Visitors 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.
    
The Vital-Cafe at the Goetheanum is open for hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks. The Goetheanum Book Shop offer a wide range of books and postcards on anthroposophical and other topics. A guided tour gives you an insight into the history of the Goetheanum and its premises.

Dogs
Dogs - with the exception of guide dogs - can not be taken to the Goetheanum.

Opening Hours

During conferences there are extended opening times as needed. These are published here. If in doubt, ask.

Goetheanum

daily  8:00 - 22:00
phone + 41 61 706 42 42
infonoSpam@goetheanum.ch

Vital-Café

(Wandelhalle)
daily 10.00–17.00
phone +41 61 706 42 88 

Reception

Ticket Office
Tue, Wen, Thu, Sun 8.00–18.00
Fri & Sat 8.00–20.00
Monday no ticket sale

Phone Order
Di–Sa 14.00–18.00 Uhr

phone + 41 61 706 44 44
fax + 41 61 706 44 46
ticketsnoSpam@goetheanum.ch 

Bookstore

Mon–Fri 9.00–12.30 and 13.30-18.30
Sat 9.00–17.00
Sun 11.00–16.00

special opening hours

Library

Tue 14.00–19.00
Fri 14.00–18.00

Lend out
phone +41 61 706 42 60
ausleihenoSpam@goetheanum.ch 

Administration
phone +41 61 706 42 63
bibliotheknoSpam@goetheanum.ch 

Grosser Saal (Main Hall)

Daily 13:30–14:30
Exception: Sat 13.04. 13:30-14:00
closed: Mon 15.4., Tue 30.7., Wen 31.7., Fri 2.8., Sat 3.8.

With painted ceiling, stained-glass windows, sculpted columns and architraves. 2nd floor, use South lift, South staircase or West staircase.

Exhibition room

Fri 14-16, Sat–Sun 10–12 and 14–16 and Mon–Thu 14:30–15:30
Exceptions: Fri 12.4., Sat 13.4. 13:30-16:00

Mit Holzskulptur "Der Menschheitsrepräsentant zwischen Luzifer und Ahriman" sowie Motiven zum ersten und zweiten Goetheanumbau. Im Goetheanum, Südtreppenhaus, 4. Stock

Model of the First Goetheanum

Fri 14–16 and Sun 10–12

Walk-in model of the first Goetheanum. Installation: Rudolf Feuerstack, since 1994. True-to-detail and with original materials, scale 1:20. Special viewings on request. Exhibition Room at the Goetheanum, South staircase, 4th floor.

Hochatelier

Fri 14:30–15:30

Rudolf Steiner’s and Edith Maryon’s studio 1914-1925; «1:1-Model» and replicas of models for the wooden sculpture “The Representative of Humanity between Lucifer and Ahriman”. Blue wooden building located South-East of the Schreinerei.

Rudolf Steiner Atelier

Fri 14–15

Rudolf Steiner’s Studio.The room where he resided during the time of his illness, from September 1924 to 30 March 1925. Schreinerei, entrance on the right.

Artists’ Flat in Eurythmy House

Fri 15:30-16:30
Its closed. It will reopen April 5, 2019

Room of sculptor Edith Maryon, Rudolf Steiner’s co-worker, with original works. Lower Eurythmy House, Rüttiweg 30, 1st floor.

Rudolf Steiner Archiv

(at Haus Duldeck)

Mon–Fri 15–18

Shop and office.

Architekturpfad

Dornach Arlesheim
Brochures available at the reception in the Goetheanum

From the Goetheanum different colored signposted paths lead in four directions through Dornach and Arlesheim. Selected buildings of the organic-plastic architectural style can be independently explored.

Reception & Ticket Sales

Prices
You will find the prices for our admission-relevant events in our event calendar, the prices for the conferences in the information on the respective conference.

Concessions
Students, pupils, pensioners / seniors, the unemployed, apprentices, military / community service providers, people with disabilities (IV pension). Please note that for some events additional discount conditions may apply.

Concessions Children
For children under 16. 

Wheelchair
There are 3 wheelchair spaces in the Grosse Saal and 2 wheelchair spaces in the Grundsteinsaal. Companions receive free admission.

Tickets for single events
Single tickets can be purchased at the reception, ordered by mail or by phone. We will gladly send you the tickets if ordered in time (CHF 3.- shipping). Reservations are accepted. Tickets can not be taken back after purchase.

