The Anglo-Austrian Society actively promotes social and cultural exchange, and dialogue between the United Kingdom and Austria. Our aim is to strengthen Austro-British relations in all aspects of public and cultural life.
We are an independent registered charity formed of people from all backgrounds. The Society enjoys the active support of the governments of both Austria and the United Kingdom.
The Anglo-Austrian Society was originally founded in 1944 in London.
Few countries have so rich an historical heritage as Austria and it is easy to fall in love with the contemporary scene of this modern state. There is Vienna, Austria’s capital on the Danube, once the centre of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and thus a political, economic and cultural centre throughout history, with wonderful museums, art galleries, palaces, traditional cafes and splendid restaurants.
Austria’s present geographical status bears no relation whatever to its glorious past, but blended in suitable proportions modern Austria has a dynamic economy, wonderful scenery of Lakes and Mountains, good food and wine, a thriving tourist trade and a cared for environment. Come and see for yourself, the Austrians will welcome you at any time of the year.
“Rosl und Ihre Tochter” is the German version of Liesl Müller-Johnson’s autobiographical book “Rosl’s Daughter”, which has been translated recently into German by Monika Mertl. Trish Heffron has reviewed this book for us.
Eva-Maria Mansell reviews Marion Trestler’s book Destination UK - Women immigrants from post-war Austria
Read Tim Pashley's review of Habsburg emperor Joseph II by Derek Beales.
Festivals for all senses in Austria Visit the website: www.austria.info/uk/art-culture
International Hot Air Balloon Week, Filzmoos, Salzburg
75th Hahnenkamm Race in Kitzbühel, Tyrol
20.01 – 25.01.2015
Huge jumps and high speed. The downhill race on the “Streif” is the most difficult ski race in the season’s calendar – the Grand National of skiing.
Mozart Week, Salzburg
22.01- 1.02.2015 Salzburg celebrates the birthday of its most famous son
Johann Strauss Ball in Vienna
14.02.2015 held t the Kursaloon, a glittering ball in historic surroundings
ART Innsbruck 2014
20.02 – 23.02.2015 This event features international exhibitors, who present prints, sculptures and many other works of art
17th Mountain Attack in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
16.01.2015 Over 3000 altitude meters, 6 peaks and 40 km on cross-country skis
The race starts at 4 pm in the village square of Saalbach with a sprint to the base of the steep Schattberg, when the first climb up the mountain begins. Dusk breaks over the valley, but there are further summits to conquer before the race finishes in Saalbach. Mountain Attack has been recognised as the leading international and Austrian ski event.
www.mountain-attack.at and www.saalbach.com
Christmas Markets are held in many Austrian cities and villages and to find out more details at www.christmasmarkets.com.
Spanish Riding School for dates of performances contact: www.srs.at