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Second Goetheanum, western front (Dornach, Switzerland)
South facade
Map of the surroundings of the Goetheanum

The Goetheanum is a monumental building designed by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach near Basel in Switzerland and today the seat of the General Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science with its Sections.

After Steiner's death in 1925, Albert Steffen took over the presidency of the General Anthroposophical Society, which is not identical with the Anthroposophical Society founded by Rudolf Steiner, as the latter was dissolved on 8 February 1925 and the Goetheanum Building Society was transformed into the General Anthroposophical Society. Similarly, the School of Spiritual Science in its present form is no longer the one founded by Rudolf Steiner, as he did not appoint a successor to it (Lit.:GA 260, p. 51).

After the first Goetheanum, begun in 1913, was destroyed by fire on 31 December 1922, the foundation stone was laid in 1924 for a second Goetheanum, which was opened in 1928.


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References to the work of Rudolf Steiner follow Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works (CW or GA), Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach/Switzerland, unless otherwise stated.
Email: verlag@steinerverlag.com URL: www.steinerverlag.com.
A complete list by Volume Number and a full list of known English translations you may find at Rudolf Steiner's Complete Works
Rudolf Steiner Archive - books, lectures and articles by Rudolf Steiner online (Jim Stewart).
steinerbooks.org - Anthroposophic Press Inc. (USA)
Rudolf Steiner Handbook - Christian Karl's proven standard work for orientation in Steiner's complete works for free download as PDF.