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

By: Sebastian Jüngel, Transl. Anya Thaker

Eurythmy Solo and Duo Festival at the Goetheanum

Eurythmy makes music's rich aspects visible. The flowing veils and virtuous change of lighting is legendary to eurythmy. The upcoming festival for eurythmy solos and duos shows eurythmists' individual diversity and their close connection with music of the present as well as classic modernism.


Eurythmist Brigitte Mathisen ("The Forest of Love in Us") (Photo: Marion Borriss)

For over 90 years, eurythmy has enriched the existing orchestra of musical movement. It combines expressive images with surreal qualities. Through eurythmy, the being of a role portrayed can be experienced vividly and dynamically. At the Goetheanum eurythmy is equally performed next to theatrical performances, like is shown in the productions of Goethe's Faust 1 and 2 (unabridged) and Rudolf Steiner's four Mystery Dramas. In eurythmy, symphonic works turn into dramatic-flowing motifs. While the artist's implementation integrates with the piece as a whole, the personalities of the individual eurythmists become more tangibly seen in the solo and duo performances.

Stefan Hasler directs eurythmy as well as leads the section for Speech and Performing Arts at the Goetheanum. It is important to him that the intentional diversity of a eurythmy scene is visible and able to be experienced, and that is why he has launched the solo and duo festival.

So many different styles of eurythmy are in this festival, such a high density of eurythmic variety is rarely seen at the Goetheanum. 18 eurythmists give insights into their programs, presenting music from the 20th century, but also bringing Johann Sebastian Bach and for example, Puss in Boots. At the end, the performers will meet with the audience. There will also be the possibility for people to take part in eurythmic movement with no prior knowledge required.

The Eurythmy Solo and Duo Festival, October 20-22nd, 2017, Goetheanum- Details


Easter Program

More Information (in German)

Tickets for the Concerts at the Goetheanum Reception

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.

| Further Information
| 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:

 

2.–6.4., 27.4., 19.–24.7: Closed

17.2.: Open from 1:30-2:15 pm

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.