Coronavirus: Goetheanum closed for guests but operations continue

Coronavirus: Goetheanum closed for guests but operations continue

19 March 2020

As a result of the decisions of the Swiss Federal Council on how to deal with the coronavirus, the Goetheanum is closed to the public until 19 April 2020. Internal operations will continue – bookings for events starting in May will continue to be processed.


The closure of the Goetheanum to the public means that no events will take place. This also affects the General Assembly of the General Anthroposophical Society, which will be postponed from the beginning of April to October 2020.

The Goetheanum cannot be visited up to and including 19 April, and there will be no guided tours.

At the Goetheanum the library and the bookshop (books can be ordered and sent by mail) and the cafeteria are closed, as is the ‘Speisehaus’ Restaurant. The ‘Vital Shop’ in the building of the Speisehaus is open.

Otherwise, business will continue as normal under the given circumstances. Employees can usually be reached by e-mail and telephone. The Goetheanum reception desk is also accessible through the west entrance. Bookings for events starting in May are possible.


The Executive Council will continue to inform regarding the current situation on the Goetheanum website.

Contact person Justus Wittich, vorstandssekretariat@goetheanum.ch

Translation by Joan Sleigh