Conference tickets
Registration for the conference either on paper or online. For more information, see the conference information for each conference you want to sign up for.

Payment options
We accept cash (Euro and CHF), VISA, MasterCard, ec-direct and Postcard-Schweiz.

Download

  • General Terms and Conditions (AGB_EN.pdf) (66 Ko)
  • Terms of Insurance (AVB_EN.pdf) (56 Ko)
  • House rules (in German) (Hausordnung_de.pdf) (53 Ko)
  • Bus and disabled parking (Busparkplatz_2016.pdf) (932 Ko)

Ticket Office
Tue, Wen, Thu, Sun 8.00–18.00
Fri & Sat 8.00–20.00
Monday no ticket sale

Phone Order
Di–Sa 14.00–18.00 Uhr

phone + 41 61 706 44 44
fax + 41 61 706 44 46
ticketsnoSpam@goetheanum.ch 

Guided Tours

Discover the Goetheanum and its surrounding park

In an environment more and more characterized by settlements, the Goetheanum Gartenpark cultivates an area of 12 ha. This area combines horticulture (vegetable production, flowers, medicinal plants, etc.), parks, agriculture (cows, bees) and nature conservation. To get to know the Goetheanum and its garden park, the Agriculture Section and the Natural Science Section jointly offer a daily program for groups upon request.

Day programme with an introduction to biodynamic farming. Guided tours. Work groups.

Information and booking:
ph + 41 61 706 42 11
sektion.landwirtschaft@goetheanum.ch

Guided tour through the Rudolf Steiner Archive

Wednesdays, 15:00-16::00

10 CHF / person. At least 3 people, maximum 20 people. Registration is not required. Meeting place: House Duldeck
Guided tours for groups (max. 30 people) by appointment: 150 CHF
Information:
ph + 41 61 706 82 10
archiv@rudolf-steiner.com

Themed Tours (to be booked in advance)

In German, English, Spanish, French, Italian. Other languages on request

General Tour Architectural tour including Main Auditorium and Exhibition Room. Introduction to the Goetheanum – past and present, Rudolf Steiner’s life and the foundations of anthroposophy Recommended starting time: between 13:00 and 14:30.

Architectural Tour Architecture and composition of the Goetheanum and surrounding landscape; history, building style and materials, the language of organically sculpted forms.

Buildings around the Goetheanum Rudolf Steiner’s architectural concept of the Goetheanum and surrounding buildings. Outside viewing only.

Architecture Path Tours Guided tour to selected buildings from the four Architecture Walks. Duration 90-120 minutes.

Felsliweg / Philosophenweg Walk to the Goetheanum. Experience the language of the architecture and the landscaped surroundings. Meet at “Goetheanum” bus stop.

Goetheanum Gardens and Park Landscape design, biodiversity and the principles of biodynamic agriculture in the Goetheanum Gardens and Park.

The stained-glass windows of the Main Auditorium Large-scale carved windows with motifs based on sketches by Rudolf Steiner. Recommended starting time: 13:30

The painted ceiling in the Main Auditorium The painted ceiling with motifs based on sketches by Rudolf Steiner. Recommended starting time: 13:30

Columns and sculptural metamorphosis in the Main Auditorium What comes to expression in the forms and metamorphosis of the seven columns and architraves? Recommended starting time: 13:30

Coloured lights and shadows in the Main Auditorium The interplay of colour and light created by the stained-glass windows. Recommended starting time: 13:30. Only on sunny days.

The history of the Wooden Sculpture Viewing of preliminary models and the 9.5-metre wooden sculpture “The Representative of Humanity between Lucifer and Ahriman”.

Rudolf Steiner and the Dornach Hill Rudolf Steiner’s places of residence and work in Dornach (1914 to 1925), his biography and impulses.

Observatory Star gazing on clear nights.

Children's Tours

Interactive surprise tours for children to get to know the Goetheanum. Ideal for children’s birthdays or school classes. Our tour guides are trained educators who will adapt the programme for different age groups.
Themed tours are also available for adults.

Treasure hunt Follow the clues through the Goetheanum and surrounding buildings and find the treasure.

Where’s the dragon’s head? A journey of discovery through the Goetheanum and surrounding park. 

All kinds of angles There are right angles in the Goetheanum, but there are others too!

Spot your colour! Interactive colour journey through the Goetheanum.
From roof to floor. Journey of discovery into hidden places which are not usually open to the public.

