Dornach, Goetheanum. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Goetheanum in Dornach

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), founder of the anthroposophical movement, took the initiative to construct the Goetheanum in Dornach, named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Steiner admired Goethe.

The first building was built around 1914

The first building of the Goetheanum burned down in 1923. The present-day complex was completed in 1928. The large dome reflects the spirit of the times. Modern, Art Deco, organic forms and surrealism, symbolism, paintings and sculpture with the evolution of mankind and the (spiritual) development of people as a motif.

The Goetheanum today

Many other monumental buildings were erected after 1928. The Heizhaus, Verlagshaus, Glashaus, Haus Kirchner, Haus Duldeck, Haus Moser, Haus Rust, Haus Ranzenberger, Haus Jevskeenko, Rudolf Steiner Halde, Haus de Jaager are just a few of the approximately 180 monumental buildings in Dornach and Arlesheim.

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Rudolf Steiner and his first design of the Goetheanum. Exposition Goetheanum

Rudolf Steiner Schule St. Gall