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

22.10.2014 12:00 Age: 3 yrs
By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Wilson, Marcel Nick

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 Theater company, showing Saturday October 25th, at 7 pm. It is the premiere of this opera in Switzerland.


Performance of "The Fall of the Antichrist" (© Olomouc Moravian Theater)

The "Dramatic Skits," are about the relationships of a scientist, a priest and a poet with a totalitarian dictator, the ruler. Steffen worked out different attitudes, like the pragmatic and idealistic. The technician and the priest submit to the ruler and the artist is in opposition. An old guard helps the artist, who has kept his integrity throughout the ruler's domination. From this, the poet gains the strength to release his spiritual brothers. Only together, as representatives of science, religion and art, can they be effective for the future of mankind.

Viktor Ullmann's Opera, "The Fall of the Antichrist," is his most comprehensive composition. This work is known as his "confession". After yet another great creative effort from the Terezin concentration camp, he was murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau in the gas chamber.

The opera, "The Fall of the Antichrist," was performed for the first time on January 7, 1995 in Bielefeld, 60 years after it was composed. After its second showing at the Hof Theater in 2007, the premiere of the third showing was held in Olomouc on October 18, 2014 for the 70th year memorial of Viktor Ullmann's death. On October 25th, 2014, the Swiss premiere will take place at the Goetheanum. Marcus Gerhardts, who looks after one of the Viktor Ullmann Archives, will give an introduction to the opera at 4:30pm.

Previous to, "The Fall of the Antichrist," at the Moravian Theater in Olomouc, there was a chamber concert in June at the Goetheanum that closed with lyrics and compositions from Viktor Ullmann.


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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| 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.