From roof to floor Journey of discovery into hidden places which are not usually open to the public.

Find the hunter in the Main Auditorium! Motifs and colours in the carved windows of the Main Auditorium.

Who would have thought of skulls? An unexpected motif which appears repeatedly in the architecture, sculptures and paintings of the Goetheanum.

Additional Courses

Eurythmy

You can book an eurythmy session (introduction or practice session) with any of the above tours.
Minimum number of participants: 7
Duration: 30 min
Fee: 120 CHF

Painting

You can book a painting session with any of the above tours.
Minimum number of participants: 7
Duration: 30 min
Fee: 120 CHF + 50 CHF for materials

Prices

Guided Tour short 60 minutes
Up to 6 people 90 CHF, 7 people or more + 15 CHF/person

Guided Tour medium 90 minutes
Up to 6 people 120 CHF, 7 people or more + 15 CHF/person

Guided Tour long 120 minutes
Up to 6 people 180 CHF, 7 people or more + 15 CHF/person

School groups (incl. teachers) and anthroposophical Institutions

Guided Tour short 60 minutes
Up to 20 people: 120 CHF total, each additional person + 7 CHF

Guided Tour medium 90 minutes
Up to 20 people: 150 CHF total, each additional person + 7 CHF

Guided Tour long 120 minutes
Up to 20 people: 200 CHF total, each additional person + 7 CHF


Please note that there are no tours on Mondays

Directions to the Goetheanum

By train
From Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take train S3 (destination Laufen) to Dornach-Arlesheim, then take local bus no. 66 from the train station to the bus stop "Goetheanum"

By tram
From Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take line 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station, then take local bus no. 66 to the bus stop "Goetheanum"

By car
Leave the motorway Basel-Délémont at junction Reinach-Süd and follow a signs to Dornach. Parking at the Goetheanum is subject to a charge (including evenings and weekends)

On foot
15-minute walk from Dornach-Arlesheim train station

For wheelchair users and disabled people designated parking you will find signposted in the southwest (the two outer parking spaces on the right) and the east (the two outer parking spaces on the right) of the Goetheanum (see Parking Plan). With the wheelchair you reach the Goetheanum via the ramp to the left of the south entrance. On the ground floor to the left of the ladies' room (passageway Wandelhalle / Foyer) there is a wheelchair-accessible WC.

The large hall, the exhibition room and various function rooms (Süddachatelier, Nordachatelier, Nordsaal, Konferenzraum (ramp currently under repair) can be reached with the Süd- und Nordlift. 3 wheelchairplaces available in the Grosse Saal, 2 wheelchair places in the Grundsteinsaal.

The Schreinerei can be reached by wheelchair via the garden square behind the joinery. So that we can prepare the access to the joinery, we ask you to register in advance with us.

The rooms of the Rudolf Steiner Halde, the Holzhaus and Haus Schuurman are not wheelchair accessible.

For further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us daily from 8 to 22 o'clock under the telephone number: +41 61 706 42 42

Accommodation

Haus Friedwart
Lärchenweg 11, 4143 Dornach
Number of rooms: 20
Shower rooms on each floor
singles from 70 CHF bed & breakfast
doubles from 110 CHF bed & breakfast
5 mins walk to the Goetheanum 

Begegnungszentrum
Sonnhaldeweg 1, 4143 Dornach
single room from 55 CHF
double room from 90 CHF
10 mins walk to the Goetheanum

Contact

friedwartnoSpam@goetheanum.ch 
www.friedwart.ch
Tel. +41 61 706 42 82

Some hotels offer special conditions on demand and special offers for Goetheanum conference visitors.

Stiftung Kloster Dornach
Amtshausstrasse 7, 4143 Dornach
Tel. +41 61 701 12 72
Fax +41 61 701 12 49
www.klosterdornach.ch

Number of Rooms: 32
Single from 75 CHF, fair price from 115 CHF
Double from 120 CHF, fair price from 160 CHF
Showers on each floor, for 1 floor: wheelchairs (stair lift , bathroom and toilets)
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Engeli-Garni
Bruno Ritter
Unterdorfstrasse 29, 4143 Dornach
Tel +41 61 631 00 00
Fax. +41 61 701 13 01
www.engeli-garni.ch

Number of Rooms: 8
Standard room single use with breakfast 95 CHF
Large room single use with breakfast 125 CHF
each additional person in the room + 55 CHF
Garage parking nearby (free of charge)
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Jura
Bruggweg 61, 4143 Dornach
Tel : + 41 61 706 98 00
Fax + 41 61 701 98 19
www.hoteljura.ch

