Dornach, Transformatorhaus, 1925. Photo/Foto: TES.

Architecture Walks

Around 180 buildings, including many private homes, were erected around the famous Goetheanum in Dornach (canton Solothurn) over the last 100 years.

At the occasion of the 150th birthday of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) these buildings have been documented for the first time in an architectural guide book.

The buildings not only share the same architectural features, with one another and with the Goetheanum, their orientation and location also reflect the original concept of an “Anthroposophists’ Colony”.

This social and spatial organism is unique in the world and, despite many social and architectural transformations over time, its qualities are still noticeable today. Based on the guide, four walks have been created that make these spatial qualities visible and open to a wider public.

The starting point for all four walks is at the Goetheanum from where they lead off in four different directions towards Dornach or Arlesheim. (Source and further information: