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

15.10.2016 17:15 Age: 1 year
By: Sebastian Jüngel, tranls. Anya Thaker

First Worldwide Eurythmy Day, September 24th, 2016

As an initiative from eurythmists, Aban Bana and Dilnawaz Bana, both of Mumbai, India, and with the support of Stefan Hasler, head of the section for Spoken and Musical Arts at the Goetheanum, there has come about the first Worldwide Eurythmy day on September 24th, 2016.


Eurythmy as stage art: Here is a scene from Goethe's "Faust 1 and 2" (uncut) as directed by Gopetheanum-Stage (Photo: Georg Tedeschi)

As a harmonious art of movement, eurythmy plays into pedagogy, therapy, stage performance, and in the social sphere. Today the study of eurythmy is taught in 22 centers, and a bachelors and masters degree can be achieved; there are 19 training courses reach from South America to across Europe, to Asia.

One of the matters of thought for Aban Bana and Dilnawaz Bana, the two initiators of the World Eurythmy Day, was that each year on September 24th, the possibilities for eurythmy are discussed. In their discussion, they wrote, "What is the most complex and challenging instrument that a human can sound and play? It is that, which all humans share." They meant that which sustains life, and in times of illness, heals. The date, September 24th, is the day in 1912, that Marie Steiner, with Rudolf Steiner, named this art of movement, Eurythmy. The word was not a new creation, it had been used by Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, with a somewhat different meaning.  

Stefan Hasler, first a worldwide eurythmy professor from the Alanus-Hochschule in Alfter, Germany, and today the head of eurythmy for the Section for Spoken and Musical Arts at the Goetheanum, supported the idea for a Eurythmy Day. "After 100 years, Eurythmy has become a reality. Greatly thanks to the worldwide spread of Waldorf-Steiner schools and the artistic ensembles, eurythmy is practiced around the globe, 24 hours a day."

All eurythmists are called to gather in their circles for eurythmy, either exercised together or done as a performance. 

 

 


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: 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.