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

Vienna Peace Festival on 29th April

Stairway to Klimt
13. February - 2. September 2018, Vienna Enjoy a close-up view of the magnificent cycle of paintings by Gustav Klimt above the arcades of the main staircase at the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Festspiele und Festivals in Österreich - austria.info

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Centennial of the Nobel Prize, Vienna Read about “International Year of Chrystallography” and “International Year of Soils”

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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Friends of Robert Stolz bi-annual Meeting
Saturday 14th April 2018
at The Methodist Central Hall Emanuel Room Storey's Gate Westminster London SW1 Bookings: Erika Lang

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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
Calendar of Events for 2017.

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

Vienna-London Passage to Safety, 15.03.2018 - 17.04.2018 at the Austrian Cultural Forum

Emigre portraits in photographs and words. This documentary project by Marion Trestler highlights the life stories of 21 Austrians who fled to the United Kingdom during the 1930s to escape National Socialism. More info about the poject: www.mariontrestler.com


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

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