The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours: Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00
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), education, biodynamic agriculture, medicine, mathmatics/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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brain research shows that children's dexterity, ability to walk, speak and think, is best learned through their own activities involving experimentation and error, free-play, imitation and direct contact with their surroundings and other humans. Understanding this, pedagogs and neuroscientists like Manfred Spitzer have assessed the early use of digital media as harmful.
Waldorf pedagog at the Goetheanum, Claus-Peter Röh finds this petition especially important. As one of the two leaders of the pedagogical section, he emphasizes the imprint the world of the senses and social connections have on a young person's biography. "Versatile experiences of the senses and interactions with teachers, other children, and the environment and nature form a ground upon which a child's identity and health is being built up for later stages". He sees early experiences with digital and virtual media which reflect impressions and impulses, as "a special threat to the health and development of one's life force"!
The petition, "No to digital Daycare! Yes to positive development investments!" can be signed by people from every country and is open until the 20th of May, hoping for 100,000 signatures. "This can only happen when many people get engaged in this effort," Michaela Glöckler says. Here is the website to sign the petition: www.openpetition.de/petition/online/digital-kita-nein-ja-zu-konstruktiven-bildungsinvestitionen.
The European Alliance for Anthroposophic Initiatives (Eliant) will support this petition, as well as the Alliance for Childhood, the worldwide Waldorf alliance for young children (IASWECE) and the international Waldorf kindergarten association.
March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018
Daily from 8 -22:00
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
"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