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 1 and 2.30 p.m.

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: 1.30 pm

The painted ceiling in the Main Auditorium
The painted ceiling with motifs based on sketches by Rudolf Steiner. Recommended starting time: 1.30 p.m.

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: 1.30 pm

Coloured lights and shadows in the Main Auditorium
The interplay of colour and light created by the stained-glass windows. Recommended starting time: 1.30 p.m. 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.

Price

Up to 6 people: 90 CHF total
7 people or more: 15 CHF/person

School groups
Up to 25 people: 120 CHF total
Each additional person: 7 CHF

Architecture path tours
Up to 6 people: 120 CHF total
7 people or more: 20 CHF/person
For larger groups, a sum is decided upon.

Children’s tours
(including chaperones)
Up to 13 people: 90 CHF total
Each additional person: 7 CHF

Tuesdays-Sundays
Recommended times
Between 13:00-15:00
Lasts approx. 80 minutes

Tours requests beyond 80 minutes: an additional 90 CHF