About us

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.

Salzburg with fortress

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.

Trachtenmusik Fuschl

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.

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Events 2018


Mid November to 24. December

Christmas Markets in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, St. Wolfgang and many other towns and cities in Austria. Step into the joy of Christmas and enjoy the wonderful mixture of lovely traditions, old customs, Gluehwein, Lebkuchen and many other delicious delicacies.

Silent Night
Silent Night - A Companion to the Song. The book is published in English by Verlag Anton Pustet of Salzburg. Further information can be obtained from www.pustet.at/Silent-Night_33_p505.html

Silent Night

'Silent Night' village of Oberndorf 1818 - 2018, a reverse glass painting by Andreas Grubinger, to commemorate the village and church where the song was first performed in 1818.

Festspiele und Festivals in Österreich - austria.info

New book on Austrian Exile Studies by the ögs (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Exilforschung), Vienna: Evelyn Adunka, Primavera Driessen Gruber, Simon Usaty (eds.) Exilforschung: Österreich. Leistungen, Defizite & Perspektiven More than 40 scholars provide an overview of the current situation of Exile Studies in Austria covering a wide range of disciplines including literature, music, political science or history of science. A particular focus are different, interdisciplinary perspectives. Amongst other topics, the volume looks at immigration and living conditions in countries such as Australia, France, Canada, Palestine, Spain Turkey or Hungary. This anthology is intended as a signpost towards dealing with remaining unanswered questions in the context of the history of Austrian exile. Read more.

Festivals for all senses in Austria Visit the website: www.austria.info/uk/art-culture

Events are added throughout the season see www.austria.info/uk/events and www.Vienna.Info for further information and exact dates.

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Klimt/Schiele 4 Nov 2018 - 3 Feb 2019
Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna at the Royal Academy. See rare and fragile drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, offering intimate insights into their artistic relationship. This extraordinary collaboration between the Royal Academy and the Albertina Museum in Vienna marks the centenary of both artist' death

Oxford Lieder Festival

The Last of the Romantics: Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna explores the cultural melting pot that was Vienna at the very height of Romanticism. Our starting point is Mahler’s complete songs with piano but we also explore the songs and chamber works by his contemporaries and predecessors: Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Wolf, Zemlinsky, Korngold, and Strauss. Nestled amongst more than fifty performances are also study days, readings, screenings, and workshops. As well as evening recitals we have lunchtime and rush hour concerts every weekday, two of which are given by exceptional young Austrian singers soprano Christina Gansch and mezzo-soprano Christina Sidak. Our star studded line-up of artists also includes Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Angelika Kirchschlager, Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and many more. www.oxfordlieder.co.uk


Greater London German Network /GLGN
This new website will be of interest to many of our members. It includes calendar listings of many German/Austrian/Swiss culture events alongside business and language subjects, blogs etc. www.glgn.org.uk

The Institute of Modern Languages Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1

Austrian Cultural Forum
For further details of events contact www.acflondon.org


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Please refer to individual Stammtisch pages for dates in London and the regions.

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