Number of rooms: 11
Single from 80 CHF
Double from 150 CHF
5–10 % group discount
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Gasthof zum Ochsen ****
Ermitagestrasse 16, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 706 52 00
www.ochsen.ch

4 stars
Number of rooms: 35
Single from 129 CHF
Double from 149 CHF
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Ermitage Arlesheim
Ermitagestrasse 2, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 701 54 20
Fax +41 61 701 37 20
www.eremitage.ch

Number of rooms: 27
Single from 115 CHF
Double from 180 CHF
20 min walk to the Goetheanum

Gasthaus zum Stärne
Ermitagestrasse 1, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 701 99 52
www.werkstar.ch

Number of Rooms: 5
Single from 55 CHF
Double room from 90 CHF
Breakfast: 10 CHF
Stärne offers jobs for mentally disabled and unemployed people .
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Gasthof zur Sonne ***
Untere Kirchgasse 1, 4147 Aesch
Tel +41 61 751 17 72
Fax +41 61 751 23 13
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3 stars
Number of rooms: 19
Single from 130 CHF
Double from 180 CHF
10 min by car to the Goetheanum

Bad Schauenburg ****
Schauenburgerstrasse 76, 4410 Liestal
Tel +41 61 906 27 27
Fax +41 61 906 27 00
www.badschauenburg.ch

4 stars
Number of rooms: 33
Single from 145 CHF incl breakfast
Double room including breakfast from 200 CHF

Hotel Reinacherhof ***
In Reinacherhof 177, 4163 Reinach
Tel +41 61 716 94 16
Fax +41 61 416 94 10
www.hotel-reinacherhof.ch

3 stars
Number of rooms: 14
Single from 135 CHF, weekend rate from 115 CHF
Double room from CHF 200, weekend rate from 175 CHF
10 min by car to the Goetheanum

Hotel Hofmatt
Basel Strasse 88, 4142 Münchenstein
Tel +41 61 416 08 48
Fax +41 61 416 08 49
www.hotelhofmatt.ch

Number of rooms: 15
Single from 115 CHF
Double from 175 CHF
20 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Hotel Teufelhof
Leonhardsgraben 49, 4051 Basel
Tel +41 61 261 10 10
www.teufelhof.com

Number of rooms: 33
Single from 135 CHF
Double from 155 CHF
+ tax per person / night including Mobility Ticket
40 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Hotel bildungszentrum 21
Missionsstrasse 21, Basel 4003
Tel +41 61 260 21 21
www.bildungszentrum-21.ch

Number of rooms: 74
Single from 140 CHF
Double from 160 CHF
including Mobility Ticket
40 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Rooms-Dornach.ch arranges rooms and apartments in Dornach and Arlesheim from private hosts.
The rooms and apartments are within walking distance to the Goetheanum.

  • Single room from 55.- CHF per night
  • Double room from 90.- CHF per night
  • Appartements from 110.- CHF per night

Basel Back Pack
Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel
Tel. +41 61 333 00 37
Fax +41 61 333 00 39
www.baselbackpack.com 

Anzahl Betten: 81
MBZ ab 32 CHF, inkl. Mobility-Ticket
40 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

Jugendherberge Basel St. Alban
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, 4052 Basel
Tel. +41 61 272 05 72
Fax +41 61 272 08 33
www.youthhostel.ch 

Anzahl Betten: 234
MBZ ab 41.80 CHF (Mitgliederpreis), 47.80 CHF (ohne Mitgliedsausweis)
inkl. Frühstück & Mobility-Ticket
Informationen zu Familien-, Jahres- und Gruppenmitgliedschaft unter www.youthhostel.ch 
45 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

YMCA Hostel Basel
Gempenstrasse 64, 4008 Basel
Tel. +41 61 361 73 09
Fax +41 61 363 93 35
www.ymcahostelbasel.ch 

Anzahl Betten: 150
MBZ ab 36 CHF, Frühstück ab 5 CHF
inkl. Mobility-Ticket
40 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

Camping Waldhort
Heideweg 16, 4153 Reinach
Tel. +41 61 711 64 29
Fax +41 61 713 98 35
infonoSpam@camping-waldhort.ch
www.camping-waldhort.ch  

geöffnet: März bis Oktober
Stellplatz inkl. Strom für Wohnwagen: 20 CHF, für Zelt: 12 CHF
Erwachsener: 9 CHF, Kinder: 5 CHF, Hund 3 CHF
10 Min. mit dem Auto zum Goetheanum

