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.

For current event questions,
contact the reception desk:
Phone +41 61 706 42 42, sekretariatnoSpam@goetheanum.org


From the Life at the Goetheanum

07.03.2007 14:07 Age: 11 yrs
By: Wolfgang Held

New Attack by “Living the Christmas Conference” (LCC) against the Anthroposophical Society


Members of the LCC brought charges on July 7, 2006, against six members of the Executive Council at the Goetheanum. It is widely known that the LCC complains that that the members of the Executive Council should themselves bear the court costs for the trials about the constitution of the Anthroposophical Society, and that the Society should not have to pay them. On April 8, 2006, the Annual General Meeting of members had approved the actions of the Executive Council. Now the LCC accuses the Executive Council with misappropriation or false business practices—and has brought charges. In addition, they have raised doubts about the amount of the costs.

The authorities seized the pertinent documents on March 6, 2007. Our colleagues at the Goetheanum were able to document that the costs involved were entirely attributable to legal costs. In view of the many court cases brought against the Anthroposophical Society between 2002 and 2005, the costs were completely understandable. The authorities were further informed that the Solothurn Upper Court had ordered the General Anthroposophical Society (CC) to pay the costs, not the members of the Executive Council. In its judgment of January 12, 2005, it had rejected the suit against the six members of the Executive Council, and admitted only the suit against the General Anthroposophical Society (CC). Accordingly, the General Anthroposophical Society (CC) was ordered to pay the costs. The members of the Executive Council were held accountable for fulfilling the court order (“collectability”).

The constitution problem and its resolution always involved the Anthroposophical Society as an institution; it was never the private affair of individual members of the Executive Council or members of the association. Thus the the LCC claims of misappropriation and false business practices are ungrounded.

The authorities are now looking into these objections on the basis of the pertinent documents.

Dornach, March 7, 2007

Wolfgang Held
Communications and Public Information
Goetheanum, CH-4143 Dornach
tel: ++41 (0) 61 706 42 61
fax: ++41 (0) 61 706 44 35


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.

| Further Information
| Specific Theme Tours (Registration required)

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 and April 27th, 2018: 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.