Austro-British Society Carinthia

Austro-British Society Klagenfurt

Society Carinthia

The Austro-British Society of Carinthia, or Österreichisch-Britische Gesellschaft, is recognised as a “Verein”, or Society.

The main objective of the society is to support and strengthen the cultural and social interactions and relationships between British and other English-speaking nationals with those of the local population, many of whom use the society to improve their understanding of English and the British.

The club is funded through annual membership subscriptions, some sponsorships, and with donations.

The regular weekly meeting place is known as “the club”, located at Karfreitstr. 6 in Klagenfurt. We meet there most Wednesdays, starting at 7 pm. We have a small bar. About once a month we meet elsewhere – details on the EVENTS page.


We are a members-only club, but you are welcome to come and visit us a few times before deciding on whether you would like to join.

Annual Subscriptions, valid for one calendar year:

  • Individual: €35,00
  • Family: €55,00 (covers parents/partners and their children up to the age of 14).

You can pay over the bar or direct to our bank: Osterreichisch-Britische Gesellschaft, IBAN: AT50 2070 6000 0010 9876.


Helen Taupe
Tel: +43 (0)650 566 8278

Annelies Wallace

Elisabeth Riedl
Tel: +43 (0)664 450 6196

Walter Taupe

Other committee members
Susan Griffiths
Walter Ludescher
Paul Brazell


The Austro-British Society Carinthia, based in Klagenfurt, was founded in 1946, the first members being the British soldiers stationed in Carinthia after the war. The purpose of the society was to promote mutual understanding between the Austrian and British people. In Austria, it is known as the Österreichisch-Britische Gesellschaft Kärnten. The society was supported by the “British Council” and they provided books for the library and furniture for the club room. The first club house was in the Villacherstraße 1. There have been many moves since then before we ended up at our present location at Karfreitstraße 6.

Our society has now been running for more than 70 years continually, the longest of all the Austro-British societies in Austria.

Today, the Austro-British Society Carinthia remains a place of intercultural dialogue and activity, offering members opportunities to engage in cultural and social interactions that strengthen the relationships between English-speaking nationals and Austrians.  We meet weekly, most often at our own premises, providing a wide variety of fun and interesting social events, celebrations and trips away.


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