Visitor Information

Dear Visitors,
Welcome to the Goetheanum. Please feel free to have a look around and explore its public spaces. The Goetheanum is a big sculpture. Its special architecture arose from the impulse to give expression to Anthroposophy not just in thoughts and concepts but also through the arts.
Click here for general opening times. The Vital-Cafe at the Goetheanum is open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm for hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks. The Goetheanum Book Shop and the Kunst & Karten Shop offer a wide range of books and postcards on Anthroposophical and other topics. For information on guided tours, viewings and exhibitions click here. Go to our Events Calendar to find out what is going on at the Goetheanum. For ticket-booking information, please click here.

If you have any questions please contact us at locally at: 061 706 42 42 or use Swiss area code +41

We draw your attention to the following practicalities:

Internet access is possible via LAN cable. Please ask at Reception for your access code. Charges are as follows and check with the reception for updates on pricing and access:
•    1 hour: 5 CHF
•    4 hours: 12 CHF
•    all day: 18 CHF
Conference members can access the internet free of charge. Please present your conference ticket at the reception to collect your access code. Free internet access is available in the Library (opening hours Fri 11 am – 6 pm), located on the East side of the building, facing the garden.
You will find phone booths, for coins or cards, in the Foyer near the South Entrance.Taxcards (phone cards for 5 or 10 CHF) are available at the reception or from the Kunst & Karten Shop.
Photocopier and fax machine is located in the Kunst&Karten Shop
Black and white photocopies: –.20 CHF per A4 page and –.40 CHF per A3 page. Faxes: first page 3 CHF, each consecutive page 1 CHF. Prices may vary.
Luggage and coats
Lockers are provided at the West Entrance for backpacks, suitcases and other larger pieces of luggage; a 1 or 2 Chf coin is needed. There is also an (unattended) cloakroom area at the West Entrance.
Parking in the Goetheanum grounds is subject to a charge, including evenings and weekends. (No parking right next to the Goetheanum building!) For further information see the reception desk.
Lost property and messages
Can be left or picked up at Reception. Unclaimed items will be disposed of after 4 weeks.
Filming, photography and recording
Visitors may take photographs at the Goetheanum in the Foyer and on the staircases but not in the main auditorium or exhibition spaces.
For copyright reasons art work cannot be photographed or recorded and taking photographs, filming and recording are not permitted during lectures, performances and discussion groups unless prior permission has been obtained. Photographers and film makers wishing to publish or commercially use their images or recordings need to sign a special agreement (please ask at  the reception).
Please do not take dogs into the Goetheanum building.