The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours: Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00
Closed: 11.7. – 25.8.
Special Opening 29.7.: 11:00 – 14:00
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 their 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.
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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!
The exhibition offers an extraordinary range of pictures and books, which appeared in Germany in the early 17th century. The Rosicrucian Manifestos, "Fama fraternitatis", "Confessio fraternitatis" and "Chemical Wedding," were aimed at the scholars of Europe and aimed at a social, spiritual, scientific and artistic renewal of society. There are also related sources which express the relationship of God and nature as well as of macrocosmos and microcosmos. They originate from the works of Heinrich Kunrath, Daniel Mögling, Stephan Michelspacher, Robert Fludd and Michael Maier, and were made in the years 1616 to 1618.
The world's largest collection of manuscripts and books of the hermetic tradition in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (Library of Hermetic Philosophy), in Amsterdam, founded by Joost Ritman in 1984, has aroused interest in the previously forgotten writings. In the time of Spinoza, it was the center for Bohemian esotericism with the institution for Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam. Due to a common interest in the Rosicrucian tradition and in connection with the conference, "The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz," the exhibition, which has been traveling through Europe since 2014, will be at the Goetheanum from May 5th-30th. Esther Ritman, director of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, will open the exhibition on May 5th.
Opening with Esther Ritman, May 5th at 16:30: "Divine Wisdom- Divine Nature." The message of the Rosicrucian Manifesto in the pictoral language of the 17th Century.
Exhibition: May 5th-30th, 2017, Wed.-Sat. 15:00-18:30, Goetheanum Terrace, Entry:5 CHF.
Showing in April 2017, in Budapest
Conference "The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. The Alchemy of the Soul in Imaginations." May 5th-7th 2017, Goetheanum
Next performances (in German):
17-19th, July (Faust-Conference 17-19th, July)
21-24th, July (Faust Conference 20–24th, July)
28-30th, July (Faust-Conference 27-30th, July)
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 Great Hall: