later.

People who still nowadays gather in this Johannes-building, probably feel the task innerly, "Change your sense of being!" And is this not a Foundation Stone for the School of Spiritual Science's work and the impulses that grow from it?

Just as more people gather at the grave of a funeral than at a birth, here in the second Goetheanum, almost all of the seats in the Great Hall were filled. Is it possible that this is a ceremony, like Rudolf Gädecke mentioned at the beginning, in which we anchor those events deepy and firmly in ourself? Is a modern Foundation Stone laying possible? After 100 years, will the end bring us to a beginning?

Source: Das Goetheanum No. 41/2013

 

 


Mystery Dramas

Mystery Dramas in 2017 (in German):

Conference (Dec. 26–31st)

Performances (Dec. 27–31st) 

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.

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Exhibitions

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:

 

December 29th, 2017: Closed

Open from 1:30-2pm Dec. 13–15th, & 19–21st, 28th,30th,31st, 2017

Open from 1:30-2:15 pm Feb. 17th, 2018


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.