Library

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

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 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), 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

Welcome to the Goetheanum

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!


From the Life at the Goetheanum

Minipigs Schnuffi and Fleckli mingle about

Since last Wednesday, the two helpers are on the lettuce at the Goetheanum garden. They are lent from the Rudolf Steiner School Birseck and will stay with us for another week, with their famous snouts, to free the field of weeds,...[more]


Fine Arts section: Goetheanum displays the series, "Øya" from Hannes Weigert

In 2011, 77 people were assassinated in Oslo and on the island of Utøya. Artist Hannes Weigert has devoted a picture to each of the victims. His series, "Øya", shows in the Goetheanum from March 26th, 2017 through January 7th,...[more]


Meditation in everyday life: Anthroposophical meditation builds on self-responsibility and establishing relationships

There are numerous meditation approaches, often with connection to a tradition, a teacher or a method. Anthroposophical meditation relies on spiritual autonomy and relationship building. Its complexity will be made fully...[more]


Goetheanum Stage: "Ekmek-Kadaif" – humorously staged

Barbara Bäumler and Rafael Tavares from the Eurythmy stage group at Goetheanum have studied motifs from the fairytale, " Ali, the Master Thief". [more]


Youth section: "We want to shape our future!" - International conference for students of all types of school

Maxine Fowé (19) and Sophie Teske (20) want to draw an "image against the spirit of our time of exclusion". Arranged together with the team at the Youth Section at the Goetheanum, they are addressing students from all forms of...[more]


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Faust I and II 2017

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)

Website for more information (in German)

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 Great Hall:

28.–30.7.: Closed