The Austrian esoteric philosopher and architect Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum, constructed between 1925 and 1928, has gone down in architectural history as one of the first structures to be built entirely of concrete. Goetheanum is a mere ten kilometres from Basel, on Dornach Hill. The site makes it visible at a considerable distance - when first glimpsed among woods and vineyards, it strangely evokes Gaudi's Casa Mila in the centre of Barcelona - both buildings are in a style of their own, and it is quite difficult to stick them in a particular architectural category. It's as though a flight of fancy had swooped down upon the hillside to hatch the edifice. The building currently houses the Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science founded by Rudolf Steiner. It's possible to enter and explore the building - the terrace on the monumental second storey offers the strangest emotions, seemingly rings the entire structure, giving you the impression that you are standing on a ghostly tectonic surface outside space and time and whatever is happening below.
Ruttiweg 45, Dornach
Keywords: museum, museums, Basel