Discover with Timothy Tye
Dornach, Switzerland

Start here
Heimatmuseum, DornachHeimatmuseum, Dornach
photo source
photo licensing

Dornach is a small town in Dorneck district, Solothurn canton, Switzerland, to the south of Basel.

Dornach was first mentioned in 1223. It was the site of the Battle of Dornach of 1499, which effectively freed the Old Swiss Confederacy from the Holy Roman Empire. The town of 6,300 people (2011 estimate) is predominantly German (88.5%). Most of the people here are Roman Catholics (34.6%), while member of the Swiss Reformed Church accounts for 22.4% of the population.

Dornach is best known today as the world center for anthroposophy, which was founded by Austrian social philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Steiner was strongly influenced by the writing of German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Hence the world center for the anthroposophical movement was named Goetheanum in his honor.

Goetheanum, DornachGoetheanum, Dornach
photo source
authorshipRoland Zumbuehl
photo licensing

Visiting Dornach

Dornach can be reached by train and bus from Basel.

Sights & Attractions in Dornach

  1. Goetheanum
    World center ofthe anthroposophical movement, a complex that includes auditoriums, gallery, lecture halls and bookstore. The building was designed in the Expressionist style, without any right angles. The present building, completed in 1928, is the second one after the original Goetheanum was destroyed by a fire in 1922.
  2. Schloss Dorneck
    Ruins of a castle located to the east of Dornach.

Thank you for using my website!

Hello and thank you for reading this page. My name is . I wrote this page to compile what I discover, for my own knowledge, and also to share it with people who might find it useful. It is part of three inter-connected websites: Penang Travel Tips, and Timothy Property Mart.

I am a real estate agent, food blogger, amateur historian and travel author. This website is an encyclopedia as well as a business directory. As a real estate agent, I help people buy, sell, rent and let properties. If you have a property to sell or rent in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh or Malacca, my team of realtors and I can help you. If you operate a restaurant, can write about your food and promote your restaurant. I can also help you engage other food bloggers to write about your food. And finally, if you are operating a business anywhere in Malaysia, you can add your shop to this website and be found by lots of customers. All you need to do is contact me with what you need.

contact Tim

You can do many things directly from this website. If you are visiting Penang, I can arrange for you a tour guide and/or driver to show you around. If you are traveling by bus anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, you can book your bus ticket. If you seek accommodation, you can get hotel room rates.

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's message to all who need it, anywhere in the world. If you are open to hearing it, please read God's Good News to You.

If you wish to contact me, please use this contact form. And don't forget to follow me on Facebook. See you!

 My Latest Updates

Copyright © 2003-2019 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.