Camping „Uf der Hollen“
In Hochwald
Büro in Reinach
jeweils Donnerstag von 18.00 bis 20.00 Uhr
Tel. +41 61 712 02 40
Fax +41 61 599 34 18
Platzkommission, verantwortl. G. D’Agosta: Tel. +41 79 645 85 24
campingplatznoSpam@tcscampingbasel.ch 
www.tcscampingbasel.ch 

 

Gastronomy

Hotel Jura Restaurant Akropolis
Bruggweg 61
4143 Dornach
+ 41 61 706 98 00
www.hoteljura.ch
Original-griechische Speisen

Restaurant La Pergola GmbH
Amthausstrasse 6
4143 Dornach
+ 41 61 701 54 54
www.pizzeria-la-pergola.ch
Küche international / Pizzeria:
Pizza ab 15CHF / Karte: 15 CHF/39 CHF

Restaurant Schlosshof
Schlossweg 125
4143 Dornach
+ 41 61 702 01 50
www.schlosshof-dornach.ch
Frische saisonal breitgefächerte Küche:
Menü ab 20 / Karte: 21 CHF/40 CHF

Restaurant Adler
Hauptstrasse 15
4144 Arlesheim
+ 41 61 703 11 00
www.adler-arlesheim.ch
Gutbürgerliche saisonale Küche:
Karte: 18 CHF/34 CHF

Restaurant Domstübli
Kirchgasse 4
4144 Arlesheim
+41 61 701 75 69
www.domstuebli.ch
Italienische Küche

Hotel Eremitage - Restaurant
Gartenweg 2
4144 Arlesheim
+ 41 61 701 54 20
www.eremitage.ch
Hauptgericht ab 22 CHF

Restaurant Rössli
Ermitagestr. 20
4144 Arlesheim
+ 41 61 701 12 50
Internationale Küche / Pizzeria

Hotel Gasthof Zum Ochsen
Ermitagestr. 16
4144 Arlesheim
+ 41 61 706 52 00
www.ochsen.ch
Küche international:
Karte: 29 CHF/49 CHF / Menü: 77 CHF/155 CHF

Gasthaus zum Stärne
Eremitagestrasse 1
4144 Arlesheim
Tel: +41 61 701 99 52
www.werkstar.ch
Gutbürgerliche Küche

Restaurant Schönmatt
Schönmatt 1 
4145 Gempen
+ 41 61 701 53 88
www.hof-schoenmatt.ch
Gutbürgerliche Küche

Restaurant Gempenturm
Gempenturmstrasse 15
4145 Gempen
+ 41 61 701 51 50
www.gempenturm.ch
Gutbürgerliche gepflegte Küche

Hotel Restaurant Bad Schauenburg
Schauenburgerstrasse 76
4410 Liestal
+41 61 906 27 27
www.badschauenburg.ch
Küche international:
Menü: 95 CHF/110 CHF

Landgasthof Klus
Klusstr. 178
4147 Aesch
+41 61 751 77 33
www.landgasthofklus.ch
Küche international:
Karte: 26 CHF/45 CHF / Menü: 48 CHF/ 72 CHF

Speisehaus

In the Speisehaus you will find everything under one roof: restaurant and cafe, health food shop with Demeter bakery, our boutique and the catering service. 12-14 o'clock warm dishes. Cafe 14-16 clock. Shop: Mon-Fri 8-18.30 and Sat-Sun 8-16 clock.

 

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Gartenpark

The 12-hectare garden park, together with the architecture of the Goetheanum, forms a total work of art. His design is by Rudolf Steiner. The garden park is open to the landscape and therefore always open. It is easily reachable from Basel by public transport or by car.

 

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Bookshop

Bookshop specialized in anthroposophy. Well-maintained range of anthroposophic literature in German. Large selection of anthroposophic titles in English, French, Spanish and Italian. Every available title can be ordered.

 

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Publisher

The publisher at the Goetheanum is the oldest anthroposophical publisher. Over the years, the publishing house has developed a diverse spectrum, ranging from qualified specialist literature to in-depth research and study on almost all topics of anthroposophy, ideas for the meditative life to narrative material for school and family - and with the star calendar at a glance in the world of stars reaches.

 

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