Austria


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.

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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.

Hallstatt Winter

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.

 


Members' reviews

Rosl’s daughter
Rosl’s daughter

“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.


 

News/Events


Austria

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

Bregenz Spring International Dance Festival 20.03. – 22.05.2015
One of the most innovative festivals in its category
Wachau Gourmet Festival 9.04. – 23.4.2014 Wachau www.donau.com
Salzburg Easter Festival 28.03. – 6.04.2015 Salzburg
One of the most renowned music festivals in the wolrd and a unique opportunity to experience the Berlin Philharmonis Orchestra.

Wiener Festwochen  15.5. – 21.6.2014 Vienna

Snow boarding

Snowbombing , Mayrhofen, Tyrol 6.04. – 11.04.2015
Snowboarding, crazy partying and chalet-hopping in one of Austria’s most popular winter and summer resort.

Johann Strauss Ball in Vienna
14.02.2015 held t the Kursaloon, a glittering ball in historic surroundings
Johann Strauss

ART Innsbruck 2014
Golden roof
20.02 – 23.02.2015 This event features international exhibitors, who present prints, sculptures and many other works of art

Spanish Riding School

Spanish Riding School for dates of performances contact: www.srs.at

Narzisses in spring

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


 

News/Events


United Kingdom

Jewish Book Week at the ACF 21. Feb – 1.March 2015
Israeli-Austrian writer Doron Rabinovici will read an extract from his latest novel ‘Elsewhere” on 24th February at the Austrian Cultural Forum at 7 pm. Further details on www.acflondon.org

Austrian Cultural Forum
Max Perutz Lecture 2015
15. February 2015
at the Friends of Peterhouse Theatre
Cambridge
See www.acflondon.org  for further details

Stammtisch

Stammtisch sign

Please refer to events calendar for Stammtisch dates in London and the regions.